Keynote Speech by Professor David Hung at ICLS 2016

Keynote Speech by Professor David Hung at ICLS 2016

Thursday, 08 September 2016

Associate Dean of Education Research at OER, Professor David Hung, delivered a keynote speech at the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences held at NIE from 20–24 June 2016.


Prof Hung keynote

Prof Hung’s keynote speech was titled “The Diffusion of Inquiry Based Practices in the Singapore Education System: Navigating eddies of the 21st century”.

In his speech, he suggested that traditional practices can be hybridized with new pedagogies to necessitate epistemic shifts towards valuing disciplinary content and domain-specific skills, as well as a qualitative shift towards transferable understandings and abilities of the 21st century.

Prof Hung drew upon case studies of such exemplar pedagogical innovations already implemented in Singapore schools, and highlighted the successes of innovative and inquiry-based learning which are fundamentally premised on three ways.

Watch the video below for his full speech.