Mobile learning research continues to gain momentum at NIE's Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) after gaining yet more accolades in international academia.
An inaugural lecture was held on 13 January 2012 to celebrate the launch of the Doctor in Education (EdD) programme by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University.
Dr Chen Wenli, an Assistant Professor with Learning Sciences and Technology Academic Group and the Learning Sciences Lab, was presented the prestigious "Young Researcher Leader Award" by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) on 30 November 2011.
Professor Clive Dimmock was Routledge's Education Author of the Month in January 2012. Routledge dedicated a page on their website (www.routledge.com) to showcase his academic career and publishing achievements.
Skilled workers are the foundation for a country's growth, but better skills do not automatically translate into better economic and social outcomes. According to Professor Andreas Schleicher, education systems need to anticipate the changing demand for skills in order to successfully convert skills into jobs and growth.
On 16 December 2011, NIE's Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) successfully convened a symposium that gathered about 100 researchers and practitioners from various institutions in Singapore on the topic of "Becoming Biliterate in Singapore".
On 16 November 2011, about 300 participants, consisting of primary school Math teachers, MOE personnel and NIE staff convened at the National Institute of Education to hear the findings of the project "An Exploratory Study on Low Attainers in Primary Mathematics" by Professor Berinderjeet Kaur and Dr Koay Phong Lee from the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group.