ICT0332 – Defining, Assessing, and Enhancing Psychosocial

  • Research has consistently demonstrated the critical role that psychosocial (noncognitive, socio-emotional, twenty-first century) skills play in student academic achievement, retention, sense of well-being, and general life functioning. Researchers have attempted to identify factors that are important for scholastic success and other meaningful educational outcomes, often with inconsistent results. Part of the reason for such inconsistency may be attributed to research inquiries coming from different domains of study and using disparate terminology to label relevant student-level factors (i.e., the “jingle–jangle fallacy”). During this seminar we will review several taxonomies of psychosocial skills, providing definitions, and discussing specific approaches to assessment and measurement of these skills. Potential avenues for interventions will also be reviewed, and examples of approaches to improve these variables will be presented.

  • At the end of this workshop, participants will understand:

    1. What are psychosocial skills and which of these characteristics have been linked to improved academic performance?
    2. Which psychosocial skills have been viewed as important outcomes of education, not just predictors of academic success?
    3. What are the existing methods of assessment and measurement of psychosocial skills?
    4. How can psychosocial skills be improved and cultivated?
    1. Review several taxonomies of psychosocial skills
    2. Discuss specific approaches to assessment and measurement of these skills
    3. Review potential avenues for interventions and examples of approaches
  • All Teachers

  • NIL
  • Date : 13 April 2018
    Time : 2.00pm to 5.00pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education, Blk 7, Level 1, TR714 (NIE7-01-TR714)

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • $33.10 for MOE participants and $241.75 for non-MOE participants (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee).
  • 16 March 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616 )
    Attn: Ms Nadia Kamal


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

  • Ms Nadia Kamal
    Tel: 6790 3787
    (for enquiries on course administration)