Description of Task Force
This research area aims to undertake sustainable scaling and translation work as well as to examine the processes of scaling and translation of innovations in education. It studies the design, enactment and scale-up of interventions in various situations that provide compelling evidence of what works and what does not, and documents the benefits and trade-offs of balancing fidelity of implementation with adaptation to dynamic local contexts. It also studies critical aspects of implementation of sustainable innovations in schools such as professional development, leadership support, dissemination mechanisms, communities of practice, top-down planning and bottom-up organic growth processes.
List of team members:
List of team members' publications related to the research theme:
- Looi Chee Kit
C. K. (2013). Sustained Innovation in Classroom Practices: The Role of
Educational Researchers as Meso-Level Actors. In Academic Committee of Beijing
Forum (Ed.), Selected papers from Beijing
Forum 2011: The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All (pp. 130–148).
Beijing, PRC: Peking University Press.
C.K., Sun, D., Seow, P., & Chia, G. (2014), Enacting a technology-based
science curriculum across a grade level: The journey of teachers' appropriation.
Journal of Computers and Education, 71,
C. K., & Xie, W. (2014). Sustaining and scaling research-based ICT in
education innovations in Singapore. In R. Huang, J. Price & Kinshuk (Eds.),
Emerging global trends in the use of ICT
in education. Beijing, PRC: Springer.
C. K., & Wong, L. H. (2014). Implementing mobile learning curricula in Singapore
Schools: A programme of research from innovation to scaling. Educational Technology & Society.
- Wu Longkai
L., & Looi, C. K. (in press). Scalable seedship: An intra-, inter-, and
iterative scaling progression from one school to a few schools. In C. K. Looi
(Ed.), Sustaining and Scaling Educational
Innovations (pp. 120–138). Singapore: Springer.
- Teo Beng Chong
D., Tan, S. C., Chong, D., Wong, P., Cheah, H. M., Tan, H. C., & Teo, B. C.
(2003). Projecting ICT developments in teaching and learning for the near
future: Restructuring the landscape of teaching and learning interactions. Teaching and Learning, 24(1), 97–104.
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