Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Hanin Binte Hussain
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Psychology and Child & Human Development
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I have been both a primary school teacher and an early childhood teacher and have taught in Singapore and New Zealand. I enjoy teaching, designing and developing courses/programmes, as well as playing with ideas related to these. Now, as a teacher-educator, I underpin the various aspects of my teaching with an intention to foster both learning experiences and outcomes with my students in ways that are meaningful and transformative for all us. I believe in the notion of teaching as a practice that can embody different focus and forms, e.g., teaching as a mindful practice, a playful practice and a neural practice.
Complexity thinking in education,Curriculum,Educational leadership,Emergent research methodologies,Learning in through and about ICT in the early childhood curriculum,Physically active play/early childhood physical education,Play in children and adults,Self-study (individual and collaborative) pedagogical research,Teachers’ professional learning and development,Teaching and learning,curriculum leadership,early childhood curriculum,emergent curriculum,professional leadership,work-based professional learning
  • Developing a transition position statement to guide transition practices in Singapore
  • Perspectives and Experiences of Transition from Early Childhood Education to Primary School in Singapore
• 2020 NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award
• 2018 NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award
• 2013. University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor’s General Staff Professional Development Award. For the project “Fostering professional learning journeys”.
• 2013. University of Canterbury Health and Well-being Award. For the project 'Developing a complex system for managing health and safety at Early Years Care and Education Centres'
• 2008. University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship.
• 2007. University Prize, University of Canterbury.
• 2006. TeachNZ Early Childhood Scholarship, Ministry of Education (New Zealand).
• 2005. John Doran Fees Scholarship, Christchurch College of Education.
• 1993 Singapore National Youth Council-Outward Bound Singapore Award, Ministry of Social Development (Singapore).