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Research Projects

National Institute of Education
Early Childhood and Special Needs Education
Research Projects

(1) Funded

Year

Project Title

Investigator/ Collaborator

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Arts for Students and Teachers (ARTS)

PI: Prof Daivd Hung Wei Loong

Co-PIs:

  1. Dr Tan Liang See
  2. Dr Letchmi Devi
  3. Asst Prof Rhoda Myra Garces Bacsal
  4. Lum Chee Hoo

Collaborator :

  1. Dr Libby Cohen

 2010 to 2012

Childcare Staff’s & Parents’ beliefs about quality care for Infants & Toddlers in Singapore

PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

 2010 to 2012

Implementing an Online Research-Based Intervention (BAIP) to Promote Mathematics Learning of Students With and Without Special Needs

 PI: Asst Prof Yang Chien Hui

Co-PI: Dr Pamela Sharpe

 

 2010 to 2011

A Study of Current Practices Employed in the Care and Education of Children Aged 0 to 3 in Singapore

 PI: Dr Pamela Sharpe

Co-PI: 

  1. Asst Prof Sirene Lim
  2. Asst Prof Yang Chien Hui

2009 to 2012

Identifying Teachers', Students' and Parents' perceptions on current & alternative Assessments in P1 & P2 classrooms in Singapore

PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

Co-PIs:

  1. Dr Mercy Karuniah Jesuvadian
  2. Dr Tay-Lim Kim Hoon Joanna

 2009 to 2012

Identifying Teachers’, Students’ and Parents’ perceptions on current & alternative Assessments in K1 & K2 classrooms in Singapore

 PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

2009 to 2011

Arts Research on Teachers and Students (ARTS): Pedagogies and Practices

PI: Dr Libby Cohen

Co-PI: Dr Tan Liang See

Collaborator: Asst Prof Rhoda Myra Garces Bacsal

2009 to 2011

Teaching Diverse Learners: Conceptualisations and Pedagogies of Preschool Teachers

PI: Asst Prof Sirene Lim

Co-PI: Lum Chee Hoo

Mar 2009 to Jun 2010

Exploring the Emerging Identities of Special Needs Officers in Singapore Primary and Secondary Schools

PI: Asst Prof Sirene Lim  

Co-PIs:

  1. Assoc Prof Wong Meng Ee
  2. Dr Libby Cohen

Oct 2008 to Nov 2011

A Development Project for the Scoping of the Singapore Early Years Longitudinal Study

 

PI: Prof Susan Wright

Co-PIs:

  1. Asst Prof Sirene Lim
  2. Dr Tan Liang See
  3. Asst Prof Yang Chien Hui
  4. Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon
  5. Assoc Prof Audrey Lim

2008 to 2011

Using Embedded Technology Support
(i-Cube) for Children’s Conceptual Development through Play

PI: Assoc Prof Goh Wooi Boon

Co-PIs:

  1. Dr Libby Cohen
  2. Assoc Prof Ian McLoughlin
  3. Asst Prof Tan Su Lim
  4. Prof Susan Wright

2008 to 2010

Early Intervention of Malay Preschool Teachers in Promoting Children's Mathematics Learning

PI: Dr Pamela Sharpe

Co-PI:

  1. Asst Prof Sirene Lim
  2. Prof Susan Wright

2008 to 2009

What constitutes Quality Assurance? Understanding Teacher Knowledge and Practice in Two Preschool

PI: Asst Prof Li Yuen Ling

Co-PI: Assoc Prof Audrey Lim

2008 to 2009

What makes preschool improvement? Exploring the assumptions and potentials of school support incentives on teacher development in Hong Kong

PI: Assoc Prof Li Yuen Ling

Co-PI: Assoc Prof Audrey Lim

2008 to 2009

Transition planning for Students with Mild Intellectual Disability

Assoc Prof Levan Lim

2008 to 2009

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders Attending Special Schools in Singapore: Functional Skills, Behavioural Changes and Parental Aspirations

PI: Assoc Prof  Kenneth Poon

2008

Early Intervention of Malay Preschool Teachers in Promoting Children’s Mathematics Learning

PI: Dr Pamela Sharpe

Co-PI:

  1. Prof Susan Wright
  2. Asst Prof Sirene Lim

2007 to 2009

Enhancing Education in Environmental Awareness: A Game-Based Approach to Ambient Learning

PI: Asst Prof Vivian Chen

Co-PI: Asst Prof Tzuo Pei Wen

2007 to 2009

Beginning and Experienced Teachers’s Professional Competence: Their Perspectives of the Importance of Training and Workplace Support

PI: Asst Prof Tzuo Pei Wen

2007 to 2009

Reconceptualising teaching and learning in P1-P2 classrooms through Action Research: Exploring the successes and challenges of engaging young minds

PI: Asst Prof Tzuo Pei Wen

2007 to 2008

Explorations in Disability

 

Co-PIs:

  1. Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon
  2. Assoc Prof Levan Lim
  3. Dr Thana Thaver

2007 to 2008

Nurturing Children to Continuous Learners: The Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers/Teachers

PI: Asst Prof Li Jen-Yi

2007 to 2008

A Study on the Implementation of “Strategies for Effective and Engaged Development” (SEED) Initiative:  Pilot and Development of Large Scale Grant Proposal

PI:

  1. Dr Mary Dixon
  2. Dr Madonna Stinson

Co-PI: Prof Susan Wright

2006 to 2010

A Study on Beliefs about Teaching and Learning and knowledge Acquisition

PI:

  1. Prof Philip Moore
  2. Assoc Prof May Cheng

Co-PIs:

  1. Assoc Prof Audrey Lim
  2. Assoc Prof Li Yuen Ling
  3. Asst Prof Lai Po Yin
  4. Tang Yee Fan, Sylvia
  5. Asst Prof Wong Kit Yi, Angel

2006 to 2009

Trajectories of Childhood Antisocial Behaviour: A New Model and Prevention Program for the Early Onset Life Course Persistent Offender

PIs:

  1. Prof Stephen Houghton
  2. Assoc Prof Annemaree Carroll
  3. Dr Sarah Hopkins

Co-PI: Dr Tan Soo Ching Carol

Sep 2006 to Mar 2009

Improving Life Chances and Social Mobility Through Language Proficiency Provision in Early Childhood Education In Hong Kong: Meeting the Challenges of the Language Education Policy’

PI:

  1. Assoc Prof Audrey Lim
  2. Assoc Prof Sam Leung

Co-PI: Assoc Prof Li Yuen Ling

2006

Transition From School to Audit Life Model for Singapore Youth With Disabilities.

PI: Assoc Prof Levan Lim

2006 to 2009

Coping with Diverse Abilities in Mainstream Classrooms

PI: Assoc Prof Levan Lim

Co-PI:  Dr Thana Thaver

2005 to 2006

Identifying the care-giving practices and training needs of Child Care Workers working with infant and toddlers in child care centres

PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

2005

EdRF Project: Cross-Cultural Studies in Gifted Education

 

PI: Prof Mary Anne Heng

Collaborator:
Mdm Linda Marie Wong

2004 to 2006

Teachers’ beliefs and practices in early childhood education programs in Singapore

PI: Donna Berthelsen

Co-PI:

  1. Joanne Brownlee
  2. Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

2004 to 2006

Nurturing Innovation in Primary One Classrooms through Early Childhood Philosophies and Practices

PI: Prof Susan Wright 

Co-PI: Asst Prof Linda Gan

2003 to 2007

Creativity:  Representational Practices in Arts Domains

PI: Prof Susan Wright

Co-PI: Prof John Matthews

2003 to 2007

Tracing the development of Singaporean Pre-schoolers Fundamental Motor Skills-Longitudinal Study

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2002 to 2004

An Investigation Into the Identification of Academic Potential Among Economically Disadvantaged Children in Primary School in Singapore

PI: Assoc Prof Mary Anne Heng

Collaborators:  

  1. Dr Thana Thaver
  2. A/P Quah May Ling
  3. Prof James Borland
2014 to 2018 Singapore Kindergarten Impact Project Co-PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2013 to 2015 Early Bilingual Experience and English Literacy Acquisition: An Approach to Phonics Instruction Collaborators: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2013 to 2013 Voices of Children: Childhood and Early Childhood PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2012 to 2013 Computer Habits and Behaviours among K1 and K2 Children in Singapore PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2009 to 2010 Developing Baseline Data About Existing Assessment Practices in Liteacy and Numeracy in P1 & P2 Classrooms PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2010 to 2011 Developing Baseline Data About Existing Assessment Practices in Liteacy and Numeracy in K1 & K2 Classrooms PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2013 to 2014 Classroom Management and Well-being of Children

PI: Dr JoannaTay-Lim

Co-PI: Assoc Prof Levan Lim

2013 to 2014 Building Positive Teacher-Parent and Community Partnership

PI: Asst Prof Zachary M Walker

Collaborator: Dr Mercy Michael

2013 to 2014
Teacher Use of Technology to Engage All Learners

PI: Asst Prof Zachary M Walker

2014 to 2015 Team-Based Learning in SPED Teacher Preparation

PI: Asst Prof Zachary M Walker

2012 to 2014
Identifying Computer Habits and Behaviours among Children (K1 & K2) in Singapore
PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
 2011 to 2013
Childcare Staff's and Parents' Beliefs about Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers in centre-based programs in Singapore
PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah
2009 to 2012
Developing Baseline Data About Existing Assessment Practices in Literacy and Numeracy in P1/P2 Classrooms
PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah

 

(2) Unfunded

Year

Project Title

Investigator/ Collaborator

2009 to 2010

Affective and Interpersonal Behaviours in Children and Adolescents

PI: Prof Stephen Houghton

Co-PI: Dr Carol Tan Soo Ching

2009 to 2010 Confirming aggression profiles in children and adolescents with the Child and Adolescent Scale of Aggression

PI: Prof Stephen Houghton

Co-PI: Dr Carol Tan Soo Ching

Aug 2008 to present

Teachers and Parents Perspectives on Home Visits: Special Education Experience

PI: Assoc Prof Wong Meng Ee

Collaborator: Doreen Wong

2008 to 2009

Identity Co-construction Through Robotic Puppetry: An Exploratory Study

PI: Asst Prof Tzuo Pei Wen

2008 to 2009 Development of Special Needs Officers

PI: Asst Prof Sirene Lim May Yin

Co-PI:

  1. Dr Libby Cohen
  2. Assoc Prof Wong Meng Ee 

2008

Teachers’ Assessment and Teaching Practices

PI: Dr Libby Cohen

 

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon

2008

Using Technology to Promote Universal Design of Education

PI: Dr Libby Cohen

2008

Gifted Education: Teachers and Students

 

Collaborators:

  1. Dr Libby Cohen
  2. Asst Prof Tan Liang See
  3. Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon

2008

Love and Disability

 

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2008

Using the TGMD-2 to assess Gross Motor skills of Children with Hearing Impairment-Collaboration with Special School Teachers

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2008

Teacher’s Partnership with Universities in Action Research: Realizing a Dream in Special Education in Singapore

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2007 to 2008

Promoting Primary Teacher’s Use of Teaching in Science

PI: Asst Prof Li Jen-Yi

Co-PI: Asst Prof Tzuo Pei Wen

2007

Teacher Education Study Team (with Learning Science, member)

PI : Asst Prof Li Jen-Yi

2006 to 2009

Support for Special Needs in Primary and Secondary Schools: An Investigation Based on Teacher Report

 

PI: Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon

2006 to 2009

Incidence of Students With Special Needs in Primary and Secondary Schools: School Reported Figures

PI: Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon

2004

Integrating Children with Special Needs – Pre-school Teacher’s Feelings about integration

 

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2003

Kindergarten Teacher’s Views About the Importance of Preschooler’s Participation in Sports in Singapore

 

PI: Assoc Prof Karen Nonis

2001 to 2004

Identifying the Training Needs for Multicultural Education of Preschool Teachers

 PI: Dr Nirmala Karuppiah