Knowledge Management

Description of Task Force

Knowledge management focuses on the synthesis and integration of existing findings to enable meta-analyses of past research in order to develop overarching frameworks which will serve as a foundation for professional education practice, as well a blueprint to guide future research in the area. As NIE's research grows, there is an increasing need to develop tools and methodologies in order to examine the body of research generated by the ERFP.

The KM task force leverages the efforts of the various ER 3.0 task forces, many of which are in the process of developing such meta-level understandings of research done thus far through studying and synthesising the international literature and NIE research findings. In addition, the KM task force is developing its capacity to develop skills and technologies to enable the team to data-mine information in a more automated way. Nascent efforts in this respect have gone towards developing a means of consolidating research publications into a searchable corpus. Such efforts will go towards the eventual development of a Knowledge Management System within NIE that is designed to facilitate the identification, synthesis and management of knowledge generated from NIE research projects, with the possibility of extending the system to cover tacit knowledge of researchers and research support staff which are difficult to codify. Thus, knowledge management (along with translation and scaling) aims to help individuals and organisations to become more effective at learning and innovating than they have been in the past. Ultimately, the goal is the pursuit of breakthroughs in educational knowledge through the synthesis and integration of multi- and inter-disciplinary knowledge and findings, to better understand the learning and teaching processes in the local and international context, which in turn will act as enablers to achieve a systemic impact on Singapore Education System.

List of team members:

  1. A/P Lubna Alsagoff (Research Convenor, Programme Leader)
  2. Dr Chiam Ching Leen (Research Coordinator)
  3. Prof Lee Wing On
  4. Dr David Huang
  5. Dr Jennifer Tan (Co-convenor)
  6. Mr Paul Chua Meng Huat

List of team members' publications related to the research theme:

  • Lubna Alsagoff
    • Anthony, S., & Alsagoff, L. (2013). 21st century research needs 21st century research management practices knowledge management in education research. Paper presented at Australasian Research Management Society Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Chiam Ching Leen
    • Chiam, C. L. (2004). Demystifying knowledge management in educational institutions. Paper presented at the Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference, Singapore.
    • Chiam, C.L. (2006). Future of knowledge management in higher education research in Singapore. In P. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.), Exploiting the knowledge economy: Issues, APPLICATIONS, CASE STUDIES. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
    • Chiam, C. L. (2006). Knowledge sharing in public post-secondary educational institutions. Paper presented at The Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations held in Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy.
    • Chiam, C. L. (2009). Knowledge sharing in Singapore’s public post-secondary educational institutions. BiblioAsia, 5(1), 4–9.
    • Chiam, C. L. (2011). Making sense of knowledge work: cases from three postsecondary institutions in Singapore. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10497/4722.
    • Chiam, C. L., Bopry, J., & Hedberg, J. (2005). Knowledge sharing: a needed agenda for innovation in curriculum development and curriculum practice. Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Research, Policy & Practice. NIE, NTU, Singapore.
    • Chiam, C. L., Hedberg, J., & Freebody, P. (2006). Teachers’ and students’ accounts of knowledge sharing in educational institutions. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 4.
    • Chiam, C. L., Teh, L. W., & Lee, W. O. (2012). Knowledge management programmatic proposal. Unpublished manuscript, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
    • Chiam, C. L., & Teo, C. L. (2004). Reconceptualising Knowledge Management (KM) in and for KM: applying KM to the study of educational institutions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technology (ICET) 2004, Suntec City Convention Hall, Singapore.
    • Chiam, C. L., Hedberg, J., & Freebody, P. (2004). Impediments to knowledge sharing in public educational institutions: Tuning in to teachers and students voices on concerns about knowledge sharing. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 2.
    • Taylor, P. G., & Chiam, C. L. (2011). Theories and epistemic positions-Universal, personal and cultural possibilities. In A. Örtenblad, I. A. Bajunid, M. Babur, & R.Kumari, (Eds.), Are theories universal? Questioning the underlying assumption (pp. 7–17), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Yayasan Ilmuwan.
    • Teo, C. L. & Chiam, C. L. (2004). Fostering knowledge building among low achievers through technologies: a perspective from Singapore. Teaching and Learning, 25(1), 89–102.
  • David Huang
    • Huang, J. S., & Tan, J. P.-L. (2013, September). Using social network analysis to support intelligent management of institutional research. Paper presented at Australasian Research Management Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Jennifer Tan Pei-Ling
    • Huang, J. S., & Tan, J. P.-L. (2013, September). Using social network analysis to support intelligent management of institutional research. Paper presented at Australasian Research Management Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

List of projects from this research group: