Yi Wei Chew

Dr Chew Yi Wei

Senior Lecturer

Core Learning

Tel: +65 6248 4009

Email: c2hhcmxlZW5jaGV3eXdAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

PhD (Chinese Diasporas and Cinema), National University of Singapore

Masters of Arts (Literary Studies), National University of Singapore

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Literature in English and English Language,
Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Theatre Studies), National University of Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

2022 - Present
Lecturer, Core Learning, College of Interdisciplinary & Experiential Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Modules taught:
• NCO102: Effective Writing
• NCO103: Listen and Be Heard – Effective Communication Through Storytelling

Program Lead: Oral Communication
Sub-Committee Member: Research

2019 – 2022
Lecturer, Teaching and Learning Centre, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Module and Courses taught:
Academic Writing
• Academic Writing at the Intermediate Level
• Trends and Issues in Adult and Lifelong Education (Masters of Adult Learning
• Digital Literacies Pedagogies (Professional Development for Faculty joint teaching
with University of Stockholm)

Program Lead: Academic Student Development

2017 – 2019
Teacher (GCSE O Levels English and Literature to ESL students), Singapore Institute of
Management International Academy (SIMIA)

2016 – 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), Nanyang Technological University
Courses taught:
Asian Cinemas, Global Blockbusters: Contemporary Film and Media
Industries in Globalizing Asia, Film: A Global History; Global Chinese Cinema

2014 – 2015
Teacher (International Baccalaureate Literature), School of the Arts (SOTA)

2011 – 2013
Graduate Research Scholar, Department of English Language and Literature, National
University of Singapore
Courses taught:
• The Theatre Experience, Performance and Popular Culture Singapore
• Film: Performance and Identity

2010 – 2011
Teacher (A-Level Project Work), Raffles Institution

2005 – 2008
Teacher (O-Level English Language and Literature), River Valley High School

Academic Publications
Moving Sounds: Postdigital Storytelling and Listening in Mobile Audio Performance in Singapore (Forthcoming 2025, Lexington Books)

Selected journal articles
Chew, Y.W. (2022). Performing Presence with the Teaching-Body via Videoconferencing: A Postdigital Study of the Teacher’s Face and Voice. Postdigital Science and Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-022-00288-2

Chew, Y.W. (2017). Immortalizing Idealism: Re-Cognizing the Nation in Boo Jun Feng’s Sandcastle. Asian Cinema, 28(1). https://doi.org/10.1386/ac.28.1.73_1

Chew, Y.W. (2015). Projections of Diasporic Sensibilities Through Travel: Wong Kar Wai in/and My Blueberry Nights. Cinema Journal, 54(4). http://doi.org/10.1353/cj.2015.0049

Chew, Y.W. (2010). An Australian Tale in a Japanese Story: Reading the National in Sue Brook’s Japanese Story. Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, 1(1).

Non-Academic Publications
Chew, Y. (2018). Indelible City. Marshall Cavendish. February 2018.

Chew, Y. (2014). Brown is the Colour of. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 13(4). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=1134

Chew, Y. (2013). Reading Shelley, Again. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 12(2). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=1012

Chew, Y. (2012). In Stages: Dying, Death, Living After Death. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 11(4). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=968

2011 - Present
Raffles Institution
Global Studies and General Studies
Workshop Instructor (Film)

Singapore Children’s Society
Commissioned scriptwriter for short film, (In)equality

Speaker for Asian Cinema Screening

Singapore Writer’s Festival
Invited panelist (Singaporeana: The Things Which Make Us)

Scriptwriter (Independent short film), Catching the Sun
Selected for Vidsee Juree Awards 2020 “Out of Competition” category

  • Postdigital, Cultural, Literary, Film, Theatre and Performance Studies
    o The Postdigital: Philosophy, Performance, Pedagogy
    o Postdigital Storytelling and Narrative
    o The use of sound in Performance, Narrative, and Pedagogy
    o Embodiment and Affect
  • Critical Postdigital Pedagogy in Education
    o AI-Student-Teacher interactions
  • Qualitative Research
Ministry of Education
Humanities and Social Science Research Program

Ministry of Education
Literature Seminar
Literary Critic and judge

Ministry of Education
Creative Arts Program
Workshop Instructor (Film as Storytelling)

Ministry of Education
Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD)
Designer (Asynchronous online materials for Literature teachers)
2023 – 2024
SUSS Internal Seed Grant
Meaningful Learning with AI - A (Qualitative Study of the Student-AI Relationship in
Learning of Public Speaking)
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