OER Hosts International Delegates from the Educational Sector

OER Hosts International Delegates from the Educational Sector

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Office of Education Research (OER) welcomed 146 international delegates hailing from several countries including Brunei, Chile, Egypt, France, Paraguay and USA to the National Institute of Education on 17 August 2016. The delegates largely comprised officers from the educational sector in their respective countries.

This visit was organized as part of Marshall Cavendish Education Global Conference held from 17 to 19 August 2016.

Focusing on the theme of 21st Century Learning, researchers from OER gave a series of presentations to the delegates. The presenters included Dr Dennis Kwek, Assistant Dean (Research Communications) of OER, and OER Research Scientists Dr Michael Tan, Dr Wu Longkai and Dr Kenneth Lim.

Their talk titles are as follow:

  • Dr Dennis Kwek – “Education Research in Singapore”
  • Dr Michael Tan – “Makerspaces in Singapore: Pedagogic Principles for Nurturing Innovativeness”
  • Dr Wu Longkai – “Informal Learning Spaces for Incubating Innovations: Cases in Singapore Secondary Schools”
  • Dr Kenneth Lim – “Maker Motes: Nurturing Maker Dispositions with Open-source in a STEM-based Curriculum”

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The presentations were followed by an engaging and lively Q&A session, where delegates posed meaningful and thought-provoking questions to the speakers.

Chua Renjie from Marshall Cavendish Education said, “The delegates were impressed with the presentations Dr Dennis Kwek and team had presented. They felt that the sessions provided them with valuable knowledge and insights.”

The delegates also had the opportunity to network with the researchers during the tea break.

“The team from Marshall Cavendish Education shared with me that they were very happy with the NIE visit and the feedback from the visitors were very positive,” said Dr Kwek. “I also spoke to Paraguay’s Vice-Minister of Education as well and she was quite excited by her visit to NIE and Singapore in general.”

The Speakers