Dr. Catherine Chua is an Associate Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She was born in Singapore and received her education and teacher training qualification in Singapore. She moved to Australia in 2000 to complete her MA in English at the University of New South Wales, and PhD in Educational Studies at the University of Queensland. Catherine’s research interests include educational policy, leadership studies, language planning and policy, globalisation and educational reforms, 21st century skills and competencies, language and culture, as well as postcolonialism. She hopes to encourage more innovative practices and ‘playful’ learning in all aspects of teaching and learning.