Wendy Ng
Academy

Wendy Ng

I am an education and international relations specialist who is passionate about using my skills and network to help others through international collaborations and partnerships. I started my career as an educator who taught in Singapore, Japan, as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), and around the world on Peace Boat. With more than a decade in international education, I enjoy interacting with young and adult learners, and developing experiential learning experiences and engaging educational resources. I am also a content curator and writer who specialise in writing about education and travel.

I have been in global education for over a decade. I started as an English Language and Literature teacher in Singapore. I had the opportunity to join the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme where I supported the learning of English as a foreign language and developed cross-cultural curriculum to facilitate internationalisation in education institution in Okinawa. I was also part of a Peace Boat voyage as a global English educator and taught international participants based on a tailor-made language syllabus and organised events to promote peace building, cultural exchange and sustainable development.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

“There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo captured the essence of how ideas have the power to spark change. I believe that innovative ideas and solutions to improve education worldwide. As part of the HundrED Academy, I hope to contribute my skills and networks to support HundrED’s programmes to support innovations.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world as it empower students to flourish and be compassionate global citizens. Education can equip students with socio-emotional skills and 21st century competencies which are essential for full participation in society. Education is crucial in fostering appreciation and tolerance of diversity, and cultivating global citizenship.

What role does innovation play in education change?

The world has changed rapidly and education systems have to adapt and evolve. Innovations are important in fuelling educational transformation because traditional ways of teaching and learning have to be adjusted to complement the changing environment, and diverse needs of learners. Pedagogical and technological innovations can strengthen learner’s outcomes and their contributions to societies.