Description of Task Force
This task force facilitates
the process of synthesising creativity and 21st century competencies (21CC) research
which are relevant to the needs of schools and learning institutions in
Singapore. Due to the multidisciplinary nature and diverse contexts of 21CC in
education, we seek to gain insights from local and international research with
the aim of developing a programmatic research agenda. We explore the enablers
and challenges of introducing, fostering and assessing 21CC values, knowledge
and skills at system, school and classroom levels. In doing so, we aspire to
build knowledge communities that co-broke, co-share and co-construct knowledge,
particularly in the areas of (1) critical and inventive thinking, (2)
information, communication and collaboration, and (3) civic literacy, global
awareness and cross-cultural skills.
List of team members:
List of team members' publications related to the research theme:
- Jennifer Tan Pei-Ling
- Dawson, S., Tan, J. P.-.L., McWilliam, E. (2011).
Measuring creative potential: Using social network analysis to monitor a
learners' creative capacity. Australasian
Journal of Educational Technology, 26(6), 924–942.
- McWilliam, E., Tan, J. P.-L., & Dawson, S. (2010).
Creativity, digitality and 21st century schooling: Knowledge and learning in
the age of innovation. In M. Peters & D. Araya (Eds.), Education in the creative economy (Chapter 21). New York: Peter
- Tan, J. P.-L., & McWilliam, E. (2013). Cognitive playfulness, creative capacity and
generation 'C' learners. Lifelong
Education: The XXI Century, 2, 1–9.
- Tan Liang See
- Tan, L. S., & Ponnusamy, L. D. (2014). Creativity
and adaptivity in the arts: The nexus and affordances. In D. Hung, K. Y. T.
Lim, & S. S. Lee (Eds.), Adaptivity
as transformative disposition for learning in the 21st century (pp. 157–175). New York, NY:
- Tan, L. S., & Ponnusamy, L. D. (2013). Weaving and
anchoring the arts into curriculum: The evolving curriculum processes. In C. H.
Lum (Ed.), Contextualised practices on
arts education: An international dialogue on Singapore (pp. 219–258). New York, NY:
- Quek, C.G., & Tan, L.S. (2013). How does Singapore
foster the development of innovators? In L.V. Shavinina (Ed.), The international handbook of innovation
education (pp. 590–603). Quebec: Routledge.
- Elizabeth Koh Ruilin
- Koh, E., Hong, H., & Seah, J. (2014). Learner adaptivity:
An initial conceptualization. In D. Hung, K. Y. T. Lim & S.-S. Lee (Eds.), Adaptivity as a transformative disposition
for learning in the 21st century (pp. 15–30). New York, NY: Springer.
- Jessie Ee Leong Choo
- Ee, J. (2009). Empowering
metacognition & self-regulation through social-emotional learning: Lessons
for the Classroom. Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.
- Ee, J. (2012). Infusing
thinking & social emotional competencies in children and youths. Singapore: Pearson Education Asia.
- Ee, J. (2013). Equipping
secondary students with metacognitive and social emotional competency skills to
meet the challenges of the 21st century [Research Report].
Singapore: National Institute of Education.
- Ee, J. (2014).
Modifying Defining Issues Test (DIT) as a tool for assessing secondary
students’ social-emotional competencies. Asia
Pacific Education Review, 15(1), 1–20.
- Ee, J., & Chang, A. (2009). Modelling of SEL competencies.
In J. Ee (Ed.), Empowering metacognition
through SEL: Lessons for the classroom (pp. 25–34). Singapore: Cengage
- Ee, J., & Ong, C. W. (2014). Which social
emotional competencies are enhanced at an SEL camp? Journal
of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 14(1), 24–41.
- Ee, J., & Quek, L. C. (2013). Teachers’ perception
of social emotional learning. The Journal of Teaching & Teacher
Education, 1(2), 59–72.
- Ee, J., Tan, O. S., & Ng, A. K. (2008). Styles of
Creativity: Adaptors and innovators in a Singapore Context. Asia
Pacific Education Review, 8(3),
- Ee, J., & Zhou, M. M. (2012). Empowering metacognition through social emotional learning. Research
Report. Singapore: National Institute of Education.
- Ee, J., Zhou, M., & Wong, I. (2014). Teachers’
Infusion of Social Emotional Learning. Journal
of Teaching and Teacher Education, 2(1),
- Suzanne Choo Shen Li
- Choo, S. S. (2013, November). Education for
twenty-first century global capacities. In
APEC Education Cooperation
Project, 1, 56–73.
List of projects from this research group: