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Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark Aug 2019

Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Starting at SMU
  • Concepts and Value
  • Challenges and Future
  • Teaching and Curriculum
  • Campus - Prinsep Street going forward
  • Faculty
  • Challenges & Future
  • Advise for Students


School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University Jul 2019

School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Annual Report highlights the School of Law’s modest achievements and developments over the past year, as well as the substantive impact of these initiatives.


Counselling Referral For University Students: A Phenomenological Study From The Teachers’ Perspective, Poh Yaip Steven Ng, Yee Lin Ada Chung May 2019

Counselling Referral For University Students: A Phenomenological Study From The Teachers’ Perspective, Poh Yaip Steven Ng, Yee Lin Ada Chung

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This small-scale pilot study analysed the input of two university teachers regarding their approaches, attitudes and understanding regarding counselling referrals for students in a university setting in Singapore. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis, four main categories of themes were defined from the findings: referral procedures, challenges/difficulties, support and awareness. The academic teaching staff has an important role in the holistic development of students by helping them obtain counselling referrals. The key issues raised are outlined for consideration by policymakers, academic teaching staff and practitioners both within and outside of Singapore. The findings are discussed ...


Oral History Interview With Lily Kong (Part 2), Lily Kong Mar 2019

Oral History Interview With Lily Kong (Part 2), Lily Kong

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Research - Capacity building
  • Teaching & Curriculum - Postgraduate professional programs
  • Presidents - Internal and external role
  • Presidents - Garden metaphor
  • Leadership styles, group dynamics
  • Challenges & Future - A relatively young university
  • Concept & Values - Making a difference in higher education
  • Challenges & Future - Healthy competition, cooperation and collaboration
  • Personal Reflection - As a woman in senior management
  • Advice for Students - Dare to dream
  • Presidents - Learning & delegating
  • Personal Reflection - Getting a different perspective
  • Advice for Students - Know yourself and find a good fit


The ‘Seven S’ Approach To Subject-Based Banding In Schools, David Chan Mar 2019

The ‘Seven S’ Approach To Subject-Based Banding In Schools, David Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed the issues surrounding the replacement of streaming at secondary school with the subject-based banding system. He explained how we can approach issues by reflecting on what he called the "Seven S" elements of education.


Brain Drain, Brain Waste And Exporting Talent, Singapore Management University Feb 2019

Brain Drain, Brain Waste And Exporting Talent, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Developing countries should remember the purpose of higher education instead of viewing a degree as a tool for career opportunities overseas


Does Early Active Bilingualism Enhance Inhibitory Control And Monitoring? A Propensity-Matching Analysis, Andree Hartanto, Hwajin Yang Feb 2019

Does Early Active Bilingualism Enhance Inhibitory Control And Monitoring? A Propensity-Matching Analysis, Andree Hartanto, Hwajin Yang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Prior research suggesting that longer bilingual experience benefits inhibitory control and monitoring has been criticized for a lack of control over confounding variables. We addressed this issue by using a propensity-score matching procedure that enabled us to match early and late bilinguals on 18 confounding variables-for example, demographic characteristics, immigration status, fitness, extracurricular training, motivation, and emotionality-that have been shown to influence cognitive control. Before early and late bilinguals were matched (N = 196), we found early active bilingual advantages in flanker effects (in accuracy), global accuracy, and sensitivity (d') on the Attention Network Test for Interaction and Vigilance and global ...


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University Jan 2019

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

I am happy to report that our faculty and staff have eagerly stepped up for this challenge to become Asia's best business school ! Let me take the opportunity to highlight a few initiatives: Delivering innovative, transformative learning experiences; creating opportunities for research with impact; and cultivating and deepening our Asian partnerships.


A Two-Round In-Class Trading Game On The Principle Of Comparative Advantage And The Theory Of Reciprocal Demand, Bei Hong Jan 2019

A Two-Round In-Class Trading Game On The Principle Of Comparative Advantage And The Theory Of Reciprocal Demand, Bei Hong

Research Collection School Of Economics

This paper outlines a classroom trading game that explores equilibrium terms of trade using the principle of comparative advantage and theory of reciprocal demand. Students are divided into eight groups. Each group is assigned a country with hypothetical productivity and each country seeks its trading partner based on comparative advantage. Students simulate the trading of goods between countries with the objective of achieving the best possible terms of trade. The game encourages students to reflect on their learning of the principle of comparative advantage, consider improvements in trade terms through negotiation, and summarize the conditions for mutually beneficial terms of ...


Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow Jan 2019

Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The accounting cycle is an important yet difficult topic for introductoryfinancial accounting students to learn. These students often lack the businesscontext to understand the accounting cycle and find the traditional teachingapproach dry. This problem motivates the authors to examine whether a blendedlearning approach via online tutorials can improve students’ perceivedknowledge of the accounting cycle for the undergraduate introductory financialaccounting course. The authors developed four innovative online tutorials witha coherent storyline to enable students to learn the accounting cycle and to supplementin-class learning. To test the effectiveness of online tutorials, anindependent survey was conducted by the Centre of Teaching Excellence at ...


The Effects Of Script Variation, Literacy Skills, And Immersion Experience On Executive Attention: A Comparison Of Matched Monoscriptal And Biscriptal Bilinguals, Sujin Yang, Hwajin Yang, Andree Hartanto Jan 2019

The Effects Of Script Variation, Literacy Skills, And Immersion Experience On Executive Attention: A Comparison Of Matched Monoscriptal And Biscriptal Bilinguals, Sujin Yang, Hwajin Yang, Andree Hartanto

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

To examine script effects, monoscriptal Spanish-English (SE) bilinguals, who use two similar Roman alphabetic systems, were compared to biscriptal Chinese-English (CE) bilinguals, who use logographs and Roman alphabets. On the Attention Network Test, script effects were most evident in global processing efficiency (i.e., inverse efficiency and reaction time) and in the local network of executive control in favor of biscriptal CE bilinguals over matched monoscriptal SE counterparts. Literacy effects were found on the executive control network among Chinese-English bilinguals of high L1-literacy skills over their script- and immersion-matched counterparts, who varied only in low L1 literacy. In a similar ...


The Flexible University: Neoliberal Education And The Global Production Of Migrant Labor, Yasmin Y. Ortiga Dec 2018

The Flexible University: Neoliberal Education And The Global Production Of Migrant Labor, Yasmin Y. Ortiga

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article demonstrates how neoliberal higher education has come to play a distinct role in the global market for migrant labor, where a growing number of developing nations educate its citizens for overseas work in order to maximize future monetary remittances. Located in the Philippines, this study shows how local colleges and universities attempt to impose an ideal notion of flexibility, quickly shifting academic manpower and resources to programs that would produce the ‘right’ types of workers to address foreign labor demands. Based on qualitative interviews with Filipino college educators and students, the article then discusses how such ‘flexible’ strategies ...


Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff Dec 2018

Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This exploratory article reflects on the teaching experiences for a course on “Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ethnic Chinese Business” at the Singapore Management University (SMU). It was categorised as a mobile learning course with reference to the flipped classroom model, learner mobility, and user-generated content outside the classroom. We examine three examples of mobile learning projects which were assigned to students so that they would be able to internalise key course objectives such as gaining an appreciation of the structure, functions, and cultural uniqueness of traditional small Chinese business organisations in Singapore. The paper also addresses some of the challenges faced ...


Oral History Interview With Lily Kong, Lily Kong Nov 2018

Oral History Interview With Lily Kong, Lily Kong

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • President – Career in Singapore prior to joining SMU
  • Teaching & Curriculum – Blue Ribbon Commission for Undergraduate Education
  • Campus – Prinsep Street Residences
  • Teaching & Curriculum – SMU-X courses
  • Research – Societal Challenges
  • Teaching & Curriculum -SMU Academy


Oral History Interview With Arnoud De Meyer, Arnoud De Meyer Oct 2018

Oral History Interview With Arnoud De Meyer, Arnoud De Meyer

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Teaching and Curriculum – Title: Maintaining SMU’s competitive edge
  • Challenges & Future; Title: Developing SMU into an internationally recognized university
  • SMU research and its impact on society in Singapore
  • Campus – Title: Renovating Campus Green
  • Renovating Prinsep Street Residences
  • SMU-X Building
  • Designing SMU-X Building
  • Building a culture of sustainability
  • Goals as President
  • Support from the government
  • Advice for students – Grasping opportunities


Academic “Centres,” Epistemic Differences And Brain Circulation, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng‐Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, Jue Wang Sep 2018

Academic “Centres,” Epistemic Differences And Brain Circulation, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng‐Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, Jue Wang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article investigates the factors that shape how migrant academics engage with fellow scholars within their countries of origin. We focus specifically on the mobility of Asian‐born faculty between Singapore, a fast‐developing education hub in Southeast Asia, and their “home” countries within the region. Based on qualitative interviews with 45 migrant academics, this article argues that while education hubs like Singapore increase the possibility of brain circulation within Asia, epistemic differences between migrant academics and home country counterparts make it difficult to establish long‐term collaboration for research. Singapore institutions also look to the West in determining how ...


Constructing The Global Education Hub: The Unlikely Case Of Manila, Yasmin Y. Ortiga Sep 2018

Constructing The Global Education Hub: The Unlikely Case Of Manila, Yasmin Y. Ortiga

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper investigates the creation of an unlikely education hub in Manila, Philippines, where local institutions have seen a growing number of international students from Korea, India, and the Middle East. These students seek qualifications in professions where Filipino migrants are highly represented, either to gain an advantage within their home countries or as a steppingstone towards jobs elsewhere. Drawing from current debates on ‘global cities’, this paper discusses how different actors promote Manila as an ideal destination for students by using the country’s unique position within the global market for migrant labor and its American colonial history. Here ...


Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Sep 2018

Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

For decades, if not centuries, societies all over the world have assumed that universities have a positive socio-economic impact on them.


Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat Heng Jul 2018

Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat Heng

Oral History Collection

Speech by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at SMU Commencement Ceremony on 31 July 2018. He talked about the setting up and growth of SMU and thanked Arnoud De Meyer for his constributions as SMU President.


North East Integrated Care Programme (Icp): A Ground-Up And Grounded Model, Kar Yee Lim, Zhong Liang Ong Jul 2018

North East Integrated Care Programme (Icp): A Ground-Up And Grounded Model, Kar Yee Lim, Zhong Liang Ong

Social Space

Schools and school counsellors can only look after students while they are physically in school, and not many can do so outside of school, or are able to tackle wider problems that go beyond the child, such as if they faced challenges at home. Although school personnel occasionally pay home visits to certain pupils to explore ways of engaging them or offering assistance, it is not always

easy to bridge the gap betweentheir specific needs and theavailable social services in the community.


Smu Appoints Professor Lily Kong As Fifth President, Singapore Management University Apr 2018

Smu Appoints Professor Lily Kong As Fifth President, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is pleased to announce that top academic leader, and award-winning researcher and educator, Professor Lily Kong, will be the University’s fifth President. Professor Kong, who currently holds the position of SMU Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, is slated to succeed Professor Arnoud De Meyer on 1 January 2019.


From Police Officer To Professor: A Conversation With David Chan, David Chan Apr 2018

From Police Officer To Professor: A Conversation With David Chan, David Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Smu Will Ensure That Every Graduate Enters The Workforce With Overseas Experience, Singapore Management University Mar 2018

Smu Will Ensure That Every Graduate Enters The Workforce With Overseas Experience, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

In view of the strong competitive edge that its undergraduates stand to gain from global exposure, the Singapore Management University (SMU) will ramp up opportunities and support for its students, and ensure that every single one of them enters the workforce with overseas experience.

It officially announced today that beginning with the incoming cohort joining the University from August 2018, global exposure participation will be a graduation requirement. To this end, the University will augment its existing opportunities, introduce new forms of global exposure activities, as well as enhance its support to make sure no student will miss out on ...


Smu’S School Of Accountancy Alumna Shereen Williams Recognised As Aacsb’S 2018 Influential Leader, Singapore Management University Feb 2018

Smu’S School Of Accountancy Alumna Shereen Williams Recognised As Aacsb’S 2018 Influential Leader, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Shereen Williams, an alumna of SMU School of Accountancy, was recognised at AACSB’s 2018 Deans Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, among a group of 29 business pioneers, from 13 industry sectors, whose careers are addressing today’s most pressing social, economic, environmental, and educational challenges. She has been honoured in the “Alumni Business Leaders Working in Non-profit or Community-Based Organisations” category for her active contributions and commitment to battle hate crime, terrorism and inequality in the Wales community.


Smu Will Introduce Residential Learning-And-Living Concept At Prinsep Street Residences In The New Academic Year 2018-2019, Singapore Management University Feb 2018

Smu Will Introduce Residential Learning-And-Living Concept At Prinsep Street Residences In The New Academic Year 2018-2019, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

In the new academic year (AY) 2018-2019 starting August this year, SMU will introduce a new residential learning-and-living concept at its existing student residence – Prinsep Street Residences (PSR). At PSR, SMU aims to build a community for the Community, where students co-live/work/learn together, and are also nurtured to be change agents by giving back to the Bras Basah community.

Staying true to SMU’s hallmark holistic approach to education, the University will offer programming guided by five themes – (i) Entrepreneurship, (ii) Social Entrepreneurship, (iii) Community Service, (iv) Grooming Future Leaders, and (v) Social Integration and Diversity. Through this ...


Education As A Catalyst For Socio-Economic Development In South Africa, Singapore Management University Feb 2018

Education As A Catalyst For Socio-Economic Development In South Africa, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

In order to progress socially and economically, a united South Africa will have to focus on an education sector hindered by apartheid era policies.


Bridging Academic And Practice: Benefits, Challenges And Lessons Learnt From Establishing A University Wide Experiential Learning Initiative, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh Feb 2018

Bridging Academic And Practice: Benefits, Challenges And Lessons Learnt From Establishing A University Wide Experiential Learning Initiative, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The scale and complexity of challenges facing the world today are unprecedented. It is paramount thatuniversities identify and equip students with relevant skills to meet the needs of the changing economy. Recognizing this need, Singapore Management University launched a new initiative, SMUX. In this paper we will describe SMU-X which is a paradigm shift focusing on experiential learning asopposed to teaching, characterized by 4 principles: (i) inter-disciplinary content and activities, (ii) project-based learning via an actual problem/issue faced by an organization, (iii) active student mentoring by faculty and industry, and (iv) creating a tripartite learning loop between faculty, student ...


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University Jan 2018

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is the founding school of Singapore Management University (SMU), and is now in its 17th year. With nearly 4,000 students, the business school remains the largest school at SMU and also its flagship programme. It is the youngest business school to be featured in the Financial Times Global Top 50 for the quality of its teaching programmes. It is also the youngest to appear in the Global Top 50 for research productivity of its faculty in the University of Texas (UT) Dallas rankings. For a school founded in the new millennium ...


New School: Can We Rethink Education For An Inclusive Future?, Chris Oestereich Jan 2018

New School: Can We Rethink Education For An Inclusive Future?, Chris Oestereich

Social Space

It is not always easy to give career advice to young people. In my time, there were virtual paths laid out for youths. Most of them started similarly. Go to school. Work hard. Get good grades. Squeeze in admirable activities. Decide what you want to be for the rest of your life. (The last bit was tricky.) Based on these, people chose a fork in the road that they believed would suit them and then made the best of it, earned a degree and then set off to start their careers. Not everyone had the chance to head down these ...


Bilingualism Narrows Socioeconomic Disparities In Executive Functions And Self-Regulatory Behaviors During Early Childhood: Evidence From The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Andree Hartanto, Wei Xing Toh, Hwajin Yang Jan 2018

Bilingualism Narrows Socioeconomic Disparities In Executive Functions And Self-Regulatory Behaviors During Early Childhood: Evidence From The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Andree Hartanto, Wei Xing Toh, Hwajin Yang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Socioeconomic status (SES) and bilingualism have been shown to influence executive functioning during earlychildhood. Less is known, however, about how the two factors interact within an individual. By analyzing anationally representative sample of approximately 18,200 children who were tracked from ages 5 to 7 acrossfour waves, both higher SES and bilingualism were found to account for greater performance on the inhibitionand shifting aspects of executive functions (EF) and self-regulatory behaviors in classroom. However, onlySES reliably predicted verbal working memory. Furthermore, bilingualism moderated the effects of SES byameliorating the detrimental consequences of low-SES on EF and self-regulatory behaviors. These findingsunderscore ...