Academic Profile : Faculty

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Mr Ng Yong Sim
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Natural Sciences & Science Education
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Yong Sim has been with the Natural Sciences and Science Education (NSSE) Academic Group of NIE/NTU as a lecturer since 2016. He was also with NSSE AG/NIE/NTU as a Teaching Fellow for 3 years from 2011 to 2013. He received his Master of Education (MEd) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with Distinction from NIE/NTU and BEng (Hons) from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from NTU. He was awarded NIE NEXUS Award (Team) in 2020 and NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award in 2019 & 2023.

Prior to joining NIE/NTU, Yong Sim was with the Ministry of Education (Singapore) where he taught in secondary schools between 2004 to 2015. Yong Sim held the position of Senior Teacher and has experience in mentoring teachers. He is committed to work involving Design & Technology (D&T) education in the secondary schools and shared his professional practices to many D&T teachers in numerous D&T sharing platforms.

Professional Activities
Core member D&T Subject Chapter, MOE Academy of Singapore Teachers (2023 - 2024)
Judge IDEX competition, ACS(Independent) (2023)
Evaluation Panelist D&T Awards (2023)
IvP mentor MOE Innovation Programme (IvP) (2023)
Judge Students STEM Hackathon (2023), meri-STEM centre/NIE
Judge e-IDEX competition, ACS(Independent) (2022)
IvP mentor MOE Innovation Programme (2022)
Judge STEM Hackathon (2021), meri-STEM centre/NIE
Presenter D&T Conference (2017)
Knowledgeable Others Clementi Town Secondary School (2016)
Core member D&T Subject Chapter, MOE Academy of Singapore Teachers (2015)
Presenter D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2014)
Presenter Concurrent session, D&T Conference (2012)
Presenter Concurrent session, D&T Conference (2011)
Presenter D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2010)
Presenter 3rd CPDD Professional sharing (2010)
Presenter D&T Forum (2010)
Presenter D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2009)

Workshops conducted for international educators
20 Nov 2023 Singapore Secondary School D&T education for Yunan/China educators
23-24 Oct 2023 Building Digital Literacy in STEM for Indonesia educators
16-19 Oct 2023 Developing Digital Literacy thru STEM Curriculum for Cambodia educators
06 Oct 2023 Singapore Secondary School D&T education for Cambodia educators
21-22 Jun 2023 Singapore Secondary School D&T education for Zhejiang/China educators
26-29 Sep 2022 STEM - Technology workshop in Bundung, Indonesia
26 Aug 2019 STREAM: Think, Create and Make for UAE teachers
12 Jul 2019 Creativity in D&T spaces for Suzhou/China teachers
22 May 2019 STEM workshop for ASEAN students
02-03 Apr 2019 STEM workshop for Hong Kong educators
21-22 Jan 2019 Singapore Secondary School D&T education for Cambodia educators
16-22 Dec 2018 Design thinking – Sketching and Making to think in Suzhou, China (Part 2b)
02-08 Dec 2018 Design thinking – Sketching and Making to think in Suzhou, China (Part 2a)
14-20 Oct 2018 Design thinking – Sketching and Making to think in Suzhou, China (Part 1b)
18-25 Aug 2018 Design thinking – Sketching and Making to think in Suzhou, China (Part 1a)
15 Aug 2018 Singapore Secondary School D&T education for Yunan/China educators
11-17 Dec 2017 STEM workshop (Part 2) in Thailand
14 Aug 2017 STEM workshop for Daegu/South Korea teachers
16-22 Jul 2017 STEM workshop (Part 1) in Thailand
Issues and practices in Design & Technology Education
Methodologies in teaching and learning Design & Technology
Technological applications in Design and Technology Education
Design & Technology programmes development in secondary schools
STEM Education
 
  • Comparing students' questioning, argumentation and creative thinking in problem-centric and solution-centric STEM activities
  • Actualising Integrated STEM Lessons
Awards
• 2023 NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, National Institute of Education
• 2023 10 Years Long Service Award, National Institute of Education
• 2020 NIE NEXUS Award (Team), National Institute of Education
• 2019 NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, National Institute of Education
• 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School
• 2013 10 Years Long Service Award, Ministry of Education
• 2010 Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Zhonghua Secondary School
• 2009 School Innergy Award (Silver), Ministry of Education
• 2006 Distinguished Honour Graduand Award (Teacher Officer Course), National Cadet Corps
 
Courses Taught
Postgraduate Diploma in Education(PGDE) Courses
QCN52A - Design & Technology Education - Teaching and Evaluating the Design Process in-action
QCN52B - Material & Technology Processing I
QCN52C - Material & Technology Processing II
QCN52D - Design & Technology Pedagogy and Management

Professional Development Courses
INS2139 - Design-and-Make I (Randomness!)
INS2140 - Design-and-Make II (Shape-Borrowing!)
INS2141 - Design-and-Make III (SCAMPER!)
INS2142 - Refresher on Machining Skills I (Meranti - Mild Steel)
INS2143 - Refresher on Machining Skills II (Pine_Ash - Aluminium)
INS2144 - Refresher on Machining Skills III (Teak - Brass)
INS2145 - Refresher on Machining Skills IV (Jelutong - Copper)
INS2162 - Facilitating Pupils in Designing in the 2019 D&T Upper Secondary T&L Syllabus
INS2217 - Microcontroller - Values & fun applications!
INS1027 - Integrated STEM for Primary Level (Part 1)
INS2190 - Integrating STEM into Lower Secondary Science (Part 1)
INS4423 - Approaches and Emerging Technologies in STEM Education

Management and Leadership in School Programme
MLS3204 - Curriculum Leadership in Craft and Technology