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Ting Ting Tay

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Dr Juliana Tay earned her MA and PhD degrees in gifted education from Purdue University in the US. Before starting her studies at Purdue, she worked as an educator in Singapore, teaching students with gifts and talents in visual arts and developing programs and curricula that met the needs of these students. At Purdue University, she was also a coordinator for enrichment programs and summer camps for young children with gifts and talents. Before joining XJTLU, she worked as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where she was part of a team studying the use of digital game-based learning approach on working adults.

Research interests

Curriculum development for students/children with gifts and talents

Development of critical and creative thinking

Digital Game-based Learning

Programme development and evaluation

Identifying and serving students/children with gifts and talents


Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Academy of Future Education, XJTLU - 2022 - Present

Research Fellow (Digital Game-based Learning, Adaptive Learning),National University of Singapore - 2021-2022

Instructor (Online), Purdue University - 2019

Research Assistant (Total School Cluster Grouping Evaluation Project), Purdue University - 2015- 2020

Teaching Assistant, Purdue University - 2014 - 2017

Course instructor, GERI Summer Residential Camps, United States - 2013- 2014

Subject Head (Art), Raffles Institution, Singapore - 2007 - 2012

Subject Head (Art), Marsiling Secondary School, Singapore - 2001- 2006


XJTLU EDS443: Educational Research: Theory and Practice

XJTLU EDS417: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

XJTLU EDS412: School and Educational Psychology

XJTLU EDS407: Culture and Learning

Purdue University EDPS 430: Creating and Managing Learning Environments

Purdue University EDPS 540: Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children

Purdue University EDPS 545: Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students

Awards and honours

QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, Asia: Bronze - 2022

Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Paper of the Year - 2022

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Pathbreaker Award - 2019

Award for Excellence in Research (Junior Division), MENSA, for Parental perceptions of STEM enrichment for young children - 2019

Carolyn Callahan Doctoral Student Award, National Association for Gifted Children - 2018

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University - 2018

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN - 2019

M. S. in Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN - 2013

B. A. Honors 2nd Upper, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 2001

Person Types

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