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Humanities and Social Studies Education

Academic Group

  • The Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group was constituted on 1 July 2000 from an amalgamation of the former Divisions of Geography and History. As one of 12 Academic Groups, HSSE is committed to playing a significant role in supporting NIE's vision as a teacher education institute of distinction. The academic group is primarily responsible for the professional preparation and development of teachers in the following subject areas primary and secondary social studies, geography, history, economics, elements of office administration, accounting.

    Mission

    HSSE has a staff of highly committed and talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences in education, geography, history, economics, political science and international relations. We aim to provide:

    • high quality, relevant and up-to-date pedagogy courses at both preservice and inservice levels;
    • up-to-date content courses in geography, history and social studies to support the professional training of teachers;
    • interesting and relevant courses to NTU undergraduates from the other Schools in broadening and enriching their undergraduate curriculum;
    • graduate programmmes (MA, MEd, PhD) in the disciplines of history and geography and in the fields of geography education, history education and social studies education; and
    • consultancy services to schools, educational institutions, and other public and private agencies in Singapore and the regions beyond.

    We are committed to exploring new, innovative and alternative ways in delivering subject matter content in the humanities and social sciences such as problem-based learning and e-learning. We seek to develop best practices as we collaborate in partnerships with schools and teachers.

    We engage in both educational and discipline-related research to meet the needs of teachers in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.

    Head, Humanities and Social Studies Education

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    Associate Professor
    LIM Mui Ling Ivy Maria

  • Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) Programme


    Bachelor of Arts (Education)

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Programmes


    Higher Degree Programmes

    PhD and Masters by Research

    For more info on admission, click here
    Programme Leader - Diganta Das (diganta.das@nie.edu.sg)

    Master of Arts in Humanities Education

    For more info on admission, click here
    For more info on courses offer, click here
    Programme Leader - Tricia Seow (tricia.seow@nie.edu.sg)


    Professional Development Courses

    For more info, click here.

  • HSSE PARTNERSHIP & COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS

    HSSE values the importance of connecting with schools in order to know more about student learning, the concerns of teachers and school cultures. This enables HSSE to relate its curriculum and programmes to school needs and to prepare pre-service teachers to be skillful, critical and reflective practitioners, ready to make an impact in today’s schools.

    We also value partnership and collaboration with local, regional and international organisations to better understand new developments in educational practice and research. In doing so, our academic staff members are kept abreast of innovative practice and events that can advance our work.


  • The Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group is responsible for the professional preparation and development of teachers in the subject areas of primary and secondary social studies, geography, history, economics, elements of business, and accounting.

    We are committed to exploring innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences such as inquiry-based learning and e-learning. We seek to develop best practices as we collaborate in partnerships with schools, teachers, and researchers
  • Rethinking History: Singapore and Global History

    4-5 November 2019

     Presented by

    Humanities and Social Studies Education,

    National Institute of Education,

    Nanyang Technological University,

    with the support of the National Museum of Singapore.

     Venue: National Museum of Singapore.

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

  • Access the teaching resources available at HSSE AG, including:

    • Resources on inquiry-based fieldwork
    • Geographical Maps
    • Instruction Videos
    Click here to find out more.
  • Lafrieda Nasir - Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

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    Educator Lafrieda Nasir applies the knowledge she gained from her master’s course to studying modern-day social issues. read more

     

    Tharuka Prematillake Thibbotuwawa - Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

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  • The Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group is home to various learning and research facilities, including the Historian's Lab, Environmental Studies Lab and GeoInformation Centre.

    Click here to find out more.
  • Getting Here

    The Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group is located in Block 3 of the NIE Campus (Map and Visitor Information). the nearest parking is at Car Park 2.

    Contact Information

    Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group

    National Institute of Education
    Nanyang Technological University
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637 616

    General Office

    Block 3, Room NIE3-03-145
    Tel: (65) 6790 3429
    Fax: (65) 6896 9135
    General Enquiries: hsse@nie.edu.sg