Siew Chin’s learning journey in early childhood studies brought her from Singapore, to Boston, then London, and now Melbourne. She is currently a Graduate Researcher and Tutor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Siew Chin first started working as an early childhood educator, and later a project officer, research assistant and most recently co-principal investigator for early childhood projects in Singapore. Her teaching and research interests include early childhood pedagogy and curriculum, adult-child interaction and teacher professional learning.
Siew Chin is currently mainly working on her PhD project - Holistic Education in Outdoor Learning - exploring how places influence the relational processes of early educators that contribute to their pedagogical and curricular design for young children in an urbanised landscape. https://www.crec.co.uk/becera-posts/outdoor-community-learning-early-educators-out-and-about-experiences-in-urbanized-places She is also co-leading the Preschool Outdoor Learning Evaluation Study (POLES) investigating Singapore early childhood educators’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in the outdoors, as well as children’s /parents’ attitudes, levels of physical activity, and outdoor experiences.
Ng, S. C., & Bull, R. (2018). Facilitating social emotional learning in kindergarten classrooms: Situational factors and teachers’ strategies. International Journal of Early Childhood, 50(3), 335-352. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13158-018-0225-9
Ng, S. C., & Sun, H. (2021). Promoting social emotional learning through shared book reading: Examining teacher’s strategies and children’s responses in kindergarten classrooms. Early Education and Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2021.1974232