IME6026/MME923 - Psychology of Learning Mathematics at the Primary Level

  • This course focuses on aspects of educational psychology for young learners of mathematics. The learning processes, cognitive development, motivation, social learning, and other facets of the learner’s journey in mathematics are explored. Central areas of research and knowledge in the psychology of learning mathematics that underpins students’ learning are also examined.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum
    • Developing and Inspiring People Towards a Shared Vision
  • The aim of this course is to discuss some of the psychological aspects of the learning of mathematics for young learners and its implications.

    The key objectives are:

    • To explore the processes of learning mathematics, particularly the cognitive and psychological challenges faced by young learners.
    • To raise awareness of multiple approaches used in research in the field of psychology of young learners’ learning of mathematics.
    1. Introduction to course and special educational needs in mathematics
    2. Social aspects of learning
    3. Cognitive aspects of learning
    4. Research in the measurement of how young learners learn
  • 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 : 15 January to 20 April 2018 (Tuesdays)
      (First lesson starts on 16 January 2018)
    Time : 6pm to 9pm (39hrs of Face-to-Face lessons, 13hrs of E-Learning)
    Venue : Academy of Singapore Teachers, 2 Malan Road, S(109433), 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.

  • 18 December 2017

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

  • E-Register

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.