★ John Yeo (Ministry of Education)
John Yeo taught the Master and Leadership programs at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Mr Yeo’s specialisation is creative thinking, curriculum design, teachers’ professional learning, and authentic assessment. As an author and co-editor of several books, including Lesson Study for Learning Community: A Guide to Sustainable School Reform and other publications, he engages administrators and teacher leaders with dialogue on educational issues including curriculum innovation and designing for 21st-century teaching and learning.
Recognized for his work in creativity and lesson study, he has been invited to speak in China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and the United States since 2009. Under the Ministry of Education (MOE, Singapore), he has been on several committees that have championed national curriculum reviews, namely Curriculum 2015 (2007-2009), Project Work (2007-2010), the Social Studies Syllabus Development Committee (2009) and other inter-agency planning teams such as the Interactive Digital Media Taskforce (2007-2008) and Innolab (2008-2009). For his efforts to inspire and build capacity in creativity and innovation within the MOE, he received the Public Service Outstanding Activist Award 2009. At NIE, he was also on the Critical and Inventive Thinking Taskforce (2011-2013) and served as the Curriculum Consultant for the MOE Innovation Program (2012-2013) under the Gifted Education Branch. In 2013 he received the Excellence in Teaching, Nanyang Education Award.
★ Eisuke Saito (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
Eisuke joined in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL) in December 2008. Beforehand, Eisuke used to work as an educational consultant in developing Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam, for almost a decade. Eisuke worked for promoting lesson study for learning community (LSLC) in Indonesia and Vietnam since 2004 and 2006, respectively, and still has been working with teachers in Vietnam to further promote school reform based on lesson study. His research interest covers LSLC as mentioned above, comparative education, action research, professional development and learning of teachers.