Natural Sciences and Science Education

Academic Group

  • The Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group integrates several science content and pedagogical disciplines with a strong multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research. With this integration, disciplinary barriers between the sciences and related pedagogies are removed to pave the way for greater interaction and teamwork among academics and students alike. The Group comprises academics in the fields of Biological sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Science Education, Design & Technology Education and Family Consumer Science Education.

    Find out more about Our Vision & Mission.

    Head, Natural Sciences &
    Science Education

    Rajdeep Singh Rawat

    Associate Professor
    Rajdeep Singh RAWAT

  • Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) Programmes

    Continuing Education and In-service Programmes
    • In-service Courses
      • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science Education, Design & Technology Education, Food and Consumer Science

    Graduate Programmes
    • Graduate Research (Higher Degree by Research)
      • Master of Science (by Research)
        • Biological sciences, Physics, Chemical sciences, and Science education
      • Doctor of Philosophy
        • Biological sciences, Physics, Chemical sciences, and Science education
  • Science Content Research

    There are several major science content research areas in our academic group. Research activities in these areas emphasize both basic and applied sciences, and reflect NIE's commitment to research excellence, innovation and enterprise.

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    Science Education Research

    NSSE has a strong and dedicated educational research community in diverse areas of science and technology education. Researchers work closely with schools and other educational institutions, including institutes of higher education, in Singapore, and have also developed an extensive network of collaborations with colleagues worldwide.

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    meriSTEM@NIE Singapore is a multi-centric education, research and industry centre with the following mission: To enhance the quality of STEM literacy in Singapore through cross-disciplinary partnerships in research, teaching, and outreach so that future generations of educators, learners, and citizens are able to harness relevant STEM knowledge and skills in addressing current and emerging challenges for self and others.

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  • Getting Here

    The Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group is located in Blocks 7 and 7A (Science) of the NIE Campus (Map and Visitor Information).  The nearest parking is at Car Park 7.

    Contact Information

    Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group
    National Institute of Education
    Nanyang Technological University
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Republic of Singapore

    General Office
    Location: Block 7 (Science), Room NIE7-03-106A
    Tel: (+65) 6790 3874
    Fax: (+65) 6896 9414
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