NIE to set up new research centre to explore new teaching methods

NIE to set up new research centre to explore new teaching methods

Date
Monday, 30 May 2011

Media Type
Channel NewsAsia online

The National Institute of Education will set up a research centre to see how the best teaching practices can be expanded to more schools.This is in line with the Government's efforts to implement new curricula and pedagogies.

It was announced at the fourth international teaching conference, "Redesigning Pedagogy" on Monday.

The centre will work with various industry partners to set up a national test bed for education and explore new teaching methods.

It will be called the Centre for Scaling, Translation and Commercialisation.

Professor Lee Wing On, Dean of Education Research, National Institute of Education, said: "Part of the major innovative approaches we are trying to achieve is how to encourage students to talk in the classroom, rather than listening to the talking of the teachers.

"This one example can be spread to other subjects is something that this translation centre is going to do - adapting for other subjects, adapting for more topics, adapting for more levels."

Source: Channel NewsAsia online, sph