Dr Muhammad Nazir Bin Amir
穆罕默德.纳兹尔.本.阿米尔博士

 

Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient (2016)
南洋杰出青年校友奖获奖者 (2016)

 

Dr Muhammad Nazir Bin Amir
National Institute of Education
PG.Dip.Ed / Class of 2003
Ph.D. (NIE)/ Class of 2014

For his dedication to bringing out the best in his young charges and his contributions to the field of education, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Dr Muhammad Nazir Bin Amir with the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

A Lead Teacher (Physics) at Greenview Secondary School, Dr Nazir received the President’s Award for Teachers in 2014. He has contributed to novel teaching approaches in engaging and motivating Normal Technical (NT) students, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. The trained engineer made the decision to join the teaching profession after a relief teaching stint at Greenview Secondary, where he worked with NT students and was inspired to help these students see the potential in themselves.

Dr Nazir came up with the ‘Relevant, Appealing and Personal’ (RAP) pedagogical approach to make lessons more appealing and relevant to the real world and personal experiences of his students. The RAP pedagogical approach also became the foundation of a project-based science curriculum he developed for lower secondary NT students. One example from this curriculum is a multi-disciplinary ‘Toy Story-Telling Project’, which has been running since 2005. Through the project, his students are not only able to gain knowledge in the different academic subjects but are also given an avenue to showcase their creativity and inventiveness, and learn important values all at the same time.

Dr Nazir has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the field of education. In 2012, he was awarded the Fellow of the Academy of Singapore Teachers. In a 2013 conference, he received the Teacher Research Paper Prize awarded by the Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS). In 2014, he received the Crescendas Outstanding Physics Teacher Award by The Institute of Physics, Singapore, and in 2011 and 2014, received three Dean's Commendation for Research by the National Institute of Education (NIE) for peer-reviewed international publications from his doctoral work. In 2015, he led a professional learning community (PLC) of teachers in his school to clinch ‘GOLD’ at the Ministry of Education’s Innergy Awards, and a merit at the Public Service 21st  Century (PS21) Excel Awards. This year, he is a recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme.

Dr Nazir remains close to NIE. He has been invited to collaborate with faculty in NIE to carry out numerous research studies. Dr Nazir continually shares the instructional approaches and findings that have been developed from his action-research work in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conferences so that the wider education community may benefit from his classroom research. He has also been invited to share and conduct hands-on workshops for teachers and university students at the local and international platforms.

Dr Nazir believes that seeing students and teachers benefit from his guidance is all the motivation he needs to keep pursuing his passion in teaching.



穆罕默德.纳兹尔.本.阿米尔博士
国立教育学院
高级教育文凭/ 2003年毕业班
教育博士/ 2014年毕业班

献身教育事业的纳兹尔博士致力于引导学生积极向上,为教育界做出贡献,南洋理工大学特此授予他南洋杰出青年校友奖。

在青景中学担任主导教师(科学)的纳兹尔博士是2014年卓越教师总统奖得主。他采取新颖教学法,唤起普通工艺源流学生的学习兴趣,尤其是在科学、科技、工程与数学科目方面。纳兹尔博士原为工程师,后来在青景中学代课教普通工艺源流学生时深受启发,决心帮助这些学生发掘潜能,因而决定转换职业跑道,执起教鞭。

纳兹尔博士提出“RAP”教学法,让课程内容更贴近生活,也更能吸引学生。他以“RAP”项目为基础,发展为以科学项目为主的普通工艺源流中学生课程,其中一个课程即是他在2005年推出的“玩具讲故事计划”。在这过程当中,学生们不但能吸取知识,还有机会展现创意和创造力,并学习重要的价值观。

纳兹尔博士在教育领域表现杰出,屡获表扬。2012年,他获得新加坡教师学院授予卓越贡献奖。在2013年新加坡教育研究会研讨会上,他获颁教师研究论文奖。2014年,获新加坡物理学会颁发年度Crescendas杰出物理教师奖。在2011及2014年,凭借博士研究工作发表的同行评审的国际期刊论文曾三度获得国立教育学院院长表彰。2015年,纳兹尔博士带领校内的
专业学习社群的教师们赢得教育部创新奖的金牌以及21世纪公共服务杰出奖。今年,他获得傅儿布莱特卓越教学奖助计划奖学金。

纳兹尔博士一向鼎力支持母校国立教育学院,他曾与国立教育学院的教职员合作进行多项研究。
他很愿意与同行教师分享他在同行评审的国际期刊论文、书籍章节或研讨议发表的研究论文中所获得的心得和成果,以使更多的教育社群能由他从实际教学经验所启发的研究而受惠。他也时常受邀在本地或国际会议上与教师和大学生分享经验,举办研讨会。

纳兹尔博士相信,学生们与教师们能由他的分享而受到激励,是他对教育保持热忱的最大动力。

 

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