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NIE Postgraduate Fair 2018

    Join us again at the NIE Postgraduate Fair 2018, on Sunday, 13 May 2018, 10am to 4pm at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Summit 2 for a series of exciting and informative activities on our higher degree and professional development programmes and courses that are suitable for both teachers and working professionals passionate about lifelong learning!

    Be part of our 'Learning Differently, Leading Change' journey.

     

    You will get the opportunity to learn more about the programmes that we offer to both teachers and non-teachers. You will also be able to meet the programme leaders, staff members and graduate students from each Academic Group at the event.

    Our comprehensive range of higher degree and professional development programmes and courses are run by the following 12 Academic Groups (AG) in NIE.

    • Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
    • Early Childhood and Special Needs Education
    • English Language and Literature
    • Humanities and Social Studies Education
    • Learning Sciences and Technologies
    • Mathematics and Mathematics Education
    • Natural Sciences and Science Education
    • Physical Education and Sports Science
    • Policy and Leadership Studies
    • Psychological Studies
    • Visual and Performing Arts

     

  • Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group (ALC)
    The Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group which comprises three divisions: namely, the Chinese, Malay and Tamil Divisions, aims to produce excellent teacher-researchers who are devoted to mother tongue language education for the nation by laying a firm academic scholarship for mother tongue language teachers and equipping them with relevant pedagogical and IT skills, curriculum design, innovation and evaluation, as well as up-to-date knowledge and skills in education research.

    Committed to provide strategic responses to the ever-changing trend in language learning and teaching, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group also offer Teaching Chinese as an International Language programme (MATCIL). The programme aims to train educators who are bilingual in both English and Chinese to teach Chinese as a foreign/international language in countries where Chinese is not the dominant language.

     

    Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL)
    The AG is committed to developing curriculum leaders and teaching professionals who are leading curriculum change and innovation in various educational settings.

    The AG is devoted to scholarship, inquiry and praxis grounded in an understanding of epistemological, ontological and pedagogical theories and issues. We provide our students with foundations for curriculum thinking, decision-making, design, implementation and evaluation based on these theories and issues to ensure that their understanding is well grounded and responsive to diverse learner needs, the demands of teaching and learning contexts, various aspects of assessments and the social purposes of education.

     

    Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group (ECSE)
    The AG comprises of three specialisations in teacher education, namely, Early Childhood, High Ability Studies and Special Education. Programmes and courses conducted by ECSE are concerned with understanding the emotional and social development of children, and with providing meaningful and relevant educational programmes and experiences to help them adjust to school and later on, to society at large.

    The Early Childhood specialisation focuses on understanding of child development and early childhood education. The High Ability Studies specialisation creates a platform to enhance teachers’ knowledge, ideas and best practices at educating and developing the talent of high ability learners. The Special Education specialisation promotes professional competence in special education by providing knowledge-based theory, practice and research.

     

    English Language and Literature Academic Group (ELL)
    The AG focuses on research and teacher education in the areas of English Language, Linguistics and Literature. We provide a rigorous and intellectually-challenging yet practice-relevant English Teacher education and have a research culture that embraces diversity and multidisciplinary perspectives. Our faculty consists of international scholars engaged in cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas. Focusing on the theory-practice nexus in education, we are committed to developing and mentoring critically engaged, socially responsible, knowledgeable, and passionate English teachers for the 21st century classroom. 

    At the Higher Degree level, we offer research programmes leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Arts (Research), as well as coursework programmes leading to a Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) and Master of Education (English).

     

    Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group (HSSE)
    The AG is committed to playing a significant role in supporting NIE's vision as a teacher education institute of distinction. Constantly engaging in both educational and discipline-related research to meet the needs of teachers in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century, 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, and Accounting.

     

    Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group (LST)
    “Learning Sciences and Technologies" is an interdisciplinary academic group which focuses on understanding learning in social-cultural contexts with the goal of designing and integrating learning environments and technologies.

    The AG is concerned with understanding the relationships between theory and practice and adopts a variety of methodologies, including reflection-in-action, action research, and design experiments for the advancement of its research and teaching. We seek to provide a bridge between learning and instructional design, and to mediate the design process as both an art and a science.

     

    Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group (MME)
    The AG is committed to developing scholars of mathematics and mathematics education professionals. It comprises highly committed and dedicated academics from different backgrounds and experience in mathematics and mathematics education. Apart from constantly seeking new and innovative ways of delivering mathematics content and pedagogy courses in an effort to develop best practices, the AG also engages in research in mathematics education and various fields of mathematics to meet the needs of scholars and teachers within a rapidly changing and increasingly technological environment.

     

    Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (NSSE)
    The AG 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.

    Research by biologists, chemists and physicists in the Group is centred on many areas of current cutting-edge science such as agrobiotechnology, plasma physics, biological chemistry and materials science, while the science educators focus mainly on maximising the potential of every child with research on students' learning approaches, problem-solving skills and new pedagogies in science.

     

    Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group (PESS)
    The Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) academic group of the National Institute of Education (NIE) offers a variety of programmes in Physical Education (PE) and Sport Sciences and Management.

    With state-of-the-art facilities and well-qualified local and international academic staff, PESS provides a holistic and unparalleled learning experience that prepares graduate students for career advancements in the field of PE and sport.

    We have three graduate programmes offered to PE and sport professionals who would like to enhance their career and research in the related fields:

    • Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)
    • Master of Science (Research)
    • Doctor of Philosophy

     

    Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group (PLS)
    PLS AG aims to contribute to the development of school leaders and teachers by providing a platform for them to discover a nexus of theory and practice and enhance their capacity to take their schools to new heights of excellence.

    Committed to providing insights that may be translated into inputs for policy making and beneficial practices on the ground, PLS AG hopes to prepare school leaders and teachers to meet emerging challenges in education with purpose and confidence.

    PLS AG offers postgraduate programmes at both Master’s (Master of Arts in Educational Management) and Doctoral level (EdD and PhD).

     

    Psychological Studies Academic Group (PS)
    PS AG has two specialist training programmes:

    1. The MA (Applied Psychology) programme provides graduates with training towards becoming a Registered Psychologist in Singapore;
    2. The MA (Counseling & Guidance) programme is fully certified by the Singapore Association for Counselling as a training programme for Registered Counsellors.

    The AG also has 2 MED programmes with specialties in either Developmental Psychology or Educational Assessment. MED (Developmental Psychology) provides education professionals with in-depth knowledge and understanding of cognitive, social and emotional development. MED (Educational Assessment) provides educators with in-depth training on educational assessment design and evaluation.

    The AG will also provide graduate students’ with opportunities to do multidisciplinary research and practise psychology in education and other applied fields.

     

    Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group (VPA)
    The Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group (VPA), which comprises skilled faculty in Drama, Music and Visual Art, provides student-teachers with relevant theoretical discussion, engaged artistic practice and innovative arts-based pedagogy for constructing and conducting dynamic learning experiences in arts education. All VPA programmes are designed to equip student-teachers with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to teach, facilitate and steer learning in, through and about the arts. These are done through theoretical seminars, practical workshops, performances and exhibitions, field-work and critical reflection. The aim is to encourage student-teachers to develop a vibrant and cutting-edge landscape of arts education in Singapore schools, incorporating key attributes of thinking and learning that characterize students of the 21st century.

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    Goodie bags* are given to all registrants at our Registration and Information booth at the venue.

    Registering also qualifies you to one of our lucky draw prizes.
    ^ Registrants who present our printed ad (e.g. flyer, newspaper advert) at our Lucky Draw booth will have double chances of winning at the Grand draw!

     *whilst stock last 
    ^Limited to one redemption per registrant only

     

  • The Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning welcome organisations who would like to support the event. Please click here to find out more on the advertising opportunities available. For more details, please email Ms Imelda Rostam at imelda.rostam@nie.edu.sg and Mr Clement Ng at clement.ng@nie.edu.sg
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    By Car

    • Nicoll Highway
    • Raffles Boulevard (from Bras Basah Road)
    • Temasek Avenue (from Raffles Boulevard)
    • Rochor Road exit from East Coast Expressway (ECP)

       

    By SBS Bus

    Suntec Tower Three
    36, 531

    Suntec Tower Two
    107M, 551, 581, 577


    Suntec Singapore
    36, 70M, 111, 133, 162M, 518, 518A, 700A, 857, 97, 106, 502, 518, 551, 581, 577, 580, 579

    Opposite Suntec Singapore
    36

    Nicoll Highway next to Suntec City Mall
    10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, 196, 541, 547

     

    By MRT

    While Esplanade station and Promenade station on the Circle Line are linked directly to Suntec City Mall, walk via Raffles City and Esplanade Xchange to get from City Hall MRT station to Suntec.

    Walking Directions:
    From Promenade MRT (3 mins): Take Exit C and enter Suntec City
    From Esplanade MRT (3 mins): Take Exit A and go up the escalator straight ahead (at the entrance of Esplanade Xchange) to Suntec City
    From City Hall MRT (8-10 mins): Turn right after the exit gantries and walk through City Link Mall. Follow the directional signage at the end of the mall to the escalators leading to Suntec City (same exit as from Esplanade MRT)

  • To participate in the Hourly Lucky Draw, please do the following:

    1.  Cut or tear out the “Hourly Draw Slip” found in our Visitor Handbook that will be given out to all attendees at the event.

    2.  Fill up your name, contact number, NRIC or passport number, email address and the correct answer to the question.

    3.  Drop the completed form into the box labelled “Hourly Draw” at the Lucky Draw booth.

    16 lucky winners with the correct answer to the questions will be picked. Entry into this lucky draw is deemed acceptance of the General Rules and Regulations and any amendments, additions, replacements, variations and modifications to the General Rules and Regulations shall be final and binding in all aspects on each participant. Non-compliance with or breach of any of the General Rules and Regulations may disqualify a participant at any stage of the Lucky Draw, and any prizes won may be forfeited, withheld, withdrawn or reclaimed. Winners' names will be posted at the Lucky Draw booth and will be contacted to collect their prizes on the day (13 May 2018) by 1545hrs.

     To participate in the Grand Lucky Draw, please do the following:

    1. Cut or tear out the "Grand Draw Slip" found in our Visitor Handbook that will be given out to all attendees at the event.

    2. Fill up your name, contact number, NRIC or passport number, email address and the correct answer to the question.

    3. Drop the completed form into the box labelled “Grand Draw” at the Lucky Draw booth.

    3 lucky winners with the correct answer to the questions will be picked. Entry into this lucky draw is deemed acceptance of the General Rules and Regulations and any amendments, additions, replacements, variations and modifications to the General Rules and Regulations shall be final and binding in all aspects on each participant. Non-compliance with or breach of any of the General Rules and Regulations may disqualify a participant at any stage of the Lucky Draw, and any prizes won may be forfeited, withheld, withdrawn or reclaimed. Winners' names will be posted at the Lucky Draw booth and will be contacted to collect their prizes on the day (13 May 2018) by 1545 hrs.

     General Rules and Regulations:

    1.       For the hourly draw, it is restricted to one entry per visitor. Visitors with multiple entries will be disqualified.

    2.       For the grand draw, visitors who present our Postgraduate Fair 2018’s newspaper advertisements or flyers at the Lucky Draw booth will get an additional lucky draw slip. Each person is only entitled to 1 extra slip.

    3.       Winner’s names will be posted at the Lucky Draw booth and will be contacted on the same day of the draw through the mobile number that the winner used or indicated on the lucky draw slips.

    4.       Winners must be present and produce his / her NRIC / passport / any photo ID to claim the prizes at the event. If the winners are unable to collect the prizes at the event, we will mail out the prizes to them upon verifying their details over the phone. 

    5.       NIE Postgraduate Fair organiser’s decision on the winners is final and no correspondences (i.e., enquiries, appeals, verbal or written) will be entertained.  

    6.       Participants to the draws shall accept and abide by all decisions made by the NIE Postgraduate organiser, without limitation, the General Rules and Regulations, the rules, procedures and regulations of the lucky draws, the award of the prizes and any other matters relating to the lucky draws.

    7.       By participating in the draws, you agree to receive marketing materials via email from NIE and consent to have your photo taken as part of our event photos. However, we regret to inform you that you will not be eligible to participate in the draws should you decline to do so. 

  • What to expect at the NIE Postgraduate Fair




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    Note: Photographs or video recording will take place at the NIE Postgraduate Fair 2018 : Learning Differently, Leading Change for corporate purposes. Please indicate if you wish not to be photographed or video recorded at the event at point of registration. For those who do not indicate, it will be registered that you are agreeable to all event photography and filming.