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Dr. Chang Chew Hung works in geography and environmental education. He is the Chief Planning Officer at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also  an Associate Professor of Geography Education with the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, NIE/NTU, Singapore. 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) from the National University of Singapore where he was also awarded the National University of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal for coming in top at the class. He obtained a Research Scholarship from the National Institute of Education and became the first research scholar of the Division of Geography to obtain a Master of Arts Degree. He obtained his PhD in the area of web-based learning environments. 

Prof Chang's key teaching areas are in Physical Geography and Geography Education. Prof Chang was awarded the NIE excellence in teaching commendation in 2002 and continues to play a curriculum leadership role in the areas of Geography and Geography Education. His teaching areas are aligned to his research interests which include urban climates, global climate change, climate change education, technologies in geography teaching and learning, geography curriculum and assessment, and teacher professional development in Geography. Prof Chang has published widely in the areas of geography, geographical education and environmental education. Check the research section on the website on his latest publications.

Prof Chang is the President of the Southeast Asian Geography Association, in addition to being the Co-Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical EducationHe is also concurrently, an Adjunct Professor of East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. He also previously served on the Executive Committee of the Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore and is an active member of the National Council for Geographic Education, Education Research Association Singapore and American Association of Geographers. He is the Co-Editor of the journal International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE) and is the Intrenational Editor of the journal Review in Geographic Education online (RIGEO) for the Asia and Oceania region. Prof Chang also serves as a member of the editorial board of the journal Humanities and Social Studies Education online and is a member of the scientific committee of the journal J-Reading - Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography. His work in sustainability education has extended beyond his research in Climate Change Education to leading the Network of Education for Sustainability in Asia, that is organised from the NTU Sustainable Earth Office.


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Typhoon Megi/Juan

20/10/2010 10:56
Over the last weekend, there was a light haze over Singapore so my friends asked me why this was so. I took my god-brother's ipad and looked up the MSS haze monitoring website and showed them the hotspots. One of them who was planning to travel to Hong Kong this week, pointed out to a tropical...

Preparing for Storms in a Global Warming World

01/10/2010 13:12
Inspired by an unexpected typhoon Vamei in Singapore in 2011, this paper outlines the need for storm preparedness in a global warming world. Chang, C.H. (2010). Preparedness and storm hazards in a global warming world: lessons from Southeast Asia. Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-010-9581-y, 1...

This site goes mobile!

17/06/2010 07:12
Webnode has finally released its mobile platform. This means that I can manage thus site and post new items while on the go. News will be more current and more content can be expected. Keep a look out.

Talk: Conservation versus Development – Singapore’s Case

19/05/2010 20:22
Dr. Chang will be delivering a keynote lecture on "Conservation versus Development – Singapore’s Case" at the School of the Arts: Singapore's  Integrated Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) Camp on 24 May 2010 at 8 a.m. Here is the abstract The concept of conservation encompasses both...

Updates and Activity on Geography Educators, Singapore social network site.

20/04/2010 10:03
There is a flurry of activity on https://geoged.ning.com, a social network site created for Geography Educators of Singapore. This conincides with the running of a professional development course, IHS2055: Teaching Geography with Web 2.0. Please feel free to take a look at the social and...
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