Dr Goh Poh Huat

Master Teacher

Tel : (65) 6467 5667 #227
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Email : pohhuat.goh@sccl.sg

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Doctor (Chinese Language & Literature)
Nanjing University

National Univeristy of Singapore (Chinese Studies)

Diploma in Department Management Course
National Institute of Education,
Nanyang Technological University

Diploma in Education
Institute of Education, National Univeristy of Singapore

National Univeristy of Singapore (Chinese Studies)


Teaching and Research Experience

Dean of Curriculum
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language
2013/6 - 2014/12

Master Teacher (CL)
2010 ~

Head of Mother Tongue Department
Jurongville Secondary School
2004 - 2009

Chinese Curriculum Specialist
Ministry of Education
2000 - 2003

Head of Mother Tongue Department
Outram Institute
1998 - 1999

Chinese Language Teacher
Outram Institute
1988 - 1997

Other Professional Experience

Member of Literature in Chinese Syllabus Review Committee
Ministry of Education
2015 ~

Chairperson for SCCL Curriculum Review Committee
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language
2014 ~

Member of MTL Implementation Working Group
Ministry of Education
2013 ~

Working member for the ‘A’ level CLB
Ministry of Education
2011 - 2014

Chief Marker for GCE O Level Chinese Literature
Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board

Cluster West 4 Secondary Chinese Language Teachers Committee
2005 - 2008

Cluster West 4 HODs Synergy Organising Committee

Volunteered Chinese Curator
Asian Civilisations Museum
2007 ~

Member of External Validation
School Appraisal Branch, School Division
Ministry of Education

Member of Working Committee
Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board
2005 - 2007

Courses Conducted

  • Primary
  1. Pedagogy of CL Reading and Comprehension (P3 -P4)
  2. Pedagogy of CL Reading and Comprehension (P5 -P6)
  3. Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies and Skills (P5 - P6)
  4. Strategies for Evaluative Comprehension Reading (P5-P6)
  5. Classroom Management
  • Secondary
  1. Teaching of Summary Writing for HCL
  2. Workshop on Comprehension Open-Ended Questions Design
  3. Workshop on How To Write Multiple-Choice Questions
  4. Approaches to Teaching Evaluative Reading
  5. iMTL Portal - INT/Sec: Integrate SDL and CoL into a DI Lesson
  6. Classroom Management: Its Skills and Practice (Sec/JC/CI)
  • JC/CI
  1. H1 CL Discourse and Evaluating Reading
  2. Classroom Management:Its Skills and Practice (Sec/JC/CI)

Research Interests

  • Development of Comprehension Competencies & Teaching of Reading Comprehension
  • Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Teachers’ decision making
  • Applications on the Teaching for Understanding (TfU)
  • Implementation of Problem-based Learning in the Classroom

Selected Publications

  1. 吴宝发、邱佳琪、谢玉芬 (2014) 基于语篇的ACEF评价性阅读策略——以新加坡华文教材为例, 华文学刊, 2014。

  1. Goh, P.H. (2015, November) A Study on Comprehension Competency of Singapore Upper Primary Classroom. Paper presented at 第七届华文教学国际论坛, 武汉华中师范大学.
  2. Goh, P.H., Cao, Y. (2015, September) A Study on Chinese Culture Transmission in Singapore Primary Textbooks from 1986-2007. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language, Singapore Centre for Chinese Language.
  3. Wu, C.P., Goh, P.H. (2015, September) The Applications of Task-based Approach in Second Language Teaching -- Illustration on H1 Chinese and Chinese Language B. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language, Singapore Centre for Chinese Language.

  1. Goh, P.H. (2015, September). Developing Comprehension Competencies Through Classroom Comprehension Teaching. Keynote Address, Singapore.
  2. Goh, P.H. (2015, July). Sharing on Practical Implementation of NLC by Master Teacher. Keynote Address, Singapore.
  3. Goh, P.H. (2014, October). A Brief Introduction to Singapore Language Education. Keynote Address, Shanghai.
  4. Goh, P.H. (2012, June). An Illustration of Classical Poems Role and Function in Singapore Schools Chinese Curriculum. Keynote Address, International Han’s Poems Seminar, Singapore.