Mr Joseph Tham was a History graduate from the National University of Singapore. He has been in the classroom for more than 17 years. He was at Crescent Girls’ School for 10 years before he was appointed Master Teacher in 2017. Mr Tham strongly believes in the importance of History as a subject: he feels that every student will be a better citizen of Singapore and the world if he/she is aware and understands History. He is very passionate about exploring different pedagogies to make History lessons more meaningful but fun for the students. He is also very keen to explore the inter-connectedness between History and other disciplines. He attained a Master’s Degree in Asian Art History from LaSalle College/Goldsmith College in 2014 and has contributed to both local and overseas publications on cultural history.
Selected Workshop Facilitations:
- CPDD Upper Sec History Assessment Workshops 2016
- Professional Learning Session on Andragogical Principles and Facilitation Skills for South Zone 2016
- Digital Age Learning Conference (DALC) 2014 & 2016: 21st Century Competencies & Rubrics
- 21st Century Competencies in the History Classroom 2016
Selected Conference Presentations:
- Redesigning Pedagogy Conference 2016: 21CLD Student Assessment Rubrics
- iCTLT 2016: 21st Century Competencies – Design for IT to make IT happen!
- iCTLT 2014: 21st Century Learning Design
- Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (Prague, Czech Republic) 2012
Selected Sharing Sessions:
- N6 Cluster Humanities Sharing Session: Use of ICT in the Humanities Classroom 2015
- Ch. 8. “A History of English-Language Popular Music” in Singapore Soundscape : Musical Renaissance of a Global City. National Library Board, Singapore, 2014.