Sirinut Sawatdeenarunat


Contact Information

Telephone: 6601 4991
Office: CELC #03-18 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge, UK
  • BEd (First Class Honours), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


  • Centre for English Language Communication, NUS: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (Writing & Communication), 2015/16.
  • Endeavour Postgraduate Awards, Australia, 2010 – 2014.
  • Cambridge Overseas Trust and Cambridge Thai Foundation, 2006-2007.

Modules/Courses Taught

  • SP1541/ES1541 Exploring Science Communication through Popular Science
  • NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute English Language Program (2015 & 2017)
  • English Language Programme for Waseda University Students
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) Training Programme for National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Science communication skills
  • Popular science
  • Multiliteracies/ New Literacies
  • Web-based technology in the language classroom
  • Teacher written feedback

Educational Research Grants

  • CDTL Teaching Enhancement Grant AY2016/2017. Project titled Implementing and evaluating the impact of a new science communication syllabus.


  • Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2014) The Values of Verbal Protocols: An Investigation of EFL Students Researching the Web. The International Journal of Technologies in Learning. 20(2). 51-61.

Seminars & Conferences

  • Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2017, April). Learning how to learn: The inquiry-based approach in a science communication module. Seminar presented at the Faculty of Science Annual Teaching Workshop, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Tang, K. K. & Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2017, July). Assessing metalinguistic reflection: A case study of a science communication module in Singapore. Paper presented at the 16th Symposium on Second Language Writing Assessing Second Language Writing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Yuen, B. & Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2017, July). Developing and validating an assessment rubric for science article writing. Paper presented at the 16th Symposium on Second Language Writing Assessing Second Language Writing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sawatdeenarunat, S., Tang, K. K. & Mok, J. C. H. (2016, May). Using Popular Science to Enhance Science Communication. Paper presented at the CELC Symposium, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2015, December). Reconceptualising 21st Century English Language Learning Practices and Pedagogies. Paper presented at the TESOL Regional Conference, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2012, December). An Investigation of EFL Students’ Online Literacy Practices. Paper presented at the joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • Sawatdeenarunat, S. (2011, December). How does the ‘Net Gen’ read online?. Paper presented at the Applied Linguistics Associations of Australia (ALAA) and New Zealand (ALANZ) Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.