On 22 August 2023, the Office of Education Research (OER) collaborated with the Nanyang Technological University-Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (NTU-CLIC) to conduct an interactive workshop talking about brain functions and creative technology that educators can employ when designing learning environments to facilitate interactions with learners of this time and age. The hybrid session started off with a four-part presentation by:
- Dr Nastassja L. Fischer, Research Fellow in the Schools Workgroup at NTU-CLIC,
- Professor Michelle Ellefson, Professor of Cognitive Science in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge,
- Dr Teo Chew Lee, Deputy Centre Director of Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice (CRPP) and Programme Director of Learning Science and Innovation Research Programme, and
- Dr Peter Seow, Education Research Scientist and Lecturer from OER, CRPP.
Following the lecture was a question-and-answer segment, and the session saw a total of 126 attendees for both online and onsite participants. After which, the onsite participants were invited to try a hands-on activity on how to account for individual differences in learners according to their brain development, and the session ended off with an open discussion on what they experienced.
For those who missed out on the lecture, head to OER’s YouTube channel here to watch the recording.