UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Lum Chee Hoo

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education

Chee Hoo teaches courses primarily related to research in music education and primary music education. He is the co-ordinator for UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE), part of a region-wide network of Observatories stemming from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Action Plan. He is also the programme co-ordinator for Masters in Education (Music) at NIE.

A recipient of the Overseas Graduate Scholarship from NTU-NIE, Chee Hoo completed his doctorate in Music Education at the University of Washington. He had previously been awarded the Sorensen Memorium, Boeing, Irvine Endowment Scholarships, the Lee Kuan Yew and the Association of Nanyang University Graduates Gold Medals.

Chee Hoo's research interests include children's musical cultures and their shifting musical identities; the use of media and technology by children, in families, and in pedagogy; creativity and improvisation in children's music; elementary music methods and world musics in education.

Chee Hoo’s current involvement as PI (Principal Investigator) and Co-PI (Co-Principal Investigator) in grant projects include: i) Performing arts centres as experiential educational setting, ii) Preserving culture, tradition and heritage: A song reminiscence project with senior citizens of Singapore, iii) An examination of creative music making in the general music programme (GMP), iv) Teaching diverse learners: Conceptualizations and pedagogies of preschool teachers, v) Arts research for students and teachers 2 (Arts 2), vi) Images of practice in Arts Education in Singapore.

Chee Hoo is currently an associate editor with IJEA (International Journal of Education and the Arts). He has published an edited book, school textbooks, instructional web manual, book chapters, journal articles and made numerous conference presentations at local and international settings. His selected publication list can be found at: http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/lum-chee-hoo


Samantha Vu
Research Associate, Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education


Samantha has a multidisciplinary background in Library Science and Archives (Master of Information Studies) from Nanyang Technological University-Singapore and Communications (Bachelor of Mass Communications) from National University of Singapore . She enjoys interacting with artists and researching on marginalized visual arts, immigrant communities, personal archives, and cultural heritage. She is also interested in participatory arts as a tool to preserve and promote the education of cultural heritage which ultimately contributes to national identity and knowledge.




Internal Advisory Group: Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group


Tai Shuxia

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UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education

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National Institute of Education

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