A/P Aw Guat Poh has taught at the Division of Chinese Language and Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University since 2000. She is currently the Assistant Head (Chinese) for the academic group.
She specialized in the teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language, Teachers’ education, Children’s literature as well as Singapore Chinese Women’s literature. A/P Aw is an active practitioner in Singapore who works together with teachers from preschools, primary and secondary schools in the teaching and research of Chinese language. She collaborates with Ministry of Education (HQ) and stakeholders; and acts as consultant for some professional organizations.
Her contribution has been well-recognized, both locally and overseas. Besides teaching and research, A/P Aw is also a Chinese writer who writes short stories, prose and children’s literature.