About Us Staff Profiles Ms. Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

Ms. Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

Ms. Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

Ms. Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

Senior Learning Advisor


  • Cambridge CELTA, St Giles International (London) 2017
  • Master of Education (Special Education), National Institute of Education, National Technological University 2003 – 2005
  • Diploma in Education (Postgraduate), Institute of Education, National University of Singapore 1983 – 1984
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, National University of Singapore 1979–1983

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Hwee Leng enjoys working with young people, and believes wholeheartedly in developing their leadership, thinking and writing skills.

Hwee Leng was a consultant trainer with NIE International from 20013-2019. She conducted courses focusing on theories and strategies of learning, teaching, and research and curriculum development for in-house training professionals, with the aim of enabling them to design and conduct in-house training in collaborative learning strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to conduct research to address and find solutions to issues and problems within an organisation. She also conducted courses for English Language teachers from The People's Republic of China, focusing on how to teach English listening and speaking skills through interactive and transformative activities and strategies.

Hwee Leng taught research education and General Paper at junior colleges in Singapore from 2007-2012 prior to joining JCU. Both these subjects entail critical thinking and writing skills.  She was a research assistant on a research project studying student learning from using Knowledge Forum, an asynchronous learning system, at the Learning Sciences & Technologies Academic Group, National Institute of Singapore from 2005-2007.

She was also part-time staff at the National Institute of Education from 2000-2007, teaching Cooperative Learning Strategies for Mainstream Students and Students with Learning Difficulties, as well as supervising trainee teachers for Practicum at both mainstream and special education schools.

She has extensive experience in teaching in mainstream schools in Singapore, having taught Principles of Accounting at GCE ‘A’ Level in junior colleges, and English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level in secondary schools from 1984-1999.  She is also a trained volunteer counsellor.

Research Interests

Collaborative student learning using ICT, especially in virtual learning communities using social media, English teachers and their use of learning technologies in their classrooms.