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Nordiana Haji Zakir

nordiana.zakir@ubd.edu.bn

Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education



Nordiana began her career as a Tutor in Early Childhood Education and Care for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in 2007. She is currently a lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Care for SHBIE, UBD since 2011. She has taught in some Brunei government preschools and primary schools via work placement from UBD. Nordiana has the experience of teaching various levels of Early Childhood Education and Care courses ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate level for SHBIE. She is also actively involved with Masters of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Care Programme at SHBIE, UBD. Nordiana also supervises Early Childhood Education postgraduate research exercises and professional placement practices.

Apart from that, Nordiana has vast work collaboration experiences with the Early Childhood Care and Education Unit and the Curriculum Development Department at the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, in monitoring and improving the quality of preschool services in Brunei government schools. She was also part of the working committee for Task Force UNESCO Project 5: Preschool Programme for All for the Reaching the Unreached in SEAMEO.

Nordiana’s doctoral thesis is on "The Impact of Changes in Teaching and Learning in Brunei Government Preschools: A Case Study”. She welcomes research collaborations and research supervisions in the areas of Early Childhood Education and Care.

EDUCATION

PhD in Education (Early Childhood Education), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
MSc (Econ) in Early Childhood Education, Swansea University, United Kingdom
BA Primary Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early Childhood Education and Care
Curriculum reform
Learning through play
Research Methods with Young Children
Children's Rights
Initial Teacher Preparation for Early Childhood Educators

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Early Childhood Care and Education Unit, Ministry of Education
Curriculum Department, Ministry of Education.