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Associate Professor Karen Nonis


Position
Associate Professor
Faculty
Office of the Provost
School
Faculty of Humanities
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
501

Overview

Assoc. Prof Nonis graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a BSc (1st Class Hons) and proceeded to complete her PhD at the same University. She was involved in many research projects during her undergraduate and then post-graduate years at the UWA. In the years leading to her completion of her Hons and PhD she was also part-time tutor at the Department of Anatomy and Human Biology and Human Movement and Exercise Science, UWA. Having completed her PhD, she then moved relocated to Singapore where she was Principal in a Special School for children with Cerebral Palsy and Physical Disabilities. Her calling was to continue in teacher education and research at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at the Department of Early Childhood and Special Needs Education. Her experience includes her leadership as Principal in a Special School, to Master Coordinator for all Special Schools in Singapore and mentorship to colleagues in the Professional Experience (Teaching Practicum), teaching and supervision of beginner students in regular classrooms and Early Childhood Educational Centres and Masters and PhD students. In addition, she has worked closely with the International Office at the National Institute of Education in consultancy programmes in Educational and Leadership Programmes for the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Bahrain and The Singapore Armed Forces between 2009 and 2014. She is external consulting editor for the Journal of the International Association of Special Education (USA) and Early Childhood, Development and Care (UK).

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • PhD (Motor Control, Development and Learning (1996, UWA)
  • BSc. (1st Class Hons. 1990) UWA.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NTU, Singapore, 2003)
  • Board Member, International Association of Special Education (2005 to current).
  • Member, PECERA (2016)
  • Panel Member, TEACHME Services, Singapore (2011)
  • Principal, CPAS, Singapore (1997 to 1999)
  • Workshop Training Course Developer for Private Company Sentosa Project, Singapore (NIE International, March 2012)
  • Consultancy (NIE international) Singapore Armed Forces (2009 – 2014)
  • Educational Leadership, Kingdom of Bahrain (2009)
  • Early Childhood Teacher Training Curriculum Development Cambodia (2009)
  • External Consulting Editor – Journal of the International Association of Special Education (JIASE, USA, Current).
  • External Consulting Editor – Early Child, Development and Care, UK (ECDC, Current)
  • External Consulting Reviewer – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Singapore  (Taylor & Francis) – Jul 2017
  • Board Member, Down Syndrome Association of Singapore
  • External Validator of School Excellence Model, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • CITI Programme Certification for Research (2010)
  • Sole Proprietor – Pupil Enrichment
  • AUSTSWIM Certification; SSTA Swimming Cert (Singapore)
  • Level II Coaching Certificate (WA).

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Employment History

Summary Employment Western Australia-

Curtin University, School of Education, Bentley Campus

01 August 2014 to current – Associate Professor (Continuing)

School of Education, Curtin University

University of Western Australia, Perth WA 1989 to 1996

  • Department of Anatomy and Human Biology

Part-time Tutor/ 2nd Year Medical Students Regional Anatomy and Anatomy Laboratory

  • Department of Anatomy and Human Biology

Part-Time Tutor Anatomy Labs for Human Movement Science

  • Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science

Part-Time Tutor Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

 

  • Research Assistant at various research projects (Prof. Tim Ackland & Lindsay Carter)
  • Kineathropometric testing (Level II)

Singapore

Jul 2009- Jul 2014 – Associate Professor (Tenured 65)

Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group

The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jun 2000 to Jul 2009 – Asst. Professor

Early Childhood and Special Needs Education

The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Poland Wroclaw

Oct 2006 Invited Lecture and Discussion with 1st and 2nd Year Pre-service Polish students in Education, School of Special Needs, University of Lower Silesia.

UAE – Kingdom of Bahrain

Feb 2009- Educational Leadership Programme for Vice Principals & Principals “Educational Leadership for Student Learning and Success”.

Jul 2009-Panel of Assessor for Principals to Graduate from the Course through their Oral Presentation about their Philosophy of Education and where they would visualise their schools to be in 5 years.

Jan 1997 to Feb 1999 – Principal

The Spastic Children’s Association School (Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Singapore)

Responsibilities: Whole school Leadership, teachers, teacher assistants, Therapists, School Nurse, Psychologist, School and Government links including NCSS, MOE, Singapore, Singapore Airlines Union for Volunteers, and private companies such as Nomura Securities Co. Ltd; Shaw Organisation and all other partners.

Administration: School Annual Budget Preparation of up to SGD$3 million, School Charity funds; staff interviews and promotions, training and development. Personal training of teachers to ensure they are up to date with curriculum development and IT initiatives as advised by MOE, Singapore; Attendance to dignitaries including the President’s wife for School Sports day, Prime Ministers including International visitors

 

 

 

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Teachings

Teaching & Learning

Undergraduate Units and Coordination

School of Education, Curtin University 2014 – Current

  1. EDUC 2000 Inclusive Education (Secondary, Primary and Early Childhood Programs) up to 200 students
  • Roles includes Open University Academic Champion for EDUC 2000, consultancy and leadership to Unit Coordinators; collaborative work with sessional part time colleagues both local and stationed overseas. Includes extensive moderation process with sessional colleagues.
  • EDUC 2000 for Campus Bentley and online Regional
  1. EDUC4014 – Diverse Abilities and Differentiated Curriculum (Bentley & online Regional); Unit Coordinator and Unit Developer on Bb.
  2. EDUC 4003 – Pedagogical Approaches to Play – Bentley.

Post Graduate Unit and Coordination

  1. MTPS 501/5014 – Pedagogies in Diversity

Online Australia University to MTeach Students (49 students in 2017)

Unit co-developer and coordinator.

  1. Co-developer Mteach Unit  Health and Physical and Well Being Unit.

The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 2000-2014

SUPERVISOR - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Curtin University 2014- Current

Early Childhood Professional Practice (4 students) – Nov 2016

Early Childhood Professional Practice – (2 students) - Nov 2017

The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 2000 – 2014

Early Childhood Educators Supervisor

Primary Education Supervisor

Special School Supervisor

 

 

 

 

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Research Interests

 

Journal Articles (Research)

Tan, S. Y. J., & Nonis, K. P. (2017). The Motor Skills of Adolescents with Hearing Impairment in Regular Physical Education Environment.  International Journal of Special Education, 32 (3), 596-606.

Hasegawa, H., & Nonis, K. P. (2017). Reflections from a teachers’ perspective about the challenges faced by students with disabilities majoring in Japanese as a foreign language. Manuscript submitted for publication to the International Journal of Special Education, June 2017.

Nonis, K. P., Chong, W. H., Moore, D. W., Tang, H. N., & Koh, P., (2016) Pre-school teacher’s attitudes towards inclusion of children with developmental needs in Kindergartens in Singapore. The International Journal of Special Education, 31(3), 450-478.

Rashid, N. N. M. & Nonis, K. P. (2015). Exploring communication technology behaviour of adolescents with cerebral palsy in Singapore. The International Journal of Special Education, 30 (3), 17-38.

Nonis, K. P., & Tan, S. Y. J. (2014). The Gross Motor Skills of Children with Mild Learning Disabilities. The International Journal of Special Education, 29 (2), 92-97.

Chong, W. H., Moore, D., Nonis, K. P., Tang, H. N., Koh, P., & Wee, S. (2014). Mission I’m Possible (MIP): Effects of a community-based project on the basic literacy skills of at-risk kindergarteners. Infants and Young Children, 27(1), 60-73.

 

Tin, H. W., Nonis, K. P., Lim, S. E. A., & Honig, A. S. (2013). Teachers’ perception of the importance of stories in the lives of children in Myanmar. Early Child Development and Care, 183(10), 1449-1467.

 

Nonis, K. P., & Tan, S. Y. J. (2011). Beginner Pre-Service Special Education Teachers' Learning Experience during Practicum. The International Journal of Special Education, 26 (2), 1-14.

 

Nonis, K. P., & Tan, S. Y. J. (2011). Pre-service Teacher's Views about Inclusion in Singapore. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 12(1), 3-10.

 

Tan, S. Y. J., Nonis, K. P., & Chow, J. Y. (2011). The Balance Control of Children with and without Hearing Impairment in Singapore - A Case Study. The International Journal of Special Education, 26(3), 1-31.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2008). Breaking Barriers: Building Research Partnerships between Special Education Teachers and Universities Action Research in Singapore. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 9 (1), 28-38.

 

Tan, S. Y., & Nonis, K. P. (2008). The Influence of the use of Baby Walkers on Toddler Locomotor Skills in Singapore. The Journal of Physical Education and Recreation (Hong Kong), 14(2), 49-57.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2006). Integrating Children with Special Needs: Singapore Preschool Teachers share their Feelings: A Preliminary Investigation. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 7(Spring 7 (1)), 4-10.

 

Nonis, K. P., Pereira, Y. V., Gomez. L., Gomez, B., & Tan, T., (2006). Travelling Skills: Specific Training of Adding Value to the Ezlink Card in Singapore. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 7 (Spring (1), 80-83.

Nonis, K. P., Larkin, D. & Parker, H. E. (2006). Preference in Girls' Lower Limb Tasks. Journal of Physical Education and Recreation (Hong Kong), 12(1), 39-47.

 

Nonis, K. P., Larkin, D., & Parker, H. E. (2006). The Strength of Preference in Girls' Lower Limb Tasks. Journal of Physical Education & Recreation (Hong Kong), 12(2), 7-12.

 

Nonis, K. P., Parker, H. E., & Larkin, D. (2006). Using Temporal and Kinetic Variables to Understand Performance Asymmetry in Girls' Hopping Skill. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 3(1), 46-54.

 

Nonis, K. P., Pereira, Y. V., Gomez, L., Gomez, B., & Tan, T. (2006). Travelling Skills: Specific Training of Adding Value to the Ezlink Card in Singapore. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 7(Spring, 7(1)), 80-84.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2005). Kindergarten Teachers' Views about the importance of preschoolers' participation in sports in Singapore. Journal of Early Child Development and Care, 175(7, 8), 719-742.

 

Nonis, K. P., & Parker, H. E. (2005). Lateral Preference and Performance Asymmetry in Girls' Hopping Skills. The Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 1(2), 55-60.

 

Nonis, K. P., Parker, H., & Larkin, D. (2004). The development of Hopping: An Observation Checklist for Educators. Journal of Physical Education and Recreation (Hong Kong), 10 (2), 8-18.

 

 

Parker, H. E., Monson, K. P., & Larkin, D. (1993). Symmetrical and asymmetrical motor control in children: Bipedal and unipedal hopping. Human Movement Science, 12 (1-2), 179-193.

Chapters in Scholarly Book

Nonis, K. P., & Tan, S. Y. (2010). Young Children's Motor Skills Development and their Physical Outdoor Experiences. In Chia, M., & Chiang, J. (Eds.), Sport Science in the East: Issues, Reflections and Emergent Solutions (pp. 43-59). US: World Scientific.

Monograph

Tan, S. Y. Jernice & Nonis, Karen P. (2010). The Fundamental Motor Skills of Baby Walker Users. Herstellung in Deutschland: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Papers (Published in Proceedings)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Nonis, K. P. (2006). Early Intervention Programmes - A Necessary path for Special Education Needs in the Singapore Context. In Proceedings for the Psychomotoric International Conference: Movement Full of Meaning.  Wroclaw, Poland.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2005). Integrating Children with Special Needs - Preschool Teachers share their feelings. In Practer, G. & Sekulowicz, M. (Eds.) Proceedings for the 9th Bienniel Conference - Sailing the Sea of Knowledge: A Symposium of Global Ideas. (pp. 1). Canada: International Association of Special Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Cherian, M., Thaver, T. & Nonis, K. (2000). Teaching pedagogical theory: A case study of the lecture-tutorial format. In NA (Ed.) ERA-AME-AMIC Conference 2000 Singapore: NA.

 

Nonis, K. P. & Letchamanan, J. (2000). Enhancing Physical Efficacy through Water Activities. In 0 (Ed.) Proceedings for the Minds-Escap Millennium Symposium of Intellectual Disability, Grand Copthorn Waterfront, Singapore (pp. 0). Singapore: Minds-Escap.

 

Nonis, K. P., Larkin, D., Parker, H. E. (1996). Patterns of Preference: A contrast between kicking and balance task. In Fletcher, J. (Ed.) The 9th Australasian Human Development Conference, The University of Western Australia. (pp. 19). Victoria, Australia: The Australian Psychological Society Limited.

 

Nonis, K. P., Parker, H. E., & Larkin, D. (1994). Specificity in Foot Preference. In 21st Experimental Psychological Association, Sydney (pp. 355-356). Sydney, Australia, Australia: Experimental Psychological Association.

 

Monson, K. P., Larkin,D., & Parker, H. E. (1991). Developmental Changes in Ground Reaction Force in hopping-in-place. In O' Higgins, P. (Ed.) Human Biology: An Integrative Science: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of th Australasian Society for Human Biology. (pp. 297-303). Perth, Australia: Centre for Human Biology: The University of Western Australia.

Keynote Presentation

Nonis, K. P. (2010, JUL). Grooming Educators towards Research embedded in University based Coursework- Opportunities, Challenges and Reflections. Keynote Address, International Interdisciplinary Conference "Lack of self-dependence - Old and New Ideas. Challenges in Education, Rehabilitation and Inclusion", Wroclaw, Poland.

Conference Presentation
 

 

 

 

 
 

Hasegawa, H., & Nonis, K. P. (June, 2017). Reflections from a teachers’ perspective about the challenges faced by students with disabilities majoring in Japanese as a foreign language. Paper Presentation at the 15th Biennial Conference International Association of Special Education (IASE). Addressing the Exceptional Needs of the Whole Child and Young Adult: Embracing the Future, Perth, Australia. June 25-29, 2017.

Nonis, K., & Lim, S. E. A. (2014, March). "Evaluation of Singapore preschool children's development using the East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales": Processes to ensure inter-rater reliability and extend external validity. Paper presented at International Conference on Education, Economic, Psychology and Society, Phuket, Thailand.

 

Rashid, N. N. & Nonis, K. P. (2014, March). The Impact of Communication Technology Devices on the socialisation of Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy - A Preliminary Study. Paper presented at International Conference on Education, Economic, Psychology and Society, Phuket, Thailand.

 

Nonis, K. P., S.Y.J., Tan, Tan, S. L. (2013, March). The Gross Motor Skills of Children in a Special School in Singapore. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference of Sport and Exercise Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Tan, S. J. Y., & Nonis, K. P. (2013, March). Reliability of Center of Pressure (COP) measures on the Static Balance Control of Female Adolescents. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference of Sport and Exercise Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Chong, W. H., Tang, H. N., Nonis, K. P., Moore, D. W., & Koh, P. (2012, July). Mission I’m Possible: Early Intervention for Children with Emergent Learning Difficulties in Preschool. Paper presented at Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2012, July). Behind the Scene of Research Involving Children: Paying Attention to the Child's Voice. Paper presented at Building a Community of Researchers: Children at the Heart of Research. The 13th Annual Conference, Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P., Chong, W.H., Moore, D., Tang, H. W., & Koh, P. (2012, May). Pre-school Teachers Response Towards Including Children with Developmental Needs into their Classrooms in Singapore. Paper presented at International Conference Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Phuket, Thailand.

 

Tan, S.Y.J. and Nonis, K.P. (2012, June). A Preliminary Investigation of the Static and Dynamic Balance Control of Female Adolescents with and without Hearing Impairment. Paper presented at 9th International Sports Science Conference, University Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia.

 

 

Chong, W. H., Tang, H. N., Nonis, K., Moore, D. W., & Koh, P. (2011, December). Promoting transition from pre-school to primary school for young children with emergent learning difficulties: An ecological approach to intervention. Paper presented at HKERA, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China).

 

Nonis, K. P. (2011, September). Moving Towards Pre-School Integration -A Singapore Chapter. Paper presented at The 7th Cerebral Palsy Symposium, Looking Forward to the Future, Singapore.

 

Tan, S. Y. J. & Nonis, K. P. (2011, December). The motor skills of adolescents with and without hearing impairment in Singapore - A preliminary comparative study. Paper presented at HKERA, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China).

 

Tan, S. Y. J., Lim, B. S. C., & Nonis, K. P. (2010, May). The Prevalence of Overweight Adolescent with Hearing Impairment in a Singapore secondary school. Paper presented at III International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science, Singapore.

 

Lim, M. J., Kam, S. L., Jeevanaandam, L. & Nonis, K. P. (2009, June). Girl, Boy relationships amongst Children with Intellectual Disability- A Participatory Approach. Paper presented at IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Singapore.

 

Ng, P. Y. S., Liang, P. C. S., Jeevanaandam, L., Nonis, K. P. (2009, June). Girl, Boy Relationships amongst Children with Intellectual Disability - The Teachers' Perspective. Paper presented at IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2009, July). Moving from Problems to Creative Solutions in Research: Special Education Teachers in Singapore. Paper presented at The 11th Biennial Conference on Broadening the Horizon: Recognizing, Accepting and Embracing Differences to make a better world for Individuals with Special Needs., Spain.

 

Sairam, A., Nonis, K. P., Kathikeyan, J. R. & Sultana, P. (2009, May). The Experiences of Inclusion of Chldren with Physical Disabilities in Mainstream Education in Singapore - A Preliminary Investigation. Paper presented at The 7th National Congress, Singapore Physiotherapy Association, Singapore.

 

Soh, S. H. E., Tan, P. H. A., Jeevaanandam, L., Nonis, K. P. (2009, June). Girl, Boy Relationships amongst Children with Intellectual Disability - The Caregivers' Perspective. Paper presented at IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Singapore.

 

Tan, S. Y. J., & Nonis, K. P. (2009, December). Does the use of Baby Walkers improve jumping and hopping for toddlers in Singapore? Paper presented at The ITE National Sport and Education Conference, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2008, June). Mainstream Teacher's Views about Including Children with Special Needs into Regular Classrooms. Paper presented at The 2nd International Conference on Special Education "Sharing Knowledge and Experience around the World", Marmaris, Turkey, Turkey.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2008, December). Pre-Service Special Education Teachers Learning Experience during Teaching Practicum. Paper presented at The Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education Sustainable Futures., Brisbane, Australia, Australia.

 

Tan, L. S., Poon, K. L. K., Nonis, Karen P. & Cohen, G. Libby (2008, July). Talent Identification under the Direct School Admissions Scheme in Singapore. Paper presented at 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness to be held in Singapore on 14-17 July 2008, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K.P., Tan, T., Sim, C. L., Rafi, M., Tan, V.C.F., & Koh, I. T. H. (2007, June). Using the TGMD-2 to assess Gross Motor Skills of Children with Hearing Impairment. Paper presented at 10th Biennial Conference- Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present and Future. IASE, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China).

 

Nonis, K. P. (2006, March). Including Children with Special Needs into the Physical Education Programme in Mainstream Education. Paper presented at The Inaugural World Down Syndrome Day, Educational Seminar., Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2006, August). Special Needs in Singapore- Our Challenge for Tomorrow Today. Paper presented at Workshop for Educators: Enhancing Inclusion of Students with Disability in Mainstream Schools: Be part, Not Apart., Singapore.

 

 

 

 

Nonis, K. P. (2006, October). Laying the Foundation for Understanding Special Needs - A Necessary Path for Special Education Needs in the Singapore Context. Paper presented at Psychomotoric International Conference: Movement Full of Meaning, Wroclaw, Poland, Wroclaw, Poland.

 

 

Nonis, K. P., Larkin, D. & Parker, H. E. (2003, January). Children's Footedness in Different Tasks - A Mixed Longitudinal Approach. Paper presented at The AIESEP Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P., Quek, J. J., & Chia, M. (2003, June). Tracing the development of Singaporean Pre-Schoolers Fundamental Motor Skills. Paper presented at Asia Pacific Conference on Education - Re-envisioning Education: Innovation and Diversity. The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2002, March). Moving out of the Box - Are children ready for participation in Sports? Paper presented at Childcare Seminar 2002- The Teacher and the Community - Partnership in Learning, Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P. (1993, January). Preferred and non-preferred hopping - A Longitudinal Investigation. Paper presented at The 18th ACHPER National Biennial Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Mandjurah, Australia.

 

Monson, K. P., & Parker, H. (1991, January). The stability of Intralimb Coordination with Enhanced Balance Across Developmental Level. Paper presented at The 18th ACHPER National Biennial Conference- Movement Science Research Forum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

 

Workshops/Colloquiums/Other Presentations

Nonis, K.P. (Oct 2016) The Joy of working with young children in research. Presentation at Higher Education Colloquium, School of Education, Curtin University.

Nonis, K. P. (2009). Educational Leadership for Student Learning and Success. Singapore: Ministry Of Bahrain.

Tan, I., Gan, L., Joosa, E., Cohen, L. & Nonis, K. P. (2009). Children Developing and Learning in Cambodia, Siem Reap. Singapore: Knowledge Horizon (NIE International), Singapore.

 

 

 

 

University Texts/Textbook

 

 

 

 
 

Nonis, K. P., & Daswani, S. (Eds.). (2007). The Power of Movement - How to Enhance Children's Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Physical Development. Singapore: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

 

Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (2006). Case Studies of Individuals with Special Needs. Singapore: McGrawHill.

Chapters in University Text/Professional Books

 

 

 

 
 

Nonis, K. P., & Daswani, S. (2008). Teaching Children with Physical Disabilities in Regular Classrooms. In Cohen, L., Wright, S., & Poon K. (Eds.), Teaching Children with Special Needs: A Practical Approach. (pp. 182-196). Singapore: Pearson Education, South Asia.

 

Nonis, K. P. (2007). Developing a Basic Understanding of Children's Movement. In Nonis, K. P., & Daswani, S. (Eds.), The Power of Movement- How to Enhance Children's Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Physical Development. (pp. 38-66). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.

 

Nonis, K. P. & Daswani S. (2007). Which Hand, Which Leg do I use? Concerns about Preference and Performance in Movement. In Nonis, K. P. & Daswani, S. (Eds.), The Power of Movement - How to Enhance Children's Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Physical Development (pp. 129-145). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.

 

Nonis, K. P. & Daswani, S. (2007). Planning and Preparation for Movement. In Nonis, K. P., & Daswani, S. (Eds.), The Power of Movement - How to Enhance Children's Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Physical Development (pp. 15-37). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.

 

Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (2006). Cases of Children in Early Childhood - 3 to 6 Year Olds. In Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S. & Daswani, S. (Eds.), Case Studies of Individuals with Special Needs (pp. 5-10). Singapore: McGrawHill Education.

 

Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (2006). Cases of Children in Middle to Late Childhood - 7 to 12 Year Olds. In Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (Eds.), Case Studies of Individuals with Special Needs (pp. 10-23). Singapore: McGrawHill Education.

 

Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (2006). Cases of Children in Early to Late Adolescents. In Nonis, K. P., Kunasegaran, S., & Daswani, S. (Eds.), Case Studies of Individuals with Special Needs (pp. 23-36). Singapore: McGrawHill Education.

 

Normanboay, D., & Nonis, K. P. (2004). Learner with Physical Disabilities. In Lim, L., & Quah, M. M. (Eds.), Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities (pp. 261-282). Singapore: McGrawHill.

 

Karen Nonis (2003). Early Childhood. In Murphy, J. (Ed.), Teaching Practice Conversations - Plans, Action and Performance (pp. 136-139). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.

 

 

 

Research/Technical reports

 

Chong, W. H., Moore, D., Nonis, K. P., Chan, L. H., & Wee, S. (2012). Evaluation Report on Mission I'm Possible. Singapore.

 

Chong, W. H., Nonis, K. P., Moore, D. M., Wee, S., & Chan, L. H. (2011). Third Progress Evaluation Report on I'm Possible (MIP) Community-based Project (Lien Foundation). Singapore.

 

Chong, W. H., Nonis, K. P., Moore, D. W., & Chan, L. H. (2011). Second Progress Report of Mission I’m Possible Project. Singapore.

 

Chong, W. H., Nonis, K. P., Chan, L. H., & Moore, D. W. (2010). First Progress Report on the Evaluation of Mission I'm Possible Community-based Project (Lien Foundation). Singapore.

 

Nonis, K. P., Chia, M. (2008). Tracing the development of pre-schooler's fundamental motor skills in Singapore (ACRF, NIE). Singapore.

 

 

 

 
 

Professional Articles

Schools urged to open doors to Physically Disabled kids. Mediacorp, Channel news Asia.
 

 

Nonis, K.P. (2006, February). A guide to parents: How to nurture highly bodily-kinesthetic intelligent children? Lianhe Wanbao, 1, 12.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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Publications


2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

Journal Articles (Research)

2010

Book Chapters (Research)

2009

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Lim, M. J., S. L. Kam, J. Lohsnah, and K. P. Nonis. 2009. "Girl and boy relationships among children with intellectual disabilities-A participatory approach.": JOHN WILEY & SONS INC.
  • Ng, P. Y. S., C. S. Poh, L. Jeevanandam, and K. P. Nonis. 2009. "Girl and boy relationships among children with special needs-The teachers' perspective.": WILEY-BLACKWELL.

2008

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Nonis, K. P., and L. Cohen. 2008. "Understanding the perspectives of regular classroom teachers about inclusion.": WILEY-BLACKWELL.

2005

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Nonis, K. P. 2005. "Kindergarten teachers' views about the importance of preschoolers' participation in sports in Singapore." Early Child Development and Care 175 (7-8): 719-742.
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2015

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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Additional Information

Research and Grants

Current Collaborative Research Projects

Curtin University – School of Education

  1. Lisa Paris (CI) & Karen Nonis (Co-CI)

Title: Pre-service Art Teacher’s perceptions of Inclusive education practice.

Ethics Approved: HRE2016-0194

Internal Funding RATLS Aud$4832.00

Duration: 11/08/2016 to 10/08/2017

Completed

  1. Hiroshi Hasegawa (CI) & Karen Nonis (Co-CI)

Title: Reflections from a Teachers’ perspective about the challenges faced by students with disabilities majoring in Japanese as a foreign language.

Ethics Approved: HRE2016-0300

Unsuccessful in application for RATLS Funding 2016

Duration: 16/09/2016 to 15/09/2017

Outcome: Abstract for the 15th Biennial Conference
International Association of Special Education (IASE)

Addressing the Exceptional Needs of the Whole Child and Young Adult: Embracing the Future, Perth, Australia. June 24-29, 2017. Confirmed.

Status: Completed.

 International Research

 

  1. Tan, S. Y. J. (PhD; CI), Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Title : The Development of the Motor Skills of Young Children using Traditional Games

Co-Investigators: A/P Karen P. Nonis (Co-CI), Curtin University, W.A.; Ms Anizha Saleh, Kinderland; Ms Jasmine Chua, Agape Singapore

International Funding: Sgd$65000.00

Completed Data Collection. Data in Analysis stage.

Duration: Sep 2015 to Sep 2017 (24 months)

 

  1. Mission I’m Possible (2010 -2012) External Grant

SGD $170,000 Lien Foundation, Singapore IRB Approved. Completed and published.

In collaboration with Mr Tan Hui Nee, Head (Child Development Unit, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital); Ms Patricia Koh (HQ, People’s Community Foundation, Kindergarten, Singapore; Deputy Head Chong Wan Har (Psychological Studies, NIE, NTU Singapore) Co-PI A/P Karen Nonis EC and Special Needs, NIE and NTU, Singapore; Dr Lilian Chan (Deputy Director, Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports, Singapore). External Consultant: Prof. Dennis W. Moore, Monash University, Australia.

Status: Completed and Publised.

  1. Is Movement Proficiency the precursor to physically active behaviour and health? An investigation of the relationship between fundamental movement skills, physical activity and health in Singapore Primary School Children.

Tier 2 _SGD $250,000 August 2012

Office of Educational Research, The National Institute of Education, NTU, Singapore.

Principal Investigator Assoc. Prof Swarup Murkergee

Physical Education and Sports Science

Co –PI A/P Karen Nonis

EC and SEN Acad Group

NIE, NTU SINGAPORE

Consultants: Dr Wouter Cool

Dept of Movement Education & Sports Training

Faculty of PE and Physiotherapy

Vrije University, Belgium

 

  1. Evaluation of Singaporean Pre-School Children’s Development using East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales.

Tier 1 – SGD $98,050 August 2012

PI – Assoc. Prof Audrey Lim

Co-PI A/P Karen Nonis, Early Childhood and Special Needs, NIE NTU, Singapore

  1. Tracing the development of pre-schooler's fundamental motor skills in Singapore (ACRF, NIE). Singapore The National Institute of Education, Singapore $25000.

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