ICT0315 - CATL Colloquium 2018

  • CATL Colloquium 2018 features a series of workshops and seminars on curriculum, assessment, teaching, and learning for classroom teachers and key personnel. The colloquium will cater to differing interests and expertise - ranging from entry level workshops to exploring advanced topics on curriculum, assessment, teaching, and learning in schools. More details of the facilitators, presentations, workshops and seminars can be found below. CATL Colloquium 2018 is organised by Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group, National Institute of Education (NIE).

  • Various workshops/seminars will be conducted during these time slots:

    4 September 2018 (9am-12pm), 4 September 2018 (1pm-4pm)
    5 September 2018 (9am-12pm), 5 September 2018 (1pm-4pm)

    Programme for 4 Sep
    8.30 am  Registration
    9.00 am Colloquium Sessions
    10.30 am Tea Break
    12.00 pm Lunch (at own cost)
    1.00 pm  Colloquium Sessions
    3.00 pm Tea Break
    4.00 pm  Home Sweet Home

    Programme for 5 Sep
    8.30 am  Registration
    9.00 am Colloquium Sessions
    10.30 am Tea Break
    12.00 pm Lunch (at own cost)
    1.00 pm  Colloquium Sessions
    3.00 pm Tea Break
    4.00 pm  Home Sweet Home

  • Workshops (in red): Faculty facilitates group discussions on the topic.
    Seminars (in green): Faculty presents papers/lectures on the topic.

    In each session, please choose either a workshop or a seminar.

    Tuesday, 4 September 2018 (AM Sessions)

    1. Accommodating Diverse Learners (Part 1) (4 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Yang Chienhui

      - Learning traits of diverse learners
      - Different methods to collect social and behavioural data
      - Research based strategies to accommodate diverse learners and hands on practice
      **Participants taking Part I should also take Part II in the PM session

    2. An Introduction to Dialogic Teaching and Learning (4 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Mardiana

      - Appreciate the collective, reciprocal, supportive, cumulative & purposeful principles of dialogic teaching
      - Understand the repertoires available in teaching talk and learning talk
      - Use dialogic talk and teaching within various classroom interactions, including in formative assessment
      - Understand the indicators of quality classroom interactions

    3. AfL in inclusive classes with ASD students (4 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Tay Hui Yong

      - Key AfL processes
      - Needs of ASD students in mainstream classes
      - How to plan for AfL to be effective for all in such classes

    4. Designing and Using Analytic Rubrics for Formative Assessment (4 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Ms Lin Rongchan

      - What is an analytic rubric?
      - What are the qualities of a good analytic rubric?
      - How do we use analytic rubrics for formative purposes?
      Note to participants: You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop and an existing rubric to the workshop.

    5. Teacher Learning with Assessment: Classroom Assessment as Searching and Researching into Teaching (4 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Jiang Heng

      - Conceptualising teacher learning with classroom assessment
      - Understanding how teachers develop professionally with deliberate classroom assessment practices
      - Exploring the impact of classroom assessment on teachers’ understanding of students, content and teaching

    Tuesday, 4 September 2018 (PM Sessions)

    1. Accommodating Diverse Learners (Part 2) (4 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Dr Yang Chienhui

      - Learning traits of diverse learners
      - Different methods to collect social and behavioural data
      - Research based strategies to accommodate diverse learners and hands on practice

    2. Equity, Assessment and Pedagogy (4 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Dr Leonel Lim

      - Widen current perspectives on assessment by focusing on issues of equity
      - Critical examination of the social and cultural assumptions of new models of assessment
      - Developing a sensitivity to the social and familial backgrounds of the students we assess

    3. Intriguing Learners with Authentic Assessment and Design (4 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Mr Wong Yew Leong

      - Why should learners be intrigued, and not merely engaged?
      - How do authentic learning designs intrigue learners?
      - Applying design sensibilities to the creation of authentic learning experiences

    4. Professional Capital: Building Teachers’ Capacities for Change (4 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Dr Jina Ro

      - Understanding 3 conceptions of teacher learning
      - The meaning of professional capital and its relationship with teacher learning
      - Examples of developing and utilizing professional capital in practice

    5. PISA and High Performing Education Systems: Explaining Singapore’s Education Success (4 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Assoc Prof Deng Zongyi

      - To understand what PISA as an international assessment is—its nature and functions
      - To critically examine several popular, standard explanations on the success of Singapore’s PISA
      - To develop a ‘truer’ explanation of Singapore’s success in PISA based on historical and research evidence
      - To question the use of PISA results as the prime indicator of the educational performance of a school system

    Wednesday, 5 September 2018 (AM Sessions)

    1. Unpacking the Growth Mindset and its Implications on Curriculum (5 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Christina Ratnam

      - What is the growth mindset?
      - In what ways is the growth mindset essential to the purpose of education in Singapore?
      - What are the implications of nurturing the growth mindset on teaching, learning and assessment?

    2. What if we approach curriculum making from the designer’s perspective? (5 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Mr Wong Yew Leong

      - The designer’s perspective
      - Curriculum by design

    3. Reforming Schools from Within through Lesson Study for Learning Community (5 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Assoc Prof Christine Lee

      - Underlying philosophy of Lesson Study for Learning Community (LSLC)
      - Developing a culture of collaboration and care in schools and classrooms
      - Listening pedagogy as a basis of dialogue
      - Designing jumping tasks to deepen student learning

    4. Differentiated Instruction in the Singapore Context (5 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Heng Tang Tang

      - Common myths and interpretations of differentiated instruction
      - How do contexts shape educational approaches, like differentiated instruction, borrowed from abroad?
      - Principles behind differentiated instruction and considerations of principles for instruction

    5. Evidence-based Assessment for Learning (AfL) (5 Sep, 9am-12pm)
      by Dr Rachel Goh

      - What are the factors that must be considered in designing quality assessment in a unit of work?
      - What happens after the evidence comes in?
      - How to use assessment results formatively?

    Wednesday, 5 September 2018 (PM Sessions)

    1. Engaging high-ability learners through talent development (5 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Mr Jason Lai

      - Characteristics and identification of high-ability learners
      - Strategies for out-of-class and within-class provisions
      - Issues and challenges

    2. Drama for self-reflection in the classroom (5 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Mr Ken Mizusawa

      - How does drama operate as an artistic medium to promote self-reflection?
      - How and why should we make use of its embodied and agentic qualities?
      - What theories underpin the use of modern drama and educational drama?
      - How best can we structure learning and self-reflection through drama?

    3. Use of Narrative Inquiry to Promote Teacher Emotional Wellbeing (5 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Assoc Prof Fang Yanping

      - Context of need for teacher emotional wellbeing in both research and practice
      - Design of activities and tools to practice support of teacher emotional wellbeing
      - NI-in practice (examples & hands-on) during seminar or workshop

    4. Re-designing Assessment for Learning (AfL) for Singaporean Classrooms (5 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Asst Prof Leong Wei Shin

      - How is AfL an extended form of formative assessment? Is there one ‘true version’ of AfL?
      - How have Singaporean schools incorporated AfL in classrooms?
      - Can AfL take on other aspirations of incorporating life-long learning and differentiated instruction?
      - Professional learning and research in AfL in Singaporean classrooms

    5. Rethinking Assessment for VUCA* (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) (5 Sep, 1pm-4pm)
      by Assoc Prof Kelvin Tan

      - How assessment limits students to forms of knowledge and achievement that privilege certainty to the extent that it compromises their capacity for understanding and thriving in VUCA contexts
      - Challenging the inevitability of the future being VUCA
      - Implications for how assessment needs to be understood and used to support alternative future scenarios to VUCA are explored

  • Teachers and Key Personnel

  • Date : 4 - 5 September 2018
    Venue : National Institute of Education
      1 Nanyang Walk    
      Singapore 637616
    Nearest MRT station : Pioneer MRT
  • $129.40 for MOE participants and $707.20 for non-MOE participants.

    All fees inclusive of GST and copyright fee.

    Note: Refreshments will be provided during workshops

  • 7 August 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.   

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course. 

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can  make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: 
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Ms Nadia Kamal


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

    • Registration Matters - Ms Nadia Kamal / nadia.kamal@nie.edu.sg / 6790 3787
    • Course Content Matters - Ms Julie Tan / julie.tan@nie.edu.sg / 6219 6167