In response to a rapidly changing world driven by technology, increasing interconnectedness, and environmental forces, the Institute for Pedagogical Innovation, Research & Excellence (InsPIRE) was set up as part of the NTU 2025 Education Strategy to better prepare students for success in their lives and livelihoods - via development of attributes embodied by the 3C’s: Character, Competence and Cognitive Agility.Thriving in today’s educational climate not only requires mastering content knowledge; students must also be proficient in critical thinking, communication, teamwork, creativity, and have an interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world challenges. To create an authentic learning environment to cultivate these skills requires constant evaluation, adaptation, and innovation of educational strategies, which is what this new institute aims to achieve.
InsPIRE Organisation Chart
InsPIRE will integrate the following NTU’s centres and offices, leveraging the strengths and expertise of professors and researchers across the University and build stronger synergies across pedagogy, technology, research and scholarship on teaching and learning.
The Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Pedagogy (CTLP)
CTLP offers faculty development, training, and support to promote teaching excellence and innovation to enhance student engagement and learning.
The Interdisciplinary Collaborative Courses (ICC) Office
The ICC Office oversees new curricula focusing on key transferable skills and global challenges using interdisciplinary approaches to learning.
The Experiential & Collaborative Learning (ECL) Office
The ECL Office facilitates holistic development by offering experiential and collaborative opportunities that closely mirror the future of work.
To keep our educational strategies current and relevant, InsPIRE will also work closely with NTU alumni, industries and with education research entities in NTU including National Institute for Education (NIE), Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE) and education services including Learning Technologies and Digital Media (LTDM) from Center for IT Services and Student Administration and Services Department (SASD).