Centre for Financial Literacy
National Institute of Education (NIE)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Dr Koh Noi Keng, Director of the Centre for Financial Literacy, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, has led financial literacy programmes and research in schools since its launch in 2007. After 15 years’ experience as a teacher, a school leader, and a Ministry of Education HQ Senior Education Officer, Dr Koh joined NIE to coordinate and conduct the post graduate courses to prepare teachers to teach Economics, Business and Accounting. She has published books and teacher resource training materials and also created several e-portals for building networked learning communities for educators and advocates flipped instructions.
Dr Koh has created useful financial literacy curriculum, resources and mobile applications for engaging youth in learning financial education and for learning business and accounting subjects. She is editor and author for the inaugural International Handbook of Financial Literacy by Springer, published in 2016. A much sought after keynote speaker at international conferences, she has been invited to speak at BETT London, India, Spain, USA, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. She has spearheaded training programs, research and events to create awareness and empower teachers to promote financial literacy to students in schools. The breakthrough impetus saw a quantum leap in the rise of the number of schools (91% secondary schools, 72% primary schools and 90% of Junior colleges in Singapore) implementing financial literacy programs.
She is also the principal investigator for numerous research grants and is currently involved in a financial literacy research focusing on kindergarten children. She is also Advisor to the Association of Commerce Educators Singapore (ACES) and the 5,000-member strong Nanyang Technological University Investment Club (NTU-IIC).