Published on 28 Jul 2022

Assoc Prof Lee Ngan Hoe and Dr Tay Lee Yong Presents on Metacognition for Teaching and Learning


Assoc Prof Lee Ngan Hoe from NIE's Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group, and Dr Tay Lee Yong from the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, Office of Education Research, presented on the topic of metacognition for teaching and learning that arose from the programmatic research titled “Paving the Way towards Lifewide and Lifelong Learning: Exploring and Fostering Metacognition for Learning and Transfer”.

On 5 April 2022, the Ministry of Education (MOE) W5 School Cluster’s English Language Champion Group invited Dr Tay to share the research on metacognition. Conducted as part of a professional development initiative, he gave an online presentation to 20 teachers and provided them with an introduction to metacognition and shared the importance of it in education. The presentation concluded with a discussion of classroom strategies that could be implemented in schools.  

Following that, MOE’s Humanities Branch invited Assoc Prof Lee for a sharing session on 13 April 2022, to explore the possibility of expanding metacognition across disciplines. In this session, Assoc Prof Lee shared how metacognition is addressed and measured in teaching and learning and the developments of the current programmatic research. He also shared NIE’s attempts to address metacognition holistically and objectively. The talk was attended by 100 MOE officers and there will be a follow up session with officers from the Humanities Branch in August 2022.

In addition, Assoc Prof Lee gave a keynote presentation in a webinar organised by The Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Yusof Ishak Secondary School. Titled “Promoting Metacognition in Teaching and Learning – the Role of Task Design and e-Pedagogy”, the presentation was well-received by over 700 participants from various school levels and disciplines who are seeking to learn more about metacognition. He provided an overview of what metacognition entails, proposed activities that could activate metacognition in the classrooms, and shared how e-Pedagogy can circumvent common challenges teachers would face when they are promoting metacognition in schools.