The Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice was established in 2002 by the National Institute of Education and funded by the Ministry of Education.
Researchers at CRPP collaborate with educators at NIE, policymakers at MOE, and teachers in Singapore’s schools to examine and improve educational practices. There are about 80-100 research projects supported each year that focus on a wide variety of issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, teachers’ professional development, and students’ characteristics.
Research at the Centre helps to inform teacher education and educational policies to help students and teachers meet the challenges of new economies, pedagogies, and technologies.
The main goals of CRPP include:
- Describe and document patterns of classroom pedagogy
- Measure the impact of pedagogical practices on student outcomes
- Design and study learning environments that use innovative technological tools and accommodate individual differences among students
- Identify effective intervention strategies that improve classroom teaching and learning
- Support evidence-based policy formulation to meet the challenges of 21st century education