Alfredo Bautista

Lecturer (Research Scientist)

Assistant Dean, Professional Learning

Office of Education Research (OER)

Office Location


Office Telephone Number
6219 6288

Research Interests
analysis of instructional practices, Arts, knowledge translation & dissemination, Mathematics, Music, responsive teaching, Teacher learning and professional development

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    I was born and raised in Toledo (Spain). I completed my music studies at Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where I obtained two undergraduate degrees: Classical Piano Performance (2001), and Music Theory and Improvisation (2002). In addition, I studied Psychology (with emphasis on Teaching and Learning) at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where I earned my undergraduate (2004), master’s (2007), and doctoral (2009) degrees. After completing my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) [2009-2010] and at Tufts University (Boston, United States) [2011-2013]. I joined the National Institute of Education (Singapore) in October 2013, where I currently run several research projects as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator.

    My research focuses on teacher learning and professional development, the analysis of exemplary instructional practices, and the translation and dissemination of scientific knowledge for teachers' growth. I currently work with kindergarten, primary, and secondary in-service teachers. My content areas of interest are Mathematics, Music, and the Arts. My work has been published in mainstream journals in psychology and education. I serve as Associate Editor for the journals Infancia y Aprendizaje (, Pedagogies: An International Journal (, and Psychology, Society and Education (

    Other than my research duties, I am a Lecturer at the National Institute of Education and serve as the Programme Leader of Higher Degrees by Research at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL).


  • Teacher learning and professional development, analysis of instructional practices, responsive teaching, knowledge translation & dissemination. I am particularly interested in Mathematics, Music, and Arts.

    • Teacher Learning and Professional Development: Past, Present and Future (SR831) [Graduate level course. National Institute of Education, NTU. Winter, 2015]
    • Advanced Research Methodologies in Psychology (SA 972, 2014). [Graduate level course. National Institute of Education, NTU. Winter, 2014]
    • Analysing Textual and Verbal Open-Ended Data: An Introduction to Lexicometry [Graduate level course. Tufts University, Summer 2012]
    • Research on Conceptual Change: Historical Development, Current Perspectives, Implications for Teaching, and Critiques [Graduate level course. Tufts University, Fall 2011]
    • The acquisition of musical knowledge [Undergraduate level seminar. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008, 2009]
    • Psychology of Leaning [Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate level course. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008, 2009]
    • Psychology of Thought [Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate level course. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2005]