Biography

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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PhD. (Educational Psychology)

M.Sc. (Educational Technology)

B.A.Hons (Education) (Malay Language)

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY


Associate Professor Dr. Yeo Kee Jiar has been a lecturer in Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor since 1998. She began her career as a school teacher in Kuching, Sarawak after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts with Education from USM (Malay Language), Penang. She advanced to her next academic position as lecturer in two Teachers’ Training Colleges.  Soon after earning her Master Degree from UTM, Skudai, she continued her academician career in the current university in the field of Educational Psychology. With background in Malay Language Studies and her  qualification in Educational Psychology as well as her vast experience and involvement in the field of education, her expertise and interest covers a wide scope which includes educational psychology, school psychology, early childhood education, educational assessment, and  special education. Her academic and professional endeavour that includes teaching, research, publication and consultation are around these areas. She has many non-management folio related to administrative matter such as academic advisor, course and program co-ordinator, task force committee at faculty and university levels, steering committee in conferences, reviewer of various journals and books, etc. Her notable achievements or awards include as a Munsyi Dewan under Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Institute of Language and Literature) (abbreviated DBP), Head of Monitoring Team of a national early childhood Program called PERMATA NEGARA for Johor state, National Panel of Quality for PERMATA Program, consultant to MIMOS on psychometric instrumentation and professional sharing with the Examination Council on Malay Literacy prior to the development of a national screening test for literacy and numeracy called as LINUS. Throughout her service in UTM, she has received a number of awards related to her service and research at university and national levels. She is also actively involved in the movement of Down Syndrome association in Malayisa where she was the president of Down Syndrome Association of Johor (DSAJ) and a council member of Down Syndrome Association of Malaysia. She was instrumental in the setting up of pre-vocational and vocational transition centres for DSAJ. She has been leading a few research with grants and published in many journals and written a few books mainly on Bahasa Malaysia for school students. Currently she is working on new publications.