Chua Puay Huat

Dr Chua Puay Huat

Senior Teaching Fellow
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Office of Education Research
NIE5 03 47
Dr Chua Puay Huat is a Senior Teaching Fellow with the Office of Education Research (OER) at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He works actively on conceptualizing and operationalizing knowledge mobilization and also on collaboration work on data mining applications within education. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in mathematics education. He was a Senior Research Analyst with Research Evaluation in the Planning Division in the Ministry of Education (MOE), was involved in work on international comparative studies, and was also Vice Principal of three secondary schools. His main interest is in mathematics problem solving and posing. Besides conducting data literacy workshops, he also teaches mathematics pedagogical courses. His current interest is in enhancing school improvement through teacher data literacy and in examining knowledge translation, brokerage, and educational partnership.
  • Mathematical Problem Posing and Solving
  • Data Literacy and Analytics
  • Research Translation and Impact
  • Assessing Learning & Performance
  • Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Development of a Tool for school decision making for subject placement
  • Developing Problem-Posing in a Mathematics Classroom
  • Project Impact
  • Diffusing Education Innovations at Different Levels of the System: Perspectives from Ecological Leadership
  • Examining Teachers’ Conceptions and Use of Reflection to Understand their Practice

Chua, P.H., Goh, S.E., Ow, R.F.L., Ong, W.L.M., Chiam, C.L., & Lim, M.C. (in press). What makes education research impactful – case studies of research projects in Singapore. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership.

Chua, P.H., & Toh, T. L. (2022). Developing problem posing in a mathematics classroom. Hiroshima Journal of Mathematics Education, 15(1), 99-112.

Chua, P. H., Huang, J. S., Chan, M., & Lee, S. S. (2022). Development of a Tool for Decision Making on Subject Placement in Secondary Schools (NIE Research Brief Series No. 22-024). Singapore: National Institute of Education

Chua, P. H. (2021). Regulation of cognition during problem posing – a case study. Paper presented at the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education Shanghai.

Chua, P. H. (2019). Metacognitive regulatory phases during problem posing of Grade 9 students. The Mathematics Educator, 18(1&2), 49-74.

Chua, P.H., & Wong, K.Y. (2012, July). Characteristics of problem posing of Grade 9 students on geometric Tasks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), Singapore.

Chua, P.H. (2009). Learning Communities – Roles of Teachers Network, Cluster and Zone activities. In K.Y. Wong, P.Y. Lee, B. Kaur, P.Y. Foong, & S.F. Ng (Eds), Mathematics Education – The Singapore Journey (pp.85–103). Singapore: World Scientific.

Chua, P. H., & Yeap, B. H. (2008). Problem-posing performance of grade 9 students in Singapore on an open-ended stimulus. Retrieved September 21, 2008, from