NIE Working Paper Series

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The NIE Working Paper Series is intended for policymakers, school leaders and practitioners with an interest in how theoretical and empirical perspectives inform practice.

Conceptualised with a local issue at hand, each Working Paper provides a summary of current research, local and international. As such, the Working Papers provide a principled response appropriate for the Singapore context and of interest to international scholars.

All Working Papers are freely downloadable to ensure open access and wide dissemination.

For editorial enquiries, please e-mail the Editor-in-Chief Dr Lee Shu Shing at [email protected].

For production enquiries, please e-mail the Production Editor Ms Aishah Anuar at [email protected].

Series Editor: Teng Siao See

Editor-in-Chief: Lee Shu Shing

Managing Editor: A. A. Johannis

Editors: Lee Shu Shing, Tay Lee Yong, Betsy Ng, A. A. Johannis, Jose David Munez Mendez, Yang Yang, Goh Hock Huan, Deborah Chua, Vinay Kumar, Pamela Onishi, Khor Ean Teng (Karen), Katherine Guang, Andrew Pereira

 

PUBLISHED TITLES

Working Paper Series No. 24: Contexts of learning: The role of contexts and agency in education

Chua, D., & Baildon, M. (2024). Contexts of learning: The role of contexts and agency in education (NIE Working Paper Series No. 24). Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 23: An Ecological Perspective of Teacher Professional Learning: Principles, Processes and Practice

Ho, J., Lee, S.-S., & Pereira, A. (2023). An ecological perspective of teacher professional learning: Principles, processes and practice. (NIE Working Paper Series No. 23). Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education.

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Working Paper Series No. 22: Well-being of Early Childhood Educators in Singapore

Ng, E. L., Bull, R., Cumming, T., & Wong, S. (2023). Well-being of early childhood educators in Singapore. (NIE Working Paper Series No. 22). Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education.

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Working Paper Series No. 21: Gifted Learners and How to Develop Them

Teo, C. L., Aghazadeh, S., & Ho, J. (2021). Gifted learners and how to develop them (NIE Working Paper Series No. 21). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 20: Future-ready Learners: Learning, Lifework, Living and Habits of Practices

Ng, D., Wong, C. P., & Liu, S. (2020). Future-ready learners: Learning, lifework, living and habits of practices (NIE Working Paper Series No. 20). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 19: Inquiry-based Learning and its Impact on Teaching and Learning of the Humanities

Aghazadeh, S. (2021). Inquiry-based learning and its impact on teaching and learning of the Humanities (NIE Working Paper Series No. 19). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 18: Early Childhood Intervention: What We Know and Where We Are Headed 

Xie, H., Nah, Y. H., Yang, X., Sengalrayan, B. W. & Kenneth, K. P. (2021). Early childhood intervention: what we know and where are we headed (NIE Working Paper Series No. 18). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 17: A Review of Metacognition: Implications for Teaching and Learning

Tay, L. Y., Chong, S. K., Ho, C. F., & Aiyoob, T. B. (2020). A review of metacognition: implications for teaching and learning (NIE Working Paper Series No. 17). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 16: Literature Review on Adolescents' In and Out of School Literacy Practices - Global and Local Perspectives

Sun, B., & Layne, H. (2020). Literature review on adolescents' in and out of school literacy practices - global and local perspectives (NIE Working Paper Series No. 16). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 15: Blended Learning Environments to Support Teacher Professional Development Communities 

Koh, E., Ho, J., Imran, S., Seow, P., Teow, L., & Norhayati, M. (2020). Blended learning environments to support teacher professional development communities (NIE Working Paper Series No. 15). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 14: Assessment of 21st Century Skills

Aghazadeh, S. (2019). Assessment of 21st century skills (NIE Working Paper Series No. 14). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 13: Effective Education and Career Guidance Policies and Practices to Strengthen Career Decision-Making Abilities in Singapore 

Ismail, S. M. (2018). Effective education and career guidance policies and practices to strengthen career decision-making abilities in Singapore students (NIE Working Paper Series No. 13). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 12: Motivation Strategies for Academically Low-Progress Learners

Talib, N., & De Roock, R. (2018). Motivation strategies for academically low-progress learners (NIE Working Paper Series No. 12). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 11: Makerspaces in Singapore 

Tan, M. (2017). Makerspaces in Singapore: Design, making and innovation (NIE Working Paper Series No. 11). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper Series No. 10: Brain Literacy Empowers Educators to Meet Diverse Learner Needs

Walker, Z., Chen, S. H. A., Poon, K., Hale, J. B. (2017). Brain literacy empowers educators to meet diverse learner needs (NIE Working Paper Series No. 10). Singapore: National Institute of Education

This Working Paper has been published in a journal. Please refer to the following link:

Walker, Z., Hale, J. B., Chen, S. H. A., Poon, K. (2019). Brain literacy empowers educators to meet diverse learner needs, Learning: Research and Practice, 5:2, 174-188. DOI: 10.1080/23735082.2019.1674910 

Working Paper No. 9: Scaling Educational Innovations in Singapore

Lee, S. S. (2017). Scaling educational innovations in Singapore: The roles of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers (NIE Working Paper Series No. 9). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 8: Culturally Relevant Education for a Multicultural Singapore

Ho, J., Hong, H., & Gilbert, C. (2017). Culturally relevant education for a multicultural Singapore (NIE Working Paper Series No. 8). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 7: Parent Engagement in Education 

Manzon, M., Miller, R., Hong, H. & Khong, L. (2015). Parent engagement in education (NIE Working Paper Series No. 7). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 6: Professional Learning Communities: A Movement for Teacher-led Professionalism 

Lee, D., Tay, W. Y., & Hong, H. (2015). Professional learning communities: A movement for teacher-led professionalism (NIE Working Paper Series No. 6). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 5: Trends in Applied Cognitive Development 

Khng, K. H., Ang, S. Y., Bull, R., & Lee, K. (2015). Trends in applied cognitive development (NIE Working Paper Series No. 5). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 4: Bilingualism, Literacy and Reading Achievement

O'Brien, B. A., Yin, B., Li, L., Zhang, D., Chin, C. F., Zhao, S., & Vaish, V. (2014). Bilingualism, literacy and reading achievement (NIE Working Paper Series No. 4). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 3: Levelling Up Academically Low Progress Students 

Wang, L. Y., Teng, S. S., & Tan, C. S. (2014). Levelling up academically low progress students (NIE Working Paper Series No. 3). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 2: Creative and Critical Thinking in Singapore Schools 

Chiam, C. L., Hong, H., Ning, H. K. N., Tay, W. Y. (2014). Creative and critical thinking in Singapore schools (NIE Working Paper Series No. 2). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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Working Paper No. 1: Learning Sciences 

Wong, L. H., Jan, M., & Liang, R. (2014). Learning sciences (NIE Working Paper Series No. 1). Singapore: National Institute of Education

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NIE Working Paper Brief Series

Working Paper Brief Series No. 5: Developing Leadership that Matters: Transformational Leadership 

Ho, J. & Chua, P. (2023). Developing Leadership that Matters: Transformational Leadership (NIE Working Paper Brief Series No. 5). Singapore: National Institute of Education.

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Working Paper Brief Series No. 4: Leading with Authenticity

Ho, J. & Chua, P. (2022). Leading with authenticity (NIE Working Paper Brief Series No. 4). Singapore: National Institute of Education.

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