One of four prestigious Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC)-industry joint awards has been conferred to NIE's Associate Professor Yan Yaw Kai of the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group.
Talk about the popularity of Social Media Tools is rife and so it is most relevant that two intrepid researchers at NIE's Learning Sciences and Technologies (LST) should have a case study that revealed the effects of how writing in an online personal journal (also known as "Blogging") could very well help children enhance their writing capabilities and analytical skills.
A total of 238 students from twelve classes and four teachers participated in a collaborative school-based intervention project which was conducted in 2010 between Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) and NIE's Motivation in Educational Research Laboratory (MERL). The aim of the project was to help teachers enhance the motivation and self-regulation strategies of their students.
In April, Professor Looi Chee Kit and Assistant Professor So Hyo-Jeong addressed a diverse audience during a study trip to SRI International and the University of California's (Berkeley) Lawrence Hall of Science.
NIE's Professor Michael Chia from Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group garners a prize-worthy nod for developing PRIDE for PLAY™, a school-based intervention programme, which allows primary schools to capitalise on children's innate proclivity for play on a daily basis.