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Dr. Loy Chee Luen

Academic Qualification:
Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Arts (National Academy of Arts and Culture and Heritage) Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education (University of Malaya) Master of Arts in Performing Arts (University of Malaya) Degree of Performing Arts in Drama (University of Malaya) Diploma of Arts Management (University of Malaya)

Professional Field 
Fields of Specialty and ResearchEarly Childhood Education (Puppetry, Art and Creativity)
 
Research InterestPuppetry; Drama and Theatre in Education; Play, Art and Creative Expression in Early Childhood Education
 
Working Experience
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Development (FPM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) (04/2018-)
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Human Development FPM (10/2011-04/2018)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Human Development, UPSI (03/2006-09/2011)
  • Teacher, Mind Research Consultant Old Town (P.J.) Centre (03/2003-03/2005)
  • Part time tutor, Universiti Malaya & UPSI (11/2003-11/2005)

Professional Affiliation
  • Akademi Profesor Malaysia, Member, 2021 - present, (National)
  • The Early Childhood Care and Education Council Malaysia (ECCE Council), Member, 2014 - present, (National)
  • Malaysian Puppetry Association (MPA), Chairman, 2014 - present, (National)
  • Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA), Member, 2013 - present, (International)

Skills Certificate
  • Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 3, Early Childhood Care & Education (Pengasuhan & Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak), Department of Skills Development (DSD), the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia, 2021
  • PERMATA Early Childhood Care and Education Course (PERMATA Care Course), (Kursus Asuhan dan Didikan Awal Kanak-kanak PERMATA) (Kursus Asuhan PERMATA), Department of Social Welfare Malaysia, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, 2017

Research Activity
  • Leader
    • Puppets in EduwebTV Train Children's Literacy and Numeracy Skills (Boneka Dalam EduwebTV Melatih Kemahiran Literasi dan Numerasi Kanak-Kanak). Code: 2018-0237-107-01 University Grant (Completed 2019)
    • Create Theme Songs to Accessing Children’s Solfege Singing and Movement Skill (Mencipta Lagu-Lagu Bertema untuk Menilai Kemahiran Nyanyian dan Gerakan Solfa Kanak-Kanak). Research Code: 2015-0148-107-01 University Grant (Completed 2016)
    • Create Puppets and Stories to Develop Children’s Social Interaction (Reka Cipta Boneka dan Cerita dalam Membentuk Interaksi Kanak-kanak) Research Code: 2013-0137-107-01 University Grant (Completed 2015)
    • Preschool Children Intellectual Maturity and Emotional Skills through Figure Drawing (Kematangan Intelektual dan Emosi Kanak-Kanak Prasekolah menerusi Lukisan Figura). Research Code: 2010-0061-106-01 University Grant (Completed 2011)

  • Member
    • Development and Usability of Story Sack with Puppet in Educating Natural Disaster Preparedness for Young Children During Post Covid-19, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris,15-09-2020 to 14-09-2022 (University Grant).
    • Reka Bentuk Model Pentaksiran Pembelajaran Kanak-kanak TASKA, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris - 16-11-2018 to 16-11-2019 (University Grant)
    • Investigating Factors that Hinders and Challenges Preschool Teachers' Competencies in Carrying out English Language Teaching - Related Tasks Using Both Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies (2016-0099-106-04), Ministry of Education- 22-08-2016 to 22-02-2018 (Government Agency Grant))
    • Determining Contributing Factors of Quality ECCE- “Development of a Comprehensive and Integrated Model of Quality Malaysian Early Childhood Care and Education-Project 3/TLAA: Determining Contributing Factors of Quality ECCE” (2015-0024-106-04-3), Jabatan Perdana Menteri - 01-04-2015 to 01-05-2019 (Government Agency Grant)

Consultancy and Advisory Work
  • Consultation on KITA Puppet Show 2020, Project KITA, Social Collaboration (SoCo), 12/2020 (Leader)
  • Consultation on Online Training Course: Education Philosophy, MyEdu Training Centre, 11/2020 (Leader)
  • Consultation on Online Puppet Show: MyTari 2020, Semathai Marionette Foundation Arts for Social, Thailand, 08/2020 (Leader)
  • Consultation on Online Training: Children Game and Design, Zhengzhou Preschool Education College, 06/2020 for the Zhengzhou Preschool Education College, China (Leader)
  • Consultation on Online Training: Developing Children’s Creativity, Zhengzhou Preschool Education College, China, 05/2020 (Leader)
  • Consultation on The work of publishing the Education Video Program Published by the Education Technology Division-Puppets in WebTV (Kerja-kerja Penerbitan Rancangan Video Pendidikan Terbitan Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan: Boneka dalam WebTV), Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia 07/2018-12/2018 (Leader)
  • Preschool Module Workshop on Environmental Awareness: Puppets from waste materials (Bengkel Modul Prasekolah Mengenai Kesedaran Alam Sekitar: Boneka daripada bahan-bahan buangan) Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Water 03/2015 (Leader)
  • Puppetry in Early Childhood Education Series 2015, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 01/2015-12/2020 (Leader)
  • Consultation on Develop Puppet Module for Preschool Dental Health Education- No Paid Consultant (Perunding Tiada Berbayar Untuk Membangunkan Modul Boneka Sebagai Pendidikan Kesihatan Pergigian Prasekolah), Dental Health Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 06/2014-06/2016 (Leader)

Appointed as Consultancy by External Organization / Curriculum Board
  • External Assessor/ Examiner for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arts, Lincoln University College, 01/2021-12/2023
  • Member of Panel Malaysian Qualifications Agency, MQA (Ahli Panel Penilai Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia, Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia (MQA) 01/2019-01/2021
  • Panel MQA UPSI, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 09/2019-08/2021
  • External Examiner Asia e University, Early Childhood Education 03/2019-03/2021
  • External Examiner to the Diploma in Drama and Visual, New Era College University 01/2017-12/2018
  • Academic Advisor, Diploma in Drama and Visual, New Era University College 01/2018-12/2019
  • Member of the Studies Committee-Diploma in Early Childhood Education, KDU University College 06/2018 -06/2019

Member if Editorial Board (International Level)
  • Member of Jury Rainforest Puppet Carnival 2019, Ministry of Arts and Cultural of Sarawak 2019
  • Training for Trainers for Puppet Development as Medium for Oral Health Promotion, Oral Health Division Ministry of Health Malaysia, 01/2013-01/2016
  • National Child Development Research (NCDRC) Fellow, UPSI, NCDRC UPSI 01/2014- 01/2016

Related Achievements  
Article Journal (1st Author / Main Author & Corresponding Author)
  1. Loy Chee Luen. (2021). Puppetry Activities in Early Childhood Programmes. Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal,10 (2021), 89-96.
  2. Loy Chee Luen, Thuraiya Zakaria & Jane Teng Yan Fang. (2021). The Importance of Puppet Plays to Children in Disaster Preparedness Programmes. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11(1), 843-848.
  3. Loy Chee Luen, Nordin Mamat, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Nurul Hasyimah Mat Rani, Mazlina Che Mustafa, Syahida Iryani Mohd Yusoff, Ramlee Ismail, Abdul Rahim Razalli, Zaharah Osman, Hashimah Hussein, Nurulhuda Md Hassan, Kaaminy Kannapathy & Sopia Md Yassin, Mohd Mahzan Awang. (2020). Verbal and Non-Verbal Interactions between Childcare Providers and Children in Learning Activities. Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 17(9), 3078-3084.
  4. Loy Chee Luen, Goh Swee Choo, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Nordin Mamat, Wong Kung Teck, Wong Yu Hoi & Mohd Mahzan Awang. (2020). The Effects of Puppet in EduwebTV Programmes on Children’s National Language Speaking Skills. Journal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 22 (12), 1159-1164. Journal 12 (Referee)
  5. Loy Chee Luen & Norwaliza Abdul Wahab. (2020). Teacher-level and Context-level Barriers to using English as a Medium of Instruction: A Systematic Review. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers & Teacher Education, 10 (2), 77-98.
  6. Loy Chee Luen, Aminah Ayob, Colleen Wong & Christine Augustine. (2019). The Effect of Kodaly’s Teaching Method on Preschool Children’s Solfege Singing with Playing Musical Glasses Skills. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 9, Number 1. Feb 2019. 1257-1265.
  7. Loy Chee Luen, Gan Eng Cheng & Marina Tan. (2019). Conceptual Puppetry in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 9, Number 1. Feb 2019. 1175-1185.
  8. Loy Chee Luen, Aminah Ayob, Christine Augustine & Colleen Wong. (2019). The Solfege Singing with Body Movement Skills of Preschool Children in Kodaly’s Teaching Method. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 9, Number 1. Feb 2019. 811-820.
  9. Loy Chee Luen, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Nordin Mamat, Sopia Md Yassin, Syahida Iryani Mohd Yusoff. (2018). Observation Methods for Child Care Provider and Teacher's Pedagogy of Play. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 7, Number 3. January 2018. 530-538.
  10. Loy Chee Luen. (2017). Boneka Sebagai Alat Pedagogi dalam Perkembangan Sosial dan Emosi Kanak-kanak (Puppets as Pedagogical Tools in Social Development and Emotion of Preschool Children). Jurnal Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak Jilid 6, 2017. 45-56.
  11. Loy Chee Luen, Nordin Mamat, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi & Sopia Md Yassin. (2017). Observation Instrument to Evaluate Early Childhood Educator’s Teaching Strategies using Creative Arts. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 7, Number 4. April 2017. 870-880.
  12. Loy Chee Luen, Aminah Ayob, Colleen Wong & Christine Augustine. (2017). Kodaly's Teaching Method Increasing Preschool Children's Solfege Singing Skills. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 7, Number 3. March 2017. 340-347.
  13. Loy Chee Luen, Aminah Ayob & Nordin Mamat. (2015). Aktiviti Boneka Jari Membentuk Interaksi Sosial Kanak-kanak (Finger Puppet Activities Encourages Children’s Social Interaction). Jurnal Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak. Jilid 4. 30-51.
  14. Loy Chee Luen, Shahrir Jamaluddin & Lihanna Borhan. (2013). Kemahiran Interpersonal Kanak-kanak menerusi Aktiviti Boneka (Preschool Children Interpersonal Skills through Puppet Activities). Jurnal Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak. Jilid 2. 115-129.
  15. Loy Chee Luen. (2011). Kematangan Intelektual Kanak-kanak Prasekolah menerusi Lukisan Figura (Preschool Children Intellectual Maturity through Figure Drawing). Jurnal BITARA. Vol. 4. 63-75.
  16. Loy Chee Luen. (2009). Penggunaan Boneka untuk Mempertingkatkan Intrapersonal Kanak-kanak Prasekolah (Using Puppets to Elevate Intrapersonal Skill among Preschool Children). Jurnal BITARA. Vol. 2. 58-69.

    Article Journal (Joint Author)
    1. Jane Teng Yan Fang, Loy Chee Luen & Thuraiya Zakaria. (2021). Enhancing Puppets’ Roles for the Disaster Community. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11(1), 890–895.
    2. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Mazlina Che Mustafa, Abdul Rahim Razalli, Abdul Rahim Hamdan & Abdul Talib M. Hashim. (2021). The Perspectives of Parents Toward the Practices of Pre-School Ethos during Routine Activities in Perpaduan (Unity) Pre-School Settings. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 10(1), 187-194.
    3. Shen Lijuan,Loy Chee Luen , Hamsa Hameed Ahmeed. (2020). Knowledge Mapping of Early Childhood Teacher Research - A Visual Analysis using Citespace. Solid State Technology. 63 (1), 530 -537.
    4. You Chaoying & Loy Chee Luen . (2020). Exploring of Parents Cultivate the Independence and Concentration of Preschoolers. Solid State Technology. 63 (1), 572 -577.
    5. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Nurul Hasyimah Mat Rani, Mazlina Che Mustafa, Syahida Iryani Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Mahzan Awang. (2020). Teacher-Child Interactions in Learning Activities. Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 17(9), 3071-3077.
    6. Nordin Mamat, Mazlina Che Mustafa, Loy Chee Luen , Abdul Rahim Hamdan, Abdul Rahim Razalli, Abdul Talib M. Hashim, Mohd Mahzan Awang. (2020). Promoting Children Potential and Social Abilities: A Qualitative Study of Nursery Assessment Practices in Malaysia. Journal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 22, (12), 1151-1158
    7. Pauline Goh Swee Choo, Loy Chee Luen , Norwaliza Abdul Wahab & Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun. (2020). Preschool Teachers’ Use of English as a Medium of Instruction: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Strategies. Issues in Educational Research, 30(3), 2020, 943-964.
    8. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Mazlina Che Mustafa, Abdul Rahim Razalli, Abdul Rahim Hamdan & Abdul Talib M. Hashim. (2020). The Perspectives of Parents toward The Practices of Pre-School Ethos during Routine Activities in Perpaduan (Unity) Pre-School Settings. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education & Development. 9(3), 55-62.
    9. Nurulhuda Md Hassan, Nur Hafizaliyana Hassan, Zaharah, Osman, Sopia Md Yassin, Nordin, Mamat, Mazlina Che Mustafa, Loy Chee Luen , Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Hashimah Hussein, Kaaminy Kanapathy, Abdul, Rahim Razalli & Ramlee Ismail. (2019). Early Childhood Education Educators' Competency: A Qualitative Study. Sci.Int. (Lahore), 31(5), 699-702.
    10. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Mazlina Che Mustapha, Abdul Rahim Razalli & Abdul Talib M. Hashim. (2019). Children's Experience and Learning Opportunities in PERPADUAN (Unity) Pre-School Settings. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 9, Number 5. May 2019. 971-980.
    11. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Mazlina Che Mustapha, Abdul Rahim Razalli, Abdul Talib M. Hashim & Ramlee Ismail (2019). The Quality of PERPADUAN Pre-school Environment and Human Resources: Teachers' Satisfaction on Their Career Development. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 9, Number 5. May 2019,882-897.
    12. Nordin Mamat, Loy Chee Luen , Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Sopia Md Yassin, Syahida Iryani Mohd Yusoff. (2018). Reliability, Validity and Fairness of Interviews for Teaching and Learning Project in Quality Early Childhood Care and Education: Preliminary Study. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 8, Number 6. June 2018. 1283-1292.
    13. Jamariah Muhamad & Loy Chee Luen . (2017). Validation of Creative Movement Module in Drama Elements (PeTif-Ma) for Preschool Children. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 7, Number 10. October 2017. 653-661
    14. Nordin Mamat, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Loy Chee Luen & Sopia Md Yassin. (2017). The Selection of Meaningful Approach to Assess Children’s Science Process Skills. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Volume 7, Number 4. April 2017. 860-869.
    15. Zainiah Mohamed Isa, Loy Chee Luen , Agnes Vimala Sewestian & Ainon Omar. (2013). The Effect of a Reader’s Theatre on Preschool Children’s Reading Fluency and Comprehension. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teacher & Teacher Education. Volume 3, Number 2. December 2013. 17-30.

    Monograph
    1. Goh Swee Choo, Loy Chee Luen , Wong Kung Teck, Norwaliza Abd. Wahab, Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun & Md Azman Shahadan (2019). Malaysian Preschool Teacher’s Teaching Efficacy, Perceived English Language Proficiency and Attitudes Towards English as a Medium of Instruction. Malaysia: National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.
    2. Goh Swee Choo, Wong Kung Teck, Loy Chee Luen , Norwaliza Abd. Wahab, Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun & Md Azman Shahadan. (2019). Systematic Review of the Factors that Hinders and Challenges Preschool Teachers’ Use of The English Language in Instructional Tasks. Malaysia: National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

    Book
    1. Loy Chee Luen . (2021). Children Art and Creative Expression. Perak: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.
    2. Loy Chee Luen . (2021). Games, Play and Learn in Early Childhood. Perak: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.
    3. Loy Chee Luen . (2011). Aktiviti Drama Bersama Kanak-kanak (Drama Activities with Children). Selangor: Gerak Ilmu.
    4. Loy Chee Luen , Mazlina Che Mustafa, Norly Jamil & Azila Alias. (2011). Perkembangan Seni dan Kraf Kanak-kanak (Children’s Arts and Crafts Development). Selangor: Gerak Ilmu.

    Award in Academic and Professional Field
    1. Outstanding Consultant Award (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Academia Award-UPSI A2U 2020) Head of Project, University Level, 2020.
    2. Best Presenter Award (Puppetry-based Learning and Children's Holistic Development) International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management, Education, Social Science & Technology (ICEMEST 2019), Head of Project, International Level, 2019.
    3. Best Education Paper Award (Mathematic Skills of Children through Puppet in EduWebTV Shows) International Conference on Education, Ethics, Legal, Social Science & Technology (ICEELSR 2019), Head of Project, International Level, 2019.
    4. Special Award (MyPuppets 2018), 4th International Innovation, Design & Articulation (i-IDEA), Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Head of Project, International Level, 2018.
    5. Gold Medal Award (MyPuppets 2018), 4th International Innovation, Design & Articulation (i-IDEA), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Head of Project, International Level, 2018.
    6. Gold Medal Award (Mini Puppet Show: MyPuppets), International Festival Innovation on Green Technology (I-FINOG), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Head of Project, International Level, 2018.
    7. ITEX 2017 Gold Medal (MyPuppets) 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2017, Head of Project, International Level, 2017.
    8. SIC 2017 Silver Medal (Storytelling with Puppets: MyPuppets), The 1st International Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand Symposium on Innovation and Creativity (iMIT SiC2017), Head of Project, International Level, 2017.
    9. UMP TVET Exposition 2017 Silver Medal (3R Puppets: MyPuppets), Universiti Pahang Malaysia Technical & Vocational Education & Training 2017, Head of Project, National Level, 2017.
    10. Rainforest Puppet DIY Workshop Award: Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2017, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Puppet DIY Workshop, International Level, 2017.
    11. The Best Puppet Musical Award: Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2017, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Puppet Show Director, International Level, 2017.
    12. Best Music: AnimArt World Puppet Carnival, Poland, Puppet Show Director/ Pengarah Persembahan Boneka, International level, 2016.
    13. Silver Medal (Kindergarten Innovation-3R Mini Puppet Play) 3rd International Innovation, Design and Articulation (i-IDeA 2016), Head of Project, International Level, 2016.
    14. Gold Award (Digitalization of Orang Asli Folktales, Original Music and Sound Design: Sustaining and Internationalizing the Indigenous Culture of Malaysia, The International, Conference and Exposition on Inventions (Pecipta 15), Member of Project, International Level, 2015.
    15. Zamallah P. Ramlee Award, Head of Researcher, Kursi P. Ramlee, Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) (The National Academy of Arts and Culture and Heritage, Malaysia), 2014.
    16. Best Arts in Education Teaching Project: Harmony World Puppet Carnival 2014, Thailand, Puppet Show Director, International Level, 2014.
    17. Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2013, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris), Lecturer, University Level, 2013.
    18. ITEX Gold Medal (Go Green, Act Green-Interactive Activities for Young Children), 23rd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2012, Project Member, International Level, 2012.
    19. Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2008, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris), Lecturer, University Level, 2008.

    Contribution to SocietyA. International
    1. UNIMA Malaysia (representation) (Committee & Member), 2014- present

    B. National
    1. Malaysian Puppetry Association (Persatuan Seni Boneka Malaysia) (Committee & Member), 2014- present
    2. The Dramatic Art Society, (Member) 2020- present

    C. State
    1. Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Interaction Acting Art Association (Persatuan Angkatan Seni Lakon Interaksi Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor) (ASLI) (Member), 2015- present
    2. Perak Kindergarten Association (Persatuan TADIKA Perak) (Member), 2011- present

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