SOO Yuen Jien



An avid and innovative educator, Yuen Jien has won numerous teaching awards at NUS, including the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2018. He has been placed on the honour roll for the University's Annual Teaching Excellence Award and Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, having won both awards in multiple years. Yuen Jien has developed several pieces of educational software and platforms, a number of which were cross-disciplinary collaborations with colleagues from other faculties and schools. His large classroom response system, Archipelago, has been used on campus since 2015. Yuen Jien was elected a fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy in 2012 and served on the Academy's Executive Council from 2015 to 2018. He is a versatile teacher and has taught modules on several subjects with varying class sizes and pedagogical approaches.

Research Publications

Huijser, H., Reis, C., Soo Y. J., Tan, V., Walker, I., & Wu S. M. (2021). SoTL enquiries in four disciplines: Unlocking the potential of interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(1). 38-45. 

Panicker, R. C., Sasidhar, S., Soo Y. J., & Tan, C. (2020, October 21-24). Exposing students to a state-of-the-art problem through a capstone project [Conference presentation] 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). 

Soo Y. J. (2018, December 14). Engaging students: Body, mind, heart [Panel presentation]. Showcasing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Symposum, CETL HKU.

Tan E. S. Q., Soo Y.J. (2017) Creating apps: A non-IT educator’s journey within a higher education landscape. In A. Murphy, H. Farley, L. Dyson, & H. Jones (Eds.), Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects (Vol 40, pp. 213-238). Springer.