NIE Staff Development Day 2018: A Future-ready NIE

NIE Staff Development Day 2018: A Future-ready NIE

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

NIE held its annual Staff Development Day (SDD) on 1 October 2018. The theme of this year’s SDD is A Future-ready NIE.   


Audience listening to Prof Christine Goh

Prof Christine Goh giving her opening remarks

The event began with Director of NIE, Prof Christine Goh’s address to the staff community, where she highlighted the importance of NIE faculty, research and Management and Service Officers in the institution’s strategic vision of a ‘Future-ready NIE’. She also encouraged staff to take up learning opportunities available to them and participate in discussions about the future of teaching, learning and research in NIE.

SDD activities commenced after Prof Goh’s address, with concurrent sessions themed on leadership, research as well as teaching and learning. The concurrent sessions’ titles and speakers are as follows:

Session 1: Inspiring Learning, Transforming Teaching, Advancing Research

  • Ready for the Future? by Dr Low Guat Tin

Dr Low Guat Tin speaking at session 1

Session 2: Inspiring Learning, Transforming Teaching [moderated by Dr Tay Hui Yong (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group)]

  • Flipped Learning in the Chemistry Lab by A/P Yan Yaw Kai (Assoc Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs)
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality Technology Enhanced Learning by A/P Cai Yiyu (School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU), Asst/P Chen Zhong (Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (NSSE AG)) and Dr Teo Yong Chua (NSSE AG)

Dr Tay Hui Yong introducing session 2

A/P Yan Yaw Kai speaking at session 2 

A/P Cai Yiyu speaking at session 2

Asst/P Chen Zhong speaking at session 2

Session 3: Advancing Research [moderated by Dr Dennis Kwek (Assoc Dean, Strategic Engagement, OER]

  • Ethical Research: Beyond the IRB by A/P Rita Silver (NIE Research Integrity Officer and Assoc Dean, Research Design and Integrity, OER)
  • The Future of Research by Dr Adrian Kuah, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

A/P Rita Silver and Dr Adrian Kuah at session 3

The day concluded with refreshments served from Toast Box and a traditional ice cream cart, which staff enjoyed very much.


Refreshments from Toast Box and a traditional ice cream cart were served after the concurrent sessions

NIE staff enjoying refreshments

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