Associate Professor Chwee Beng Lee

Associate Professor Chwee Beng Lee

Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research,
Research and Higher Degree (SoE)

Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research,
Dean's Unit, School of Education

Associate Professor,
Secondary Education

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Missouri (USA)
  • MA Nanyang Technological University
  • PGDIPEd Nanyang Technological University
  • BA National University of Singapore

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Associate Editor-Asia Pacific Educational Researcher (2012)
  • Lead Editor-Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2017 - 2018)

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Commendation, National Institute of Education, Singapore 2009-01-01
  • Excellence in Teaching Commendation, National Institute of Education, Singapore 2011-01-01
  • Local Achievement Award, redesigning Pedagogies in Practice and lifting student satisfaction, retention and completion of the unit 2013-12-01
  • Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award: Highly Commended for Excellence in Postgraduate Research, Training and Supervision 2020-12-08

Interests

  • Problem solving; Conceptual change; Learning technologies

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Research and Higher Degree (SoE)
  • Dean's Unit, School of Education
  • Secondary Education

Committees

  • Research Studies Committee

Contact

Email: Chwee.Lee@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 719
Mobile:
Location: J.1.03
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Lee, C., Hanham, J. and Leppink, J. (2019), 'Instructional Design Principles for High-Stakes Problem-Solving Environments', : Springer 9789811328077.

Chapters in Books

  • Lee, C. and Koh, N. (2016), 'Children's monetary decision making : the role of metacognition in everyday problem solving', International Handbook of Financial Literacy, Springer 9789811003585.
  • Lee, C. and Murcia, K. (2013), 'Problem solving for conceptual change', Learning, Problem Solving, and Mind Tools: Essays in Honor of David H Jonassen, Routledge 9780415524353.
  • Lee, C. (2010), 'Problem solving with system modeling tools', ICT for Self-Directed and Collaborative Learning, Pearson 9789810682309.
  • Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2010), 'Fostering self-directed learning with ICT', ICT for Self-Directed and Collaborative Learning, Pearson 9789810682309.
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2010), 'Technology for assessment', ICT for Self-Directed and Collaborative Learning, Pearson 9789810682309.
  • Lee, C. and Chai, C. (2008), 'your students' metacognition through cognitive simulations', Engaging and Managing Learners: Practitioners' Perspectives, Pearson 9810680384.
  • Jonassen, H., Lee, C., Laffey, J. and Yang, C. (2005), 'The collaboration principal in multimedia learning', Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning, Cambridge, University Press 0-521-83873-8.

Journal Articles

  • Lee, C., Hanham, J., Kannangara, K. and Qi, J. (2021), 'Exploring user experience of digital pen and tablet technology for learning chemistry : applying an activity theory lens', Heliyon, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Zhang, Z., Liu, T. and Lee, C. (2021), 'Language learners' enjoyment and emotion regulation in online collaborative learning', System, vol 98 .
  • Hanham, J., Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2021), 'The influence of technology acceptance, academic self-efficacy, and gender on academic achievement through online tutoring', Computers and Education, vol 172 .
  • Lee, C. (2018), 'Initial development of the Meaningful Learning with Technology Scale (MeLTS) for high-school students', Interactive Learning Environments, vol 26, no 2 , pp 163 - 174.
  • Lee, C. (2017), 'Editorial: Volume 33 Issue [2]', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol 33, no 2 .
  • Heinrich, E., Lee, C. and Henderson, M. (2017), 'Editorial: Volume 33 Issue 1', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol 33, no 1 .
  • Lee, C., Chai, C., Tsai, C. and Hong, H. (2016), 'Using knowledge building to foster conceptual change', Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol 4, no 8 , pp 116 - 125.
  • Heinrich, E., Henderson, M. and Lee, C. (2016), 'Editorial : a question of ethics', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol 32, no 5 .
  • Lee, C., Rooney, P. and Parada, R. (2014), 'Fostering intentional learning with systems dynamic modeling', Australian Journal of Education, vol 58, no 1 , pp 89 - 103.
  • Lee, C. and Hung, W. (2014), 'From the guest editors : fostering intentional learning with technologies', Australian Journal of Education, vol 58, no 1 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Lee, C., Ling, K., Reimann, P., Diponegoro, Y., Koh, C. and Chew, D. (2014), 'Dynamic scaffolding in a cloud-based problem representation system : empowering pre-service teachers' problem solving', Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol 31, no 5 , pp 346 - 356.
  • Lee, C. (2014), 'Technologies for literacy : using technologies in a problem solving environment', Australian Educational Computing, vol 29, no 2 .
  • Mahardale, J. and Lee, C. (2013), 'Understanding how social and epistemic scripts perpetuate intersubjectivity through patterns of interactions', Interactive Learning Environments, vol 21, no 1 , pp 68 - 88.
  • Lee, C. (2013), 'Examining intentional knowing among secondary school students : through the lens of metacognition', Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, vol 22, no 1 , pp 79 - 90.
  • Lee, C. (2013), 'Exploring the relationship between intention to use mobile phone as a visualization tool and regulation of cognition', Computers and Education, vol 60, no 1 , pp 138 - 147.
  • Lee, C., Koh, N., Cai, X. and Quek, C. (2012), 'Children's use of meta-cognition in solving everyday problems : children's monetary decision-making', Australian Journal of Education, vol 56, no 1 , pp 22 - 39.
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2012), 'Assessing the factorial validity of the metacognitive awareness inventory (MAI) in an Asian country : a confirmatory factor analysis', International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, vol 10, no 2 , pp 92 - 103.
  • Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2011), 'Shifting pre-service teachers' metacognition through problem solving', Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, vol 20, no 3 , pp 570 - 578.
  • Teo, T., Koh, N. and Lee, C. (2011), 'Teachers' intention to teach financial literacy in Singapore : a path analysis of an extended theory of planned behavior (TPB)', The Asia-Pacific Educational Researcher, vol 20, no 2 , pp 412 - 421.
  • Lee, C. and Ling, K. (2011), 'Designing online problem representation engine for conceptual change.', Campus Wide Information System, vol 29, no 1 , pp 61 - 69.
  • Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2011), 'An exploratory study on pre-service teachers' perceptions of the differences between knowledge and belief', The Asia-Pacific Educational Researcher, vol 20, no 1 , pp 93 - 102.
  • Lee, C., Jonassen, D. and Teo, T. (2011), 'The Role of Model Building in Problem Solving and Conceptual Change', Interactive Learning Environments, vol 19, no 3 , pp 247 - 264.
  • Teo, T., Tan, S., Lee, C., Chai, C., Koh, H., Chen, W. and Chia, H. (2010), 'The Self-Directed Learning with Technology Scale (SDLTS) for young students : an initial development and validation', Computers and Education, vol 55, no 4 , pp 1764 - 1771.
  • Ng, K., Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2010), 'The role of self-questioning : an initial study on problem solving in a security organization', Systems Research and Behavioural Science, vol 27 , pp 1 - 14.
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2010), 'Explaining the intention to use technology among students teachers : an application of the theory of planned behavior (TPB)', Campus Wide Information System, vol 27, no 2 , pp 60 - 67.
  • Lee, C., Teo, T. and Chai, C. (2010), 'Profiling pre-service teachers' awareness and regulation of their own thinking : evidence from an Asian country', Teacher Development, vol 14, no 2 , pp 296 - 306.
  • Lee, C. (2010), 'The interactions between problem solving and conceptual change : system dynamic modelling as a platform for learning', Computers and Education, vol 55, no 3 , pp 1145 - 1158.
  • Lee, C. (2010), 'Generating synergy between knowledge building and conceptual change', Human Development, vol 53, no 3 , pp 134 - 152.
  • Teo, T., Lee, C., Chai, C. and Wong, S. (2009), 'Assessing the intention to use technology among pre-service teachers in Singapore and Malaysia : a multigroup invariance analysis of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)', Computers & Education, vol 53, no 3 , pp 1000 - 1009.
  • Teo, T., Lee, C., Chai, C. and Choy, D. (2009), 'Modeling pre-service teachers' perceived usefulness of an ICT-based centred learning (SCL) curriculum : a Singapore study', Asia Pacific Education Review, vol 10, no 4 , pp 535 - 545.
  • Lee, C., Teo, T. and Bergin, D. (2009), 'Children's use of metacognition in solving everyday problem : an initial study from an Asian context', Australian Educational Researcher Journal, vol 36, no 3 , pp 89 - 104.
  • Teo, T., Lee, C. and Chai, C. (2008), 'Understanding pre-service teachers' computer attitudes : applying and extending the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)', Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, vol 24, no 2 , pp 128 - 143.
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2008), 'Attitudes towards computers among students in higher education : a case study in Singapore', British Journal of Educational Technology, vol 39, no 1 , pp 160 - 162.
  • Jonassen, D., Strobel, Y. and Lee, C. (2006), 'Everyday problem solving in engineering: Lessons for educators', Journal of Engineering Education, vol 95, no 2 , pp 139 - 152.

Conference Papers

  • Ahmed, B., Ballard, K., Burnham, D., Sirojan, T., Mehmood, H., Estival, D., Baker, E., Cox, F., Arciuli, J., Benders, T., Demuth, K., Kelly, B., Diskin-Holdaway, C., Shahin, M., Sethu, V., Epps, J., Lee, C. and Ambikairajah, E. (2021), 'AusKidTalk : an auditory-visual corpus of 3- to 12-year-old Australian children's speech', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Richards, M., Lardy, J., Jones, C., Merlan, F., Lee, C. and MacRitchie, J. (2019), 'Linguistic and metalinguistic training to support use of audio 'chunks' in language revitalisation', International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Lee, C. (2011), 'Fostering conceptual change with technology : Asian perspectives', 9th International conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, China.
  • Lee, C., Ling, K. and Nguyen, S. (2010), 'Designing an online problem representation engine with scaffoldings for effective teaching and learning (PRES-on).', 27th Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Sydney NSW.
  • Lee, C. and Teo, T. (2010), 'An exploratory study on pre-service teachers' perceptions of the difference between knowledge and belief: Implications for higher education.', IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education, Perth WA.
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2010), 'Predicting in-service teachers; use of technology: Applying multiple indicators, multiple cases (mimic) modeling.', IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education, Perth WA.
  • Koh, N. and Lee, C. (2010), ''Because My Parents Say So'- Children's Monetary Decision Making', Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, .
  • Teo, T. and Lee, C. (2010), 'Examining the efficacy of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to understand pre-service teachers' intention to use technology', Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Sydney.
  • Lee, C., Chai, C. and Teo, T. (2008), 'An initial study on the influences of problem solving in children', 16th Annual International Conference on Computers in Education, Taiwan.
  • Lee, C., Teo, T., Chai, C., Choy, D., Tan, A. and Seah, J. (2007), 'Closing the gap: a preliminary review on the pre-service teachers' perceptions of an ICT based student-centred learning (SCL) curriculum', Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Singapore.
  • Lee, C., Ionas, G. and Schmidt, M. (2005), 'Systems modeling as a platform for problem solving', 13th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2005, Singapore.
  • Lee, C. (2005), 'Modeling conceptual change in problem solving', Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy, Practice conference, Singapore.
  • Jonassen, D., Strobel, Y. and Lee, C. (2005), 'Everyday problem solving in Engineering: lessons for educators', 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, .

Other Publications

  • 2022, 'Fintech and Young Adult Consumers', Report
  • 2017, 'Evaluating the Impact of Online Tutoring (YourTutor): Final Report', Report
  • 2017, 'Microsoft Partnership Project with WSU: Final Report', Report
  • 2015, 'Capturing and Assessing the Experience of Experiential Learning: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a Behaviourally Challenging Context', Report

Previous Projects

Title: Capturing and assessing the experience of experiential learning: Understanding teaching and learning in a behavioural challenging context
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Lomandra School
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee
Years: 2014-07-29 - 2015-10-31
ID: P00022211
Title: Research evaluation of the impact of a game-based App on high school students' learning
Funder:
  • Trap Ed Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee, Jose Hanham and Lynde Tan
Years: 2017-07-24 - 2018-01-15
ID: P00024169
Title: Microsoft Surface Evaluation Project (24332.15366 - changed to 20141.60405)
Funder:
  • Microsoft Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee and Jose Hanham
Years: 2016-10-20 - 2017-06-20
ID: P00024219
Title: Evaluating the impact of online tutoring (YourTutor)
Funder:
  • YourTutor Pty Limited
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee and Jose Hanham
Years: 2016-11-15 - 2017-09-29
ID: P00024466
Title: Improving learners' reading fluency by applying critical thinking techniques at Vietnamese universities
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee
Years: 2017-01-23 - 2020-06-03
ID: P00023837
Title: An investigation into the effectiveness of formative assessment through technology in English language classrooms
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Chwee Beng Lee and Christine Jones Diaz
Years: 2017-01-16 - 2021-01-15
ID: P00023838

Supervision

Associate Professor Lee is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Fostering EFL Students' Communicative Language Competence: Facebook as a Platform for a Triad of Types of Talk
Field of Research: Education Studies; English As A Second Language Teaching
Thesis Title: Investigating the Effectiveness of Using Quizlet to Enhance EFL Academic Vocabulary Learning
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Qualitative, Semiotic Analysis of ABC Audiovisual Materials Among Arabic-Speaking Primary School Students in Greater Western Sydney
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): A Case Study of Lecturers' Experiences of Professional Learning for Engineering and English Integrated Learning Program within Vietnamese Higher Education.
Field of Research: English As A Second Language Teaching
Thesis Title: Evidence-Based Practices and Behaviour Management in Saudi Arabian Schools: What Evidence-Based Practices Are Used by General and Special-Education Teachers to Teach and Manage the Behaviour of Students with Learning Difficulties in Saudi Arabia?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Science Education & E-Learning in Girls' Secondary Schools in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Incorporating Flipped Classroom Model into EFL Reading Classrooms
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Exploring Chinese EFL Learner's Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE) and Emotion Regulation in WeChat-enhanced Collaborative Learning
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Impact of Problem-solving Approach on Middle School Teachers? Attitudes, and Students? Attitudes and Achievements in Mathematics in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Use of Mobile Devices for Self-Directed Learning Outside the Classroom Among EFL University Students in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research: Education; English As A Second Language Teaching; Other Education; English Language

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Exploring Quality Teaching of Information and Communication Technology in New South Wales and Yen Bai Vietnam High Schools: A Comparative Study
Field of Research: Building Science And Technology; Teacher Education: Secondary; Curriculum Studies; Other Education
Thesis Title: Challenges Facing Leadership of Australian Universities for Partnership-Driven Internationalisation with Chinese Universities: Realities and Implications
Field of Research: Other Education
Thesis Title: Flipped Learning and Self-Regulated Learning Experiences in Higher Education: A Qualitative Case Study
Field of Research: Other Education
Thesis Title: Down-skilling African Women Downunder: A Bourdieuian Analysis
Field of Research: Other Education
Thesis Title: Quality International Schools in Kuwait? History, Ideology, and Practice
Field of Research: Education Studies; Curriculum Studies; Other Education; Education, N.e.c.
Thesis Title: Evaluation of the Molecular Level Visualisation Approach for Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Thailand
Field of Research: Other Natural And Physical Sciences; Education; Chemical Sciences, N.e.c.
Thesis Title: A Self-Study of Teacher Encouragement Strategies: Making Students More Active Learners of Chinese
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Professional Knowledge Development of Bilingual Teacher-Researchers: A Self-study of Making Chinese Learnable
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Higher Education; Other Education
Thesis Title: Localised and Student-Centred Curriculum Construction: A Case Study of Making Chinese Learnable for Australian Primary School Students
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies; Other Education
Thesis Title: Learner Autonomy in Higher Education
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Exploring how digital media technologies can foster Saudi EFL students' English language learning
Field of Research: Other Education
Thesis Title: Online Comics for the Teaching and Learning of Chinese Language in the Australian Context
Field of Research: Education Studies; Other Education
Thesis Title: Using Game-based learning to motivate Australian primary school students in learning the Chinese language
Field of Research: Education

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