Most educators are passionate about wanting to provide the best educational experience possible within the constraints of limited resources and time. While new interventions and pedagogical approaches are exciting and innovative, many of them require either an overhaul of an entire system, or simply require too much resources to implement effectively. I am deeply interested in how one can possibly formulate low-cost scalable interventions through the use of technology, that are based on existing psychological theories which are already empirically supported, so as to improve learning outcomes in the areas of critical thinking and curiosity. I am also passionate about how we can create positive educational change not just in NUS, but also how we can contribute to the educational landscape in the developing countries in Asia.
Dr Lee Li Neng is a Lecturer at the National University of Singapore in the Department of Psychology and has taught a variety of Psychology modules for the last 9 years, with a current emphasis on adolescent development. He also received his Ph.D. in Psychology from NUS, graduating as the valedictorian while teaching in the department. Currently, his research interests lie in education, specifically how teaching and learning can be optimised, especially through the use of technology, and how critical thinking, curiosity and creativity can be developed among students. He is also a husband of a lovely wife, and a father of 3 children.
About being a part of the Academy…
I am honoured to have the privilege to be part of a community of excellent educators, who are passionate about creating positive change and increasing the quality of education here in NUS. I look forward to learning from how different disciplines approach and understand what excellent teaching and learning is, and how we can best design human-centric educational experiences for everyone.
2019 NUSAnnual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) for AY 2017/18
2018 FASS Special Teaching Award (AY2017/18)“Mentorship”, for strong commitment towards fostering a teaching excellence culture through teacher mentorship.
2018 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (FTEA) for AY2017/18
2018 NUSAnnual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) for AY 2016/17
2017 FASS Special Teaching Award (AY2016/17)“Students’ Choice Award”, for the most outstanding student feedback received based on excellent teaching, approachability and helpfulness
2017 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (FTEA) for AY2016/17
2011 GSTA Honour Roll, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
2011 Graduate Students’ Teaching Award (GSTA) Semester 1, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
2010 Graduate Students’ Teaching Award (GSTA), Semester 2, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
2010 Graduate Students’ Teaching Award (GSTA), Semester 1, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore