University Awards

Outstanding Educator Award

Humans need role models. The intent is not to create “multiple Stephen Lims”, however, but to inspire learners and educators toward becoming the best possible versions of their unique selves in and beyond the University. Assoc Prof LIM Wee Hun Stephen
PhD, BSocSci (Hons) (NUS)
Department of Psychology
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  • Chair of the NUS Teaching Academy (NUSTA) (July 2018 to June 2020). Established NUSTA’s teaching mentoring mandate. Inventions include the NUSTA Flipped Meeting Room®, NUSTA Teaching Mentoring Clusters Concept, and NUSTA Strategic Asian Partnership Network
  • Founding Director of Cognition and Education Laboratory@NUS (since July 2013). Best known for his work on counterintuitive cognitive-educational strategies
  • Demonstrated evidence-based effectiveness of his signature learning-by-teaching pedagogy in enhancing classroom learning and student research outcomes
  • Supervised projects that were conferred the international Association for Psychological Science Student Research Award (2020), Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Award (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2020), and the NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (2012, 2016, 2019 and 2020)
  • Published 20 papers in international refereed journals including Educational Psychologist, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, and Psychology of Music
  • Discovered retrieval effects in learning-by-teaching, as highlighted by British Psychological Society (2018) and referenced in Wikipedia (2018)
  • Advisor of the Brunel Academy for Transformation of Teaching, Brunel University London (since 2018) and the Asian Universities Alliance (since 2020)
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology (since 2015)
  • Invited speaker of educational inquiry and teaching best practices at top institutions across the US, UK, and Asia
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award (2010/11 to 2012/13) and Honour Roll (2013/14 to 2017/18), NUS
  • Dean’s Inspiring Mentor Award (inaugural), NUS FASS (2018)
  • Asian Universities Alliance Scholars Award (2018)
  • Fulbright Researcher Award (2015)
 Honour Roll Recipients