LSL Participates in the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS)

LSL Participates in the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS)

Friday, 22 July 2016

The 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016 was held in Asia for the first time, and the Learning Sciences Lab of the OER is proud to co-host it with the Learning Sciences and Technologies (LST) Academic Group and the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE) of NTU. Held between 20 – 24 June at NIE, the conference is a prestigious international event organized biennially by the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).  It provided an excellent opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in all aspects of the learning sciences field from many different countries to share and discuss new ideas and findings. 

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From top, clockwise: Guest-of-Honor Ms Low Yen Ling (Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry Mayor, South West CDC); Prof Tan Oon Seng (Director of NIE); Prof Looi Chee Kiat (Head of LSL) Assoc Prof Quek Choon Lang & Prof Tan Seng Chee and Prof Tan Seng Chee & Prof Carolyn Rosé.

Research scientists from LSL actively participated in the conference as indicated below (in italics):

June 20-21 (Monday and Tuesday)

Drs Seah Lay Hoon and Rachel Lam participated in the Early Career Workshop. 

June 21 (Tuesday)

A half day Workshop entitled "How students learn in East Asian cultures and how that learning may evolve in the future" was conducted by Dr Wong Lung Hsiang, Drs Xiaoqing Gu, Chan Tak-Wai, Hajime Shirouzu, Jeong Heisawn, Charles Crook and Kong Siu Cheung.

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang presented his segment on “"Working hard" and "working smart" - How high-stakes exams shape Singapore students' conceptions of learning?”.

June 22 (Wednesday)

Dr Matthew Gaydos presented a full paper entitled “Developing a geography game for Singapore classrooms”.

Drs Rachel Lam, Wong Lung Hsiang, Matthew Gaydos, David Huang, Seah Lay Hoon, Michael Tan, Manu Kapur, Katerine Bielaczyc and William Sandoval conducted a Symposium entitled “Designing learning contexts using student-generated ideas”. (Image below)

Prof Manu Kapur speaking at the Symposium.  
Prof Manu Kapur delivering his presentation at the Symposium.

June 23 (Thursday)

Dr Michael Tan presented a short paper entitled “Embodied search processes in creative problem solving: How do people learn in makerspaces?”. (Image below)


Dr Rachel Lam and Ms Michelle Low presented a short paper entitled “Let kids solve wicked problems... why not?!”. (Image below)


Drs David Huang, Rachel Lam and Manu Kapur presented a short paper presentation entitled “Investigating analogical problem posing as the generative task in the productive failure design”.

Drs Dragan Trninic and Timothy Charoenying presented a Poster entitled “The redesign of an extensive learning environment for medical education”.