The Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) was established in 2003 as a key research centre of the Office of Education Research, NIE. Over the years, it has been led by its key mission to advance knowledge that promotes the improvement of teaching and learning in Singapore and the wider educational community. Its team of researchers conducts rigorous and relevant multi-disciplinary research and development that inform pedagogy and practice in Singapore and internationally, as well as foster collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Academy of Singapore Teachers, and the schools.
The key ERFP FY2018-2022 research programmes are based on the five priority areas of research which provide a future-ready learners’ research agenda around purposeful learning.
Through research in the five programmes, CRPP aims to achieve the following broad objectives:
- To improve understanding of the design of strategic, evidence-based, scientifically sound, collaborative, sustainable, diffusable and affordable innovation programmes to improve learning and teaching across all subjects, focusing on the Four-Life learnings.
- To synthesise and integrate multi- and inter-disciplinary research findings from NIE research projects, taking into consideration insight and experience of policymakers and practitioners, and develop a unique philosophy of and approach to education excellence for NIE and Singapore.
- To establish stronger partnerships with IHLs and external agencies in Singapore to explore multiple layers of data (from neurological to social and economic) to inform the educational system on the Instructional Core and its associated conditions.