Education in the City - Helping Children Cope with Stress

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, Parent - Child, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Health & Wellness, Other Happenings
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Fri, 3 Nov, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 5 - Possibility Room

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064

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  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, Parent - Child, Educators/Parents

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Education in the City –
Helping Children Cope with Stress

Join us as we gain a better understanding of the effects of stress on children, and how we can play a part in reducing the pressure they face.
Discover tips on helping children with homework and time management, and learn about the importance of mindfulness and breathing exercises for them.
Free admission. Registration is required.

The National Library, in conjunction with the Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, is proud to present Education in the City.  This series offers perspectives from researchers who work in Singapore schools so that the public can better understand education issues and gain practical tips on what can be done to help our children.

About the Speakers
Dr Wong Hwei Ming is a Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), National Institute of Education (NIE). She has 13 years of experience in education research, mainly in the areas of assessment practices and literacy. Dr Wong is also a registered educational psychologist in Singapore, and has been a part-time school counsellor at a local primary school for over 14 years. Prior to joining NIE, Dr Wong was a primary school teacher at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Primary). She has also worked in MOE as an educational psychologist in the former Psychological and Guidance Services Branch, Education Programmes Division.
Dr Fannie Khng Kiat Hui is a Research Scientist at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL), National Institute of Education (NIE). Her research focuses on the cognitive science of learning, development, and performance, on both behavioural and neurophysiological levels. She is particularly interested in the study of inhibitory control and attention, and their role in cognitive-emotional self-regulation in children and adolescents. Her work includes cognitive training, and investigations into the effects, mechanisms and boundary conditions of mindfulness, as well as mindfulness in education. She is also a certified/registered yoga teacher and teaches complimentary mindfulness + yoga class for colleagues in NIE once a week during lunch.

About the Moderator
Dr Dennis Kwek is Assistant Dean (Research Communications), Office of Education Research (OER), National Institute of Education; Head of the CORE Research Office, OER, and Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), NIE. He has over 20 years of research experience in the United Kingdom and Singapore, including 12 years in education research at CRPP. He has published widely with chapters in international handbooks and international book series as well as journal articles. His research interests include system studies in education, sociology of education, classroom pedagogy, curriculum innovation and whole school reform, educational philosophy, discourse analysis and comparative education. He is an editorial board member of the American Education Research Journal and Associate Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Education and Pedagogies: An International Journal. In his free time, of which he has practically none nowadays, he would like to play computer games.


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