Mdm Tan Geok Hoon

Master Teacher

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Educational Background

Nanjing Normal University

Diploma in Education
Institute of Education,
National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Certificate for “Management and Leadership in Schools”
National Institute of Education,
Nanyang Technological University



Teaching and Research Experience

Master Teacher
2013 ~

Head of Department
Hua Yi Secondary School
2008 - 2012

Curriculum Planning Officer
Curriculum Planning and Development Division
2005 - 2007

Gifted Education Officer
Gifted Education Branch
Education Programme Division
2002 - 2004

Chinese language Teacher
The Chinese High School

Chinese Language Teacher
Tanglin Secondary School

Chinese Language Teacher
Nanyang Girls' High School

Programme Manager
International Business Institute
Faculty of Business Administration
National University of Singapore
1997 - 1998

Chinese Language Teacher
Raffles Institution
1986 - 1994

Other Professional Experience

Textbook for Conversational Chinese (CCM for Primary)

Textbook for Conversational Chinese (CCM for Secondary)

Training for Conversational Chinese Instructors

Team Writer
“News In Education”, SPH zaobao publication

Courses Conducted

  • Curriculum Design
  • Self-directed Learning

Research Interests

  • Curriculum design
  • Lesson Study
  • Self-directed Learning

Others (awards, contribution, etc)

  • Outstanding Contribution Award (Group), MOE Hua Yi Secondary School, 2012
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (Individual), MOE Hua Yi Secondary School, 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (Group), MOE Hua Yi Secondary School, 2010
  • The Dr J.M. Nathan memorial Prize for Curriculum Project Team Award (NIE), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 2010
  • MOE Service Excellence Award (Curriculum Planning and Development Division), 2005
  • The Chinese Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee – Member of Resource Panel, 2004
  • Assisted in Setting up of Pedagogy Teachers Team for Primary Schools
  • Setting up of Sunshine Teachers Team For Secondary Schools
  • Assisted in writing of Primary School Curriculum Review Trial Materials
  • Planning in Training and Sharing for Primary School Teachers
  • Planning in Training and Sharing for Secondary School Teachers
  • Planning in Training for Conversational Chinese Instructors

Selected Publications

  1. Tay, B.P., Chin, C.K., Gong, C., & Tan, G.H. (2015) An Effective Process for Assessing and Editing Chinese Narrative Composition: Based on Observations of Self and Peer Assessments of Writing. Journal of Chinese Language Education, 13 (2), pp. 86-104.

  1. Gong, C., Chin, C.K., Tay, B.P., & Tan, G.H. (2014) Enhance teachers’ composition teaching literacy through Wiki Platform in a Self-directed Learning Mode. In Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Chinese Pedagogy. Heilongjiang, China: People's Publishing House.
  2. Chin, C.K., Tan, G.H., Gong, C., & Tay, B.P. (2013) Feasible Strategies to Promote Students’ Self-directed Learning Ability in Middle School Composition Teaching--Using STAD Mode. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language, Singapore.

  1. Chin, C.K., Gong, C., Tay, B.P., Wong, L.H., Tan, G.H., & Chow, F.Y. (2013) Teaching Chinese idioms with Animation. Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.