Developing Innovative Learning Designs and Alternative Assessments

LSI seeks to expand and enhance the niche area of learning sciences and ICT integration to explore, reflect on and advance the educational goals of preparing learners to be future-ready. LSI research will develop innovative learning designs, and alternative assessments through design-based research, and in the process, develop theories to guide practice. Factors that will be studied include learning processes and in-situ learning, social-cultural contexts, addressing the linkages between theory and practice through mediations by design. LSI will leverage on inter-disciplinary synergies for a more holistic science of learning perspectives.

LSI research will address the challenge of providing multiple pathways for students in schools and out of school that address their personalised needs and learner growth. It will harness the new opportunities for gathering multiple streams of data (with different modalities and granularity) to assess and facilitate learning trajectories. In doing more applied translation of learning sciences to classroom practices, LSI will continue to study deepening and sustaining learning interventions by doing extended-time design-based research, case studies, system-level analysis and meta-analyses.

Research Questions We Seek to Solve

How to Design:

Innovations that support deep learning via student-generated ideas and/or artefacts and student-centered learning cultures?

For new literacies such as new media literacies, design thinking and computational thinking in the schools?

For synergies with informal learning and learning across the lifespan?

For and impact on 21st Century competencies, values and dispositions for future learning, and to design new forms of assessments that are appropriate for future-ready learners?

Programmatic Lines of Inquiry

  1. Harnessing formative assessment with learning analytics and visualisation to guide teachers' instructional practices, orchestration and noticing in learning in different learning spaces.

  2. Implementing learning interventions at critical transitional stages throughout the schooling life span, leading towards life-long learning.

  3. Implementing tasks and assessments that encourage multiple perspectives and experiences and implementing interest-based learning across formal and informal contexts, leading towards life-wide learning.

  4. Preparing students to be designers, innovators, problem-solvers and entrepreneurs to support Singapore's Smart Nation Initiative.
CRPP Learning Sciences

Current Projects

Fostering science teachers' language awareness: Exploring impacts on teachers; oral interactions with students to support science writing

Enhancing mathematics curriculum through Team-Based Learning

Researching and developing pedagogies using unplugged and computational thinking approaches for teaching computing in the schools

Faculty

Teo Chew Lee

Dr Teo Chew Lee

National Institute of Education

Dr Teo Chew Lee is a Senior Research Scientist and Programme Director of the Learning Sciences and Innovation Research Programme at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at the Office of Education Research, National Institute of Edu ...

Appointments:
Deputy Centre Director, Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research Deputy Centre Director, Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice, National Institute of Education

Keywords: Education | Science of Learning

Lim Yang Teck Kenneth

Dr Lim Yang Teck Kenneth

National Institute of Education

Kenneth Y T Lim operates at the intersection of neuroergonomics, the learning sciences, and cognitive psychology. Most recently, he co-authored with his students 'Beyond the Geography Discipline: Applying the Powerful Geography Approach in a C ...

Appointments:
Senior Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research

Keywords: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence | Climate and Environment | Curriculum Design and Assessment | Education and Pedagogy | Hardware and Embedded Systems | Internet of Things | Neuroscience | Psychology | Science of Learning | Teacher Education

Seow Sen Kee, Peter

Dr Seow Sen Kee, Peter

National Institute of Education

Peter Seow is a Lecturer/Research Scientist in the Office of Education Research in NIE. With his computer science background, he has been studying how students can develop Computational Thinking competencies though physical computing such as t ...

Appointments:
Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research

Keywords: Education | Science of Learning

Lee Vwen Yen Alwyn

Dr Lee Vwen Yen Alwyn

National Institute of Education

Dr Lee has led research and development teams in education and industrial projects. His main research and teaching interests are in Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Knowledge Building, Learning Analytics, Technology-Enabled Assessment, In ...

Appointments:
Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research

Keywords: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence | Curriculum Design and Assessment | Education and Pedagogy | Internet of Things

Katherine Guangji Yuan

Dr Katherine Guangji Yuan

National Institute of Education

Katherine Guangji Yuan is a Lecturer (Research Scientist) in Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education.

Appointments:
Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research

Keywords: Education

Wong Lung Hsiang

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang

National Institute of Education

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang is a Senior Education Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and P ...

Appointments:
Senior Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research

Keywords: Education