Scaling and Translation

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
    • Looi, 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.
    • Looi, 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, 222–236. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2013.10.006.
    • Looi, 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.
    • Looi, 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
    • Wu, 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
    • Hung, 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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