Symposium on Learning Sciences: A Dialogue on the Nexus of Learning Sciences Research and Practice

Symposium on Learning Sciences: A Dialogue on the Nexus of Learning Sciences Research and Practice

Date
Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the Office of Education Research (OER) held a symposium on Learning Sciences on 11th November 2016.

Themed “A Dialogue on the Nexus of Learning Sciences Research and Practice”, this symposium sought to raise awareness of emerging research findings and the connections between research and practice within the field of learning sciences.

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Top to bottom: Research scientists Dr Dragan Trninic, Dr Seah Lay Hoon and Dr Roberto De Roock presenting their research.

Three research scientists from LSL presented on their research in learning sciences and highlighted the relevance of their research findings to classroom practice. They were Dr Dragan Trninic, Dr Seah Lay Hoon and Dr Roberto De Roock.

Their presentation titles are as follows:

  • “A Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and Mathematics Education Research” by Dr Dragan Trninic
  • The Rationale and Conditions for Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in Science: A brief Introduction” by Dr Seah Lay Hoon
  • “Promoting Academic and Digital Literacy among “at risk” Students through Cognitively Demanding Activities” by Dr Roberto De Roock
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Top to bottom: Discussants Ast/P Choy Ban Heng, Ast/P Jennifer Yeo and Dr Victor Lim responding to each research scientist’s presentation.

Each speaker’s presentation was followed by a discussant’s response, which centered on the perspectives of educators and classroom practitioners. The discussants were Ast/P Choy Ban Heng from NIE’s Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group (MME AG), Ast/P Jennifer Yeo from NIE’s Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (NSSE AG) and Dr Victor Lim, Deputy Director, Technologies for Learning/Lead Specialist at the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Attendees having a discussion after the last discussant’s sharing.

After the sharing by the last discussant, attendees exchanged views on how research and practice inform each other within the field of learning sciences. A discussion on the themes of learning processes and design of learning environments concluded the symposium.

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Prof Looi Chee Kit (centre) together with speakers and discussants.