Dr Kenneth Y T Lim shares about SORBET project with the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Dr Kenneth Y T Lim shares about SORBET project with the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Dr Kenneth Y T Lim, Research Scientist at the Office of Education Research, and his team have a strong record of collaboration with teachers and school leaders on a number of scalable interventions grounded in the Learning Sciences.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Lim and his team have designed an approach to blended learning which they call the Socially Responsible Behaviour through Embodied Thinking (SORBET) Project. While several educational innovations have been suggested as a result of the disruption caused by the pandemic, Dr Lim’s SORBET approach is unique in that it seeks to help students use their emerging understandings of COVID-19 and its consequences on social interactions, to connect with learning points from the formal curriculum.

For example, through the SORBET Project, Mathematics teachers in secondary schools in Singapore have been helping students understand the diffusion of disease within a community, and the mathematical concepts of probability and statistics. Read more here: Safe Distancing through Mathematics: the SORBET Project.

On 14 October 2020, Dr Lim was invited to share more about the project during a webinar hosted by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). The APSCE was formed in 2004 as an independent academic society whose broad objective is to promote the conduct and communication of scientific research related to all aspects of the use of computers in education, especially within the Asia-Pacific region through activities such as the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) conference series.

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Ahmed (member of Dr Lim's SORBET Project team) giving a demonstration of the project at APSCE

Dr Lim’s webinar on the SORBET project will be credited in the proceedings arising from ICCE 2020, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.