IME6023/MME917 - Problem Solving and the Teaching of Problem Solving

  • Problem solving is often portrayed as a central component of school mathematics curriculum. This course covers developments in mathematical problem solving research and implementation in the local as well as international arena. It is acknowledged that implementing problem solving in the classroom is not a straightforward enterprise. Ways to actually teach problem solving despite realistic challenges are topics of discussion in this course.

    A major component of the course requires students to participate in authentic mathematical problem solving and learning how to solve problems using Pólya’s model informed further by Schoenfeld’s framework.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Mastering Self
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum
    1. To learn about directions and developments in problem solving research
    2. To learn about problem solving and the teaching of problem solving through personal experience in problem solving
    3. To learn how to implement problem solving in a school mathematics curriculum
    1. Problem solving models
    2. Research on problem solving
    3. Teaching problem solving
  • Primary, Secondary & JC Teachers

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university AND
    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and at least one year of teaching experience OR at least three years of teaching experience or other relevant working experience in education
    • Field experience in mathematics education and at least two mathematics courses at undergraduate level
  • Date : 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 & 15 June 2018
    Time : 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 June 2018 (9am – 5pm) &
      7 June 2018 (9am – 12pm)
    Venue : National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616), Exact venue to be advised

    **This course can be accredited towards the Master of Education (Mathematics) programme

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • MOE Participants - $557.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $4,174.00 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.   

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course. 

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can  make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: 
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Ms Nur Shafiqah


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

  • 30 April 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

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