Research Projects

CRADLE's research projects span over three overarching themes, namely, 1) Science of learning, 2) Innovations in Learning Technologies, and 3) Future Economy and Workforce Learning 

SCIENCE OF LEARNING: Educational Neuroscience; Lifelong Learning


Effective Biliteracy: The impact of script sets on bilingual reading networks for typical and atypical readersOngoing
Language and Bilingualism (Infancy)Ongoing
How language mixes contribute to effective bilingualism and biliteracy in SingaporeOngoing
Developing a Translating Educational Clearinghouse for the Differentiated Instruction of Diverse LearnersOngoing
Promoting Effective Biliteracy in Early Childhood: A Systematic Screening and Training Programme for Balanced Bilingual DevelopmentOngoing
Metabolomics platform development for biomarker detection in mindset learningCompleted
Training Brain Literacy in TeachersCompleted
Translating Educational Neuroscience in the Schools: A Multi-Tier Service Delivery Model That Meets All Children's NeedsCompleted
Driven to distraction: the role of inhibitory abilities on academic performanceCompleted
Caregiver interactions and perceptual learning in language acquisitionCompleted
Pedagogical interventionCompleted
Pedagogy and LearningCompleted

INNOVATIONS IN LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning; Learning Analytics and E-Learning


Understanding and Promoting Networked Learning in the Workplace: A Learning Analytics ApproachOngoing
Technologies for 21st Century Learning and EducationOngoing
Mobile Education Networked Tutoring on Request (MENTOR)Ongoing
Mentor – A peer tutoring app for NTU studentsCompleted
De-identified student data platform for longitudinal learning researchCompleted 
Using automated essay scoring and feedback systems for the development of ethical reasoningCompleted
Assessing student learning competencies with e-learning platforms via data analyticsCompleted
Developing a Computational Framework for Modelling Student Engagement in NTU's Team-Based Learning EcosystemCompleted
Scaffolding the flip: Developing an activity support system for instructors of flipped classroom coursesCompleted
NTU TEL Programme EvaluationCompleted



An Investigation of Pedagogical Approaches in the Acquisition of Language for Low-Waged, Low-Skilled Adult Learners of EnglishCompleted
Socio-materials that matter for traversing the boundaries of school and workOngoing
Workplace learning in disruptive innovators: A knowledge management perspectiveOngoing
Preparing PSEI learners for changing working livesOngoing
Orchestration of Microlearning to Support Singapore’s Workforce in their Lifelong Learning Journey: Learner, Design and PerformanceCompleted
Improving Science Instruction through Teacher Noticing and Reflective DialoguesOngoing
Creating a Corpus Data Bank (CDB) in Tamil to investigate the Impact of Standard Spoken Tamil (SST) and to provide pedagogical guidance to Tamil Teachers on Standard Spoken Tamil in SingaporeOngoing
Development and validation of a Work-Readiness Assessment Inventory (WRAI)Ongoing
Evaluating students’ perceptions of learning environments and ways of learningCompleted
Developing Intercultural Competent Exchange Students (DICES): Pilot study on inculcating 21st century skills for lifelong learningCompleted
Utilization of informal learning spaces in NTUCompleted
Complexity as an anchor for the development of interdisciplinary reasoning in the sciencesCompleted
Enhancing character and civic-mindedness opportunities for student growth (ECCO-SG)Completed
Peer assessment of field books for improving observational skills and reflective reasoningCompleted
Social-psychological interventions for empathy and leadership ability development in business studentsCompleted