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Suzanne Choo

Professional Background

Educational Background

PhD (English Education) - Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008 to present

MA (English Studies), specializing in English Literature - National University of Singapore, 2002-2004

Postgraduate diploma in Education (Credit) - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1998-1999.

Bcs (Bachelor of Communication Studies). specializing in Electornic & Broadcast Media, 2nd upp. Honors - Nanyang Tecnological University, Singapore, 1993-1997

Scholarly Interests

Literature Education

History of Criticism

World Literature, Global Literature, Transnational Literature

Literature and globalization, cosmopolitanism

Literature and ethics

Media Education

Multimodality and visual metaphors

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Choo, S. (2010). On Literature's use(ful/less)ness: Reconceptualizing Literature education in the age of globalisation. Journal of Curriculum Studies. In press.

Choo, S. (2010). Cultivating moral sensibilities through aesthetic education. The International Journal of the Humanities, 8 (2), 109-118.
 
Choo, S. (2010). Writing through visual acts of reading: Integrating visual aesthetics in integrated writing and reading tasks. The High School Journal. 93 (4), 166-176.
 
Choo, S. (2010). The role of visual thinking in writing the news story. English Journal, 99 (4), 30-36.

Choo, S. (2010). Exploring contextual criticism in postmodern reflections of Reflective Practice. Journal of Teaching & Learning, 24 (1), 35-45.

Chan, C. & Choo, S. (2009). Multimodal assessment in the English classroom. International Conference on Teaching and Learning: Special issue on teaching and learning. INTI University College, 14-29.

Books

Choo, S. & Chan, C. (2007). Reel World Learning: Integrating media in the English classroom. Singapore: Mc-Graw-Hill.

publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Choo, S. (2010). On Literature's use(ful/less)ness: Reconceptualizing Literature education in the age of globalisation. Journal of Curriculum Studies. In press.

Choo, S. (2010). Cultivating moral sensibilities through aesthetic education. The International Journal of the Humanities. In press, 8 (2), 109-118.

Choo, S. (2010). Writing through visual acts of reading: Integrating visual aesthetics in integrated writing and reading tasks. The High School Journal, 93 (4), 166-176.
 
Choo, S. (2010). The role of visual thinking in writing the news story. English Journal, 99(4), 30-36.

Choo, S. (2010). Exploring contextual criticism in postmodern reflections of Reflective Practice. Journal of Teaching & Learning, 24(1), 35-45.

Chan, C. & Choo, S. (2009). Multimodal assessment in the English classroom. International Conference on Teaching and Learning: Special issue on teaching and learning. INTI University College, 14-29.

Books

Choo, S. & Chan, C. (2007). Reel World Learning: Integrating media in the English classroom. Singapore: Mc-Graw-Hill.

Textbooks

Choo, S. and Yeo, R. (2007). Mining for Meaning: A Guide to the Unseen for GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level students. Singapore: Learners Publishing. Note: This book was commissioned by the English Unit, CPDD, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Choo, S. and Yeo, R. (2005). Sharpening the Senses: A Guide to Critical Reading. Singapore: Learners Publishing (1st edition published in 2003 and 2nd edition published in 2005).

Choo, S. (2001). Unseen Poetry & Prose for the GCE 'O' Level eXam. Singapore: Avon Print & Book publishers.

Articles, Interviews etc. 


Choo, S. (2010). Interview - The Unseen. Singapore: Word Forward.

Choo, S. & Sousanis, N. (2008). Horror in the Postmodern Classroom. Inter-view: A Teachers College monthly publication. 

Choo, S. (2007) “The Status of Teaching and Teaching in Singapore”. Published Interview. The Echo of Education. Ed. Horaz, Yoram. (Israel’s leading educational journal).

Choo, S. (2006). Incorporating Film in the Literature Curriculum. Published article in Singteach (September). Singapore: Center of Research Pedagogy & Practice, National Institute of Education

Choo, S. (2006). English literature: Don't be in awe of 'canonical' texts. The Straits Times, Forum, February 20.

honors and awards

2009 – Education Pioneers Fellowship, New York

2008 – Teaching Excellence Fund (Ministry of Education–Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

2007 – Overseas Graduate Scholarship (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

2005 – Recognition for significant impact on teaching scholar, Ministry of Education, Singapore

2003 – Finalist for the Outstanding Youth in Education Award (National), Singapore

2001 – Hewlett-Packard Innovation in IT award, Singapore

2001, 2002, 2005 – Ministry of Education (Singapore) Outstanding Contribution Award (Individual)