General

Last Name

Yeong

First Name

Foong May

Department or Program Name

Biochemistry

Institution Name

National University of Singapore

PO box or mailstop

14 Medical Drive

City

Singapore

State

Singapore

Country

Singapore

Postal Code

S117599

Residency

Residency Attended

2014-2015 Assessment Residency

Teaching

Primary student type

Undergraduate students – biology majors, Graduate, medical or professional students

Introductory courses

Cell biology, Genetics, Microbiology

Advanced courses

Undergraduate modules:
- Cell Biology for second-year Life Sciences students
- Molecular Basis of Cancer for third-year Life Sciences students
- Molecular Genetics for first-year Medical students

Post-graduate modules:
- Medical mycology

Research

Research question, hypotheses

I am interested in getting students to explore their epistemic beliefs. I try to encourage them to examine what they understand about scientific content they learn in class and how the scientific knowledge that we accept is derived through experimentation. I study this by getting students to examine primary literature and write essays based on questions I pose. Eventually, the idea is to look at transfer of students’ changes in their epistemic beliefs in scientific knowledge to broader aspects of their lives outside the classroom. This is still at the very preliminary stages as I am only just learning to do research in education.

Research type

How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding), How students improve or increase their skills OR decrease unwanted behaviors based on a learning experience (performance, behaviors, actions)

Impact of Research

Overall Experience