Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) are collaborating on joint research projects in education that aim to translate research into pedagogy design and intelligent tools for the classroom of the future.
Leading NTU’s efforts in this partnership are its National Institute of Education (NIE) and School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE).
The MoU was signed on 1 Sep 2022 at a ceremony at NIE by Prof Louis Phee, NTU Vice President (Innovation & Entrepreneurship); Prof Christine Goh, Director of NIE; and Prof Lim Keng Hui, Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 1 Sep 2022 at a ceremony at NIE by Prof Louis Phee, NTU Vice President (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and Dean, College of Engineering; Prof Christine Goh, President’s Chair in Education (Linguistics & Language Education) and Director of NIE; and Prof Lim Keng Hui, Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR.
The collaboration brings together researchers and academics from NTU and A*STAR to work on education research through projects focusing on the science of learning in education, AI, machine learning and human-artificial cognition, with the aim to help students learn and educators teach more effectively. For example, researchers will reimagine a classroom where human instructors and AI interact to engage students better and explore how knowledge and skills can be imparted to students more effectively through the use of technology.
Researchers aim to collaborate and develop capabilities in interdisciplinary research projects and testbeds in the areas of science of learning in education and human health and potential. Building on NIE NTU’s vision to develop and grow hubs of excellence in early childhood, pedagogy, and practice, the collaboration aims to create educational practices and strategies for tomorrow’s classrooms that can contribute to teaching and learning across an individual’s entire lifetime.
NTU’s SCSE will support the effort with its interdisciplinary research excellence in education technology and AI, which includes areas such as teacher-machine 2 augmented intelligence, and interactive and personalised learning systems.