Dr Low Chee Soon

Dr Low Chee Soon

Email: cslow@kdupg.edu.my

Dr Low Chee Soon is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Pre-University Studies at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. He obtained his PhD in mathematics education from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2016. His study primarily explored A-Level students’ flexibility and adaptivity via continual exposure to multiple-solution tasks and strategies. An accomplished academic lecturer, having previously received the Malaysian National prize for lecturing excellence, Dr Low’s research currently focusses on the effective teaching of Mathematics. Students’ failures in mathematical attempts have been largely attributed to conceptual and procedural knowledge. Relatively little academic focus has been directed towards understanding the possible effects of students perceptual flexibility in establishing connections with learned concepts and procedures. It is arguable from the perceptual perspectives of Gestalt psychology that students’ perceptions of mathematical elements may determine their connections with some concepts, but not others, thus their choice of solution. This line of research may shed light on the importance of understanding not only the students’ conceptual and procedural knowledge but their perceptual flexibility, namely the ability to reconfigure their perceptual fields.