Visiting Consultant to OER: Professor John Furlong

Visiting Consultant to OER: Professor John Furlong

Thursday, 27 October 2016

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OER welcomed Professor John Furlong, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Oxford, from 26 September to 3 October 2016 for a week of dialogue and sharing with OER’s management and researchers.

Professor Furlong last visited NIE in October 2015 as part of the International Research Review Panel (IRRP), which was established during the third tranche Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) to offer scholarly advice to the MOE and NIE Education Research Committees (ERC) on large grant proposals.

For this visit, strategic dialogues on NIE/OER’s research direction and foci going forward were discussed at length and in depth. The visit also included a roundtable session with Mrs Chua Yen Ching, Deputy-Director General (Professional Development) and Executive Director, Academy of Singapore Teachers. Discussions were centred around in-service teacher professional development.

With OER’s continual engagement of visiting professors in the coming months, this week-long visit by Professor Furlong has certainly offered a solid starting point for more enriching discussions and dialogue to come.