IHS6033 - Action Research for Social Studies Teachers

  • This course seeks to encourage critical and systematic inquiry and collaboration amongst social studies practitioners through action research. It aims to bring about reflective practice and professional learning anchored on a commitment to improve one’s teaching practice. This course will focus on the work of scholars in the fields of action research and social studies, examining the key concepts of action research and its theoretical underpinnings, as well as its current status and relevant research methods. Participants will plan and conduct an action research project situated in their own teaching practice and through it, reflect upon issues of national education, values and citizenship education

  • At the end of the course, course participants will:

    • be able to apply their understanding of action research to investigate an issue or problem arising from their classroom practices
    • Develop further to be reflective practitioners
  • This course will cover the following:

    • Research and Action Research
    • Understanding the Teaching Context
    • Finding the Action Research Focus
    • Community of Teacher-Learners
    • Planning Action Research
    • The Challenge of Data Collection and Analysis
    • Action Research Report 

  • All Humanities / Interested Teachers
  • A basic university degree
  • Date : 4 June to 15 June 2018
    Time : 9am to 5pm
    Venue : TBA

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

    • MOE Participants - $557.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $4147.00 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
    Please note that participants will be charged upon registration and no refund will be given for absentees.
  • 03 May 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:
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Mr Ong Zhi Xian


    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.