Christine Kim-Eng Lee

Speaker Profile

Christine

Name: Christine Kim-Eng Lee

Position: Assoc. Prof. of National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University , Programme Director of NIE's joint MA in Leadership and Educational Change with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Country: Singapore

Biography

Associate Professor Christine Kim-Eng Lee was Head of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Academic Group (2006-2015), Head of Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group (2000-2006) and Vice-Dean of the School of Arts (1997-2000). Her research interests are in the areas of teacher development and learning, lesson study, cooperative and collaborative learning, curriculum development, implementation and change, curriculum and teacher leadership, and curriculum and school reforms. Through her pioneering efforts in introducing Lesson Study to schools in Singapore through two R & D programmes, Communities of Practice in Cooperative Learning (CoPCL) and Lesson Study as a Teacher-Directed Form of Instructional Improvement, Lesson Study is now implemented in 58% of schools in Singapore. Christine plays an active role in the international Lesson Study community as the President of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) from 2011-2016 and is now the Immediate Past President. She is lead editor of the WALS-Routledge Lesson Study Series.
Christine is a recipient of several awards, notably the University of Singapore Gold Medal, the Fulbright Award, the Milestone Award from Teachers College and Singapore Public Administration Medal (Bronze). In 2015, Christine was awarded the Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Award and the Nanyang Award for Excellent Service to Nanyang Technological University. In 2017, Christine was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award.