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Wei Keong Too

Associate Professor of TESOL & Director, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

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  • workRoom B1B06 Block B1
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8743
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8009

Biography

Wei Keong Too is Associate Professor at the School of Education, University of Nottingham Malaysia a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, UK, and a recipient of Lord Dearing Award in teaching and learning. I am currently the Director of Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). I obtained my BA (English) from National Central University, Taiwan R.O.C., PGCHE from University of Nottingham, Masters of Science and PhD (TESL) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. I started my career as a secondary school English language teacher, and went on to teach English at the tertiary level before my involvement in teacher training programmes.

Teaching Summary

My teaching focuses include general education and TESOL. Among the modules that I have and am teaching are Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Curriculum Design and Assessment in Higher… read more

Research Summary

My research interests focus on teachers' professional development at the school and higher education levels, language use in the classroom, language policy, young adult literature, and teaching… read more

Recent Publications

My teaching focuses include general education and TESOL. Among the modules that I have and am teaching are Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Curriculum Design and Assessment in Higher Education, Developing Blended Learning Environment, Language Teaching: Curriculum and Methodology, Materials for Language Teaching, Current Issues in TESOL, and The Teaching of Grammar.

Current Research

My research interests focus on teachers' professional development at the school and higher education levels, language use in the classroom, language policy, young adult literature, and teaching literature. I am particularly interested in exploring education policy and language use in various educational contexts, and how professional development, language teaching and learning are practised in different social and cultural contexts.

Past Research

Among my past research research projects include:

1. The Implementation of Educational Policy Reform in Malaysia (Funded by The Head Foundation, 2018-2019)

2. Examining Effectiveness of Video in Teaching Arts, Social Science and Engineering Classes (Funded by Teaching and Learning Fund, University of Notingham Malaysia, 2017-2018)

3. Effective Leadership Practices of High Performing Principals: A Mixed-Methods Study of Influences and Outcomes (Funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, FRGS/1/2016/SSI09/UNIM/02/1, 2017-2018)

4. The Effect of Reflective Learning in Mandarin Acquisition (Funded by Teaching & Learning Small Scale Project Fund, University of Nottingham Malaysia, 2015)

5. Evaluating the Educational Programmes of the Hong Leong Foundation (Funded by Hong Leong Foundation, 2015)

  • BUSH, T., NG, A. Y. M., TOO, W. K., GLOVER, D. and CHAI, J., 2021. Ensuring Acceptability and Feasibility: The Challenges of Educational Policy Reform in Malaysia Leadership and Policy in Schools.
  • JOSEPH JEYARAJ, JOANNA, TOO, WEI KEONG and LASITO, ENI ERMAWATI, 2020. A framework for supporting postgraduate research writing: insights from students' writing experiences HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.
  • W. K. TOO, M. E. VETHAMANI and M. K. KABILAN, 2020. Meeting National Needs in English Language Teacher Education: Global Perspectives in Malaysian Initiatives. In: AMY BIK MAY TSUI, ed., English Language Teaching and Teacher Education in East Asia: Global Challenges and Local Responses 1st. Cambridge University Press. 75-92
  • TOO W. K. and SAIMIMA E. J., 2019. Teacher belief and practice in a school-based English language classroom in Eastern Indonesia Journal of Nusantara Studies. 4(1), 311-231
  • W. K. TOO, 2018. Positioning approaches to teaching literature in English in Malaysian. In: C. E., LOH, S. S. CHOO & C. BEAVIS, ed., Literature education in the Asia-Pacific: Policies, practices and perspectives in global times 1. Routledge. 103-119
  • W. K. TOO, 2018. Incorporating educational technologies in teaching at the tertiary level. In: BAILEY, L., SUBRAMANIAM, G., W. K. TOO and DOSS, C. Y., eds., Transforming higher education: Critical considerations for teaching and learning Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.. 41-59
  • BAILEY, L., SUBRAMANIAM, G., W. K. TOO and DOSS, C. Y., eds., 2018. Transforming higher education: Critical considerations for teaching and learning Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd..
  • TOO, W. K., 2017. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. In: A. MALEY and N. PEACHEY, eds., Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom British Council. 65-74
  • TOO, W. K., 2017. English language teaching and policies at the tertiary level in Malaysia. In: E. S. PARK and B. SPOLSKY, eds., English education at the tertiary level in Asia: From policy to practice Routledge. 109-129
  • KABILAN, M. K., W. K. TOO and WIDODO, H. P., eds., 2012. ICT and ELT Research and Practices in South East Asia Universiti Sains Malaysia Press.
  • TOO, W. K. and VETHAMANI, M. E., 2012. Pre-Service English Language Teachers' Reflection and Concerns in Weblogs. In: KABILAN, M. K., W. K. TOO and WIDODO, H. P., eds., ICT and ELT Research and Practices in South East Asia Universiti Sains Malaysia Press. 159-180
  • CHOO J. P. L. and TOO W. K., 2012. Teachers' Perceptions in Using Task-Based Instruction (TBI) for the Teaching of Grammar Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education. 2(1), 47-64
  • TOO, W, K., VETHAMANI, M. E., HASSAN, F. and WONG, S., 2010. Pre-service teachers' reflection in reading of literary texts in weblogs In: 2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer (ICETC). 453-456
  • VETHAMANI, M. E. and TOO, W, K., 2010. Lessons from students' participation in e-forums In: The 24th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference. 1-8
  • TOO, W. K., 2010. English language for teachers Penang, Malaysia: Wawasan Open University.
  • TOO, W, K. and VETHAMANI, M. E., 2008. Connecting Linkin Park and Good Charlotte to ESL learners 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature: The South East Asian Journal of English Language Studies. 14, 95-108
  • TEH, C. S., FOO, K. M. and TOO, W. K., 2008. Young adult literature: Its effectiveness in bibliotheraphy for studetns of a tertiary institute The English Teacher. 37, 15-26
  • TOO, W, K., 2007. Language-based approach. In: GANAKUMARN SUBRAMANIAM, ed., Approaches to teacing literature: theory and practice Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.. 33-49
  • TOO, W. K., ed., 2006. Engaging young adult readers through young adult literature Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd..
  • TOO, W, K., 2006. Young adult literature: An alternative genre in the classroom reading list The English Teacher. 35, 40-59
  • TOO, W, K., 2006. Young adult literatuer in English and its use in secondary schools in Malaysia. In: TOO, W. K., ed., Engaging young adult readers through young adult literature Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.. 1-20
  • TOO, W, K., 2005. Getting students to speak using contemporary songs. In: GANAKUMARN SUBRAMANIAM and SHAHIZAH ISMAIL HAMDAN, eds., Oracy in focus Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd..
  • TOO, W, K., 2004. Identity formation: Young adult issues in contemporary popular songs. In: VETHAMANI, M. E., ed., Reading in TESL vol. 2: Essays in Honour of Basil Wijasuriya Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd..
  • TOO, W, K., 2003. New perspectives: Songs as young adult literary texts The English Teacher. 32, 58-71

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