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"My post-graduate training is in Sociology and I received my doctoral degree from the University of Essex in UK. What is fascinating about Sociology is that it allows me to look at the "personal" in the "structural" and the "structural" in the "personal" scheme of things, which illustrates how human lives are connected to their wider surrounding. That is how I approach educational research by situating issues and analysis within the broader social context.⁣ ⁣ As Research Scientist at OER, I oversee a research project looking into how teenagers navigate diversities within and beyond school. With rapid demographic changes brought about by globalization, migration and inter-marriages, understanding students’ intercultural-mindedness will help inform curriculum and teacher education directions and thus contribute toward enhancing youths’ intercultural understanding and social cohesion.⁣ I am embarking on another investigation that examines the education and life trajectories of ITE students, with a focus on their perception and experiences of successes and challenges as well as factors shaping their decisions and choices at transitional points.⁣ ⁣ The rich but under-explored diversities in our midst have always fascinated me, and my work in education research allows me to look into not just how people of different backgrounds experienced education across time and space but also intercultural possibilities."⁣ ⁣ Dr Teng Siao See, Research Scientist, OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #Sociology #diversity #teenagers #ITE #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

“My background is in teacher education and early childhood education with a focus on inclusion and multi-cultural education as well as equality in education. I am from Finland and I completed both my Master’s and Doctoral degrees there.⁣
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At OER, I am the Principal Investigator of a project which looks at the development of children from low-income families. The “Child Support Model” is offered by NTUC for low-income families and we are studying to see the effects of these children developing across the years. The study looks into the child development, learning and well-being of the children. We will be working with three main stakeholders: children/families, child support model professionals and teachers/principals.⁣
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I am also involved in studying how young Singaporeans navigate the diversities they face from a multi-cultural education perspective. We find out the kinds of outlook they adopt, including any discriminations they may observe and study the topics they bring up to know the teenagers’ outlook in life.⁣
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These projects are exciting and I hope to be able to bring my knowledge and work experiences to contribute to research in Singapore’s education system.”⁣
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Dr Heidi Layne, Research Scientist, CRCD, OER⁣
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#PeopleofOER #teachereducation #earlychildhood #ChildSupportModel #childdevelopment #muti-culturaleducation #educationsystem #educationinsingapore #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⁣.

“My background is in teacher education and early childhood education with a focus on inclusion and multi-cultural education as well as equality in education. I am from Finland and I completed both my Master’s and Doctoral degrees there.⁣ ⁣ At OER, I am the Principal Investigator of a project which looks at the development of children from low-income families. The “Child Support Model” is offered by NTUC for low-income families and we are studying to see the effects of these children developing across the years. The study looks into the child development, learning and well-being of the children. We will be working with three main stakeholders: children/families, child support model professionals and teachers/principals.⁣ ⁣ I am also involved in studying how young Singaporeans navigate the diversities they face from a multi-cultural education perspective. We find out the kinds of outlook they adopt, including any discriminations they may observe and study the topics they bring up to know the teenagers’ outlook in life.⁣ ⁣ These projects are exciting and I hope to be able to bring my knowledge and work experiences to contribute to research in Singapore’s education system.”⁣ ⁣ Dr Heidi Layne, Research Scientist, CRCD, OER⁣ ⁣ #PeopleofOER #teachereducation #earlychildhood #ChildSupportModel #childdevelopment #muti -culturaleducation #educationsystem #educationinsingapore #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

"I am originally from Oregon, United States. I came to NIE in 1999 right after I received my PhD in Educational Linguistics, to work on a research project involving an international comparative study. I continued working in the English Language and Literature Academic Group in NIE and I joined OER full time as Associate Dean of Research Integrity and Design in July 2018.⁣ ⁣ My main specialisation is classroom discourse - the ways that language and other communicative resources are used in classrooms, especially to promote learning. I became motivated to learn about classroom discourse when I was teaching English as a Second Language in Japan. I realised that I didn’t know enough about how people learn and that got me curious about research in this area.⁣ ⁣ I’m also very interested in research integrity and design. For example, how do we communicate new ideas about research design to researchers? In terms of research integrity, I’m also concerned with how we communicate policies to researchers to help them conduct high-quality research with integrity."⁣ ⁣ Associate Professor Rita Silver, Associate Dean (Research Design & Integrity), OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #classroom #classroomdiscourse #design #researchintegrity #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

“I have a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California Riverside. The emphasis of my training has been in teacher education and the neurobiology of learning.⁣
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I started work at OER in September 2018 and my current research interests lie in the neuroscience portion of interest development in adolescents. What continues to pique my interest is the often-observed behaviour of adults in asking their children to give up what they enjoy doing in favour of achieving better test results at school. ⁣
I find that following one's interests is important as that helps to define who we are. This is particularly important as we seek to develop a student as a whole person and not just a high-scoring student. I would like to pursue this research so that classroom practice and research can continue to impact and build on each other both ways.⁣
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One of the most relaxing moments of my day is to buy a calamansi drink and sit at a hawker centre to watch people passing by. It is both a relaxing and interesting experience to people-watch.”⁣
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Dr Erik Jahner, Research Fellow, OER⁣
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#PeopleofOER #teachereducation #neurobiology #neuroscience #adolescents #interestdevelopment  #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⁣.

“I have a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California Riverside. The emphasis of my training has been in teacher education and the neurobiology of learning.⁣ ⁣ I started work at OER in September 2018 and my current research interests lie in the neuroscience portion of interest development in adolescents. What continues to pique my interest is the often-observed behaviour of adults in asking their children to give up what they enjoy doing in favour of achieving better test results at school. ⁣ I find that following one's interests is important as that helps to define who we are. This is particularly important as we seek to develop a student as a whole person and not just a high-scoring student. I would like to pursue this research so that classroom practice and research can continue to impact and build on each other both ways.⁣ ⁣ One of the most relaxing moments of my day is to buy a calamansi drink and sit at a hawker centre to watch people passing by. It is both a relaxing and interesting experience to people-watch.”⁣ ⁣ Dr Erik Jahner, Research Fellow, OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #teachereducation #neurobiology #neuroscience #adolescents #interestdevelopment #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

“My journey with NIE started in 2007 when I was a student in the Master’s program in 'Mathematics for Educators’. After a short stint of teaching Mathematics in school, I returned to NIE to do research.  Currently, I am working as a Research Fellow in OER.⁣
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My current job involves reviewing and shortlisting potential CORE3 projects and providing regular project progress updates to MOE’s CORE3 Steering Committee and OER’s Panel Review Committee. The NIE’s CORE Research Office works closely with the MOE’s CORE3SC to facilitate the potential utility of the findings from the research to MOE. I am also part of the CORE 3 project, which looks at pedagogical practices in primary and secondary classrooms.⁣
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My interests include travelling, photography, learning a new language and learning to dance. I have also been volunteering with the National Kidney Foundation for the past 5 years with their ‘Grains of Hope’ and 'Patient Escort' Program where I help to bring patients to hospitals for dialysis. I feel that when you are passionate about something, you’ll find time for it.”⁣
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Dr Divya Bhardwaj, Research Fellow, OER⁣
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#PeopleofOER #CORE #primary #secondary #classroom #formalclassroom #researchpolicypractice #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⁣.

“My journey with NIE started in 2007 when I was a student in the Master’s program in 'Mathematics for Educators’. After a short stint of teaching Mathematics in school, I returned to NIE to do research. Currently, I am working as a Research Fellow in OER.⁣ ⁣ My current job involves reviewing and shortlisting potential CORE3 projects and providing regular project progress updates to MOE’s CORE3 Steering Committee and OER’s Panel Review Committee. The NIE’s CORE Research Office works closely with the MOE’s CORE3SC to facilitate the potential utility of the findings from the research to MOE. I am also part of the CORE 3 project, which looks at pedagogical practices in primary and secondary classrooms.⁣ ⁣ My interests include travelling, photography, learning a new language and learning to dance. I have also been volunteering with the National Kidney Foundation for the past 5 years with their ‘Grains of Hope’ and 'Patient Escort' Program where I help to bring patients to hospitals for dialysis. I feel that when you are passionate about something, you’ll find time for it.”⁣ ⁣ Dr Divya Bhardwaj, Research Fellow, OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #CORE #primary #secondary #classroom #formalclassroom #researchpolicypractice #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

“I started working at NIE in the early days of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice (CRPP) back in 2004. I have worked on approximately 10 projects; these include observation research projects that collected large-scale baseline studies as well as intervention studies that are designed to improve practice in more direct ways, usually through collaborations in teaching and curriculum design.

I find research a meaningful job to be in as I have seen the impact of our work happening around us. I believe that the role of research is to inform practice and policy and to ask big questions like the values and purposes of education.

During my free time, I pretend to be young again and have NERF battles with my active 9 year old. My favourite weekend activity for the past 20 years is playing volleyball with my former teammates from school days. I also enjoy creating recipes for vegetarian dishes and cooking them, as well as concocting special fruity drinks.” #PeopleofOER #CORE #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer

Christine Tan, Research Assistant, CRPP, OER.

“I started working at NIE in the early days of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice (CRPP) back in 2004. I have worked on approximately 10 projects; these include observation research projects that collected large-scale baseline studies as well as intervention studies that are designed to improve practice in more direct ways, usually through collaborations in teaching and curriculum design. I find research a meaningful job to be in as I have seen the impact of our work happening around us. I believe that the role of research is to inform practice and policy and to ask big questions like the values and purposes of education. During my free time, I pretend to be young again and have NERF battles with my active 9 year old. My favourite weekend activity for the past 20 years is playing volleyball with my former teammates from school days. I also enjoy creating recipes for vegetarian dishes and cooking them, as well as concocting special fruity drinks.” #PeopleofOER #CORE #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer Christine Tan, Research Assistant, CRPP, OER ...

“When I was 22 years old, I worked in an Apple factory in Singapore that manufactures computers as an Expeditor in the supply chain. Fun fact: back then, Singapore made one-third of the world’s Macs. The most memorable experience I had was the opportunity to travel to Silicon Valley in the U.S. where I had the honor of meeting Steve Jobs.

I cherish that memory till this day, I was impressed by his tenacity as he stood steadfast with Apple’s staff and with the customers who kept on believing in Apple even during times of adversity when many had given up on Apple.

I attained a PhD in Education from Monash University in December 2015. I joined OER as a Research Fellow in June 2017, taking up the role of a multi-programmatic projects specialist. I analyze the impacts of multiple research projects to find the key drivers which can contribute to the ultimate educational goal: the social emotional regulation and well-being of the Future-Ready Learner. I hope that my work here can provide insights to policy makers, school leaders, teachers, parents and students.”
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#PeopleofOER #futurereadylearner #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer

Dr How Meng Leong, Research Fellow, OER.

“When I was 22 years old, I worked in an Apple factory in Singapore that manufactures computers as an Expeditor in the supply chain. Fun fact: back then, Singapore made one-third of the world’s Macs. The most memorable experience I had was the opportunity to travel to Silicon Valley in the U.S. where I had the honor of meeting Steve Jobs. I cherish that memory till this day, I was impressed by his tenacity as he stood steadfast with Apple’s staff and with the customers who kept on believing in Apple even during times of adversity when many had given up on Apple. I attained a PhD in Education from Monash University in December 2015. I joined OER as a Research Fellow in June 2017, taking up the role of a multi-programmatic projects specialist. I analyze the impacts of multiple research projects to find the key drivers which can contribute to the ultimate educational goal: the social emotional regulation and well-being of the Future-Ready Learner. I hope that my work here can provide insights to policy makers, school leaders, teachers, parents and students.” . #PeopleofOER #futurereadylearner #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer Dr How Meng Leong, Research Fellow, OER ...

“Before joining OER, I was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I worked for nine years as a teacher educator and researcher. I also co-taught high school computer science with tech industry volunteers.

I am glad to have joined a group of like-minded colleagues at OER who share a passion for supporting teaching and learning computing in Singapore. Our team is currently researching ways of teaching computing without the use of a computer. In removing distractions that come with devices, students can better focus on the thinking and concepts behind programming.

My motivation to work in this field is to provide quality and equitable access to computational thinking education for school age children. I would like students to experience the power and beauty of working with computational tools.

In my free time, I enjoy rock-climbing and doing circus tricks / dance with a hula-hoop. I'm hoping to build a community of hoopers in Singapore! I also enjoy playing tabletop games, with a preference for Euro-style strategy board games.

“Before joining OER, I was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I worked for nine years as a teacher educator and researcher. I also co-taught high school computer science with tech industry volunteers. I am glad to have joined a group of like-minded colleagues at OER who share a passion for supporting teaching and learning computing in Singapore. Our team is currently researching ways of teaching computing without the use of a computer. In removing distractions that come with devices, students can better focus on the thinking and concepts behind programming. My motivation to work in this field is to provide quality and equitable access to computational thinking education for school age children. I would like students to experience the power and beauty of working with computational tools. In my free time, I enjoy rock-climbing and doing circus tricks / dance with a hula-hoop. I'm hoping to build a community of hoopers in Singapore! I also enjoy playing tabletop games, with a preference for Euro-style strategy board games." . #PeopleofOER #computerscience #computerscienceforeducation #computationalthinking #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer Wendy Huang, Research Associate, OER ...

“I started work at NIE in 2005 as an Educational Technology Consultant. After completing my PhD studies in 2015, I took on the position of a Research Fellow at OER and subsequently became a Research Scientist.

I am currently involved in three research projects. The first is about Computational Thinking, which involves designing new pedagogies and approaches to learning Computing skills. The second project requires us to work collaboratively with various organisations to create learning environments and tinkering activities to support Normal (Academic) students in learning Science. The third project helps low progress primary school students improve their numeracy capabilities using neuroscience-based interventions.

At OER, I meet people with different expertise and perspectives, and they inspire me to address challenging research problems and design new ways of teaching. There is a culture of learning here which I really appreciate.

During my free time, I like to run and exercise at the gym. I also enjoy learning different programming tools and meddling with electronic boards such as the Arduino and Micro:bit.

“I started work at NIE in 2005 as an Educational Technology Consultant. After completing my PhD studies in 2015, I took on the position of a Research Fellow at OER and subsequently became a Research Scientist. I am currently involved in three research projects. The first is about Computational Thinking, which involves designing new pedagogies and approaches to learning Computing skills. The second project requires us to work collaboratively with various organisations to create learning environments and tinkering activities to support Normal (Academic) students in learning Science. The third project helps low progress primary school students improve their numeracy capabilities using neuroscience-based interventions. At OER, I meet people with different expertise and perspectives, and they inspire me to address challenging research problems and design new ways of teaching. There is a culture of learning here which I really appreciate. During my free time, I like to run and exercise at the gym. I also enjoy learning different programming tools and meddling with electronic boards such as the Arduino and Micro:bit." . #PeopleofOER #computationalthinking #educationtechnology #pedagogies #neuroscience #educationalneuroscience #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer Dr Peter Seow, Research Scientist, OER ...

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“I have a broad range of interests in Humanities and Social Studies education, teacher education, curriculum theory and literacy. My work has mainly focused on ways to support literacy practices and critical thinking for 21st century learners.⠀
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Along these lines, I have worked with James Damico at Indiana University to write a book called “Social Studies As New Literacies in a Global Society”. Another part of my research is related to global citizenship education of three different global cities (Singapore, New York City and Hong Kong). The research seeks to better understand the educational policies, curriculum and teachers’ beliefs and practices that are related to issues-based global citizenship education.⠀
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I was also involved in the “Signature Programmes in Humanities Education” project with colleagues from Humanities & Social Studies Education to develop approaches and resources that would support teachers and students in authentic intellectual work in History and Geography.”⠀
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At OER, I meet people who are doing interesting research looking at classroom practices, system-wide educational issues and policies research. I find myself constantly learning and I think that is important – to be curious and having a sense of wonder makes me feel alive!⠀
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Associate Professor Mark Baildon⠀
Associate Dean of Partnerships and Analytics, OER⠀
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#PeopleofOER #humanities #socialstudies #globalcitizenshipeducation #signatureprogrammes #histroy #georgraphy #literacypractice #21stcenturylearners #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⠀.

“I have a broad range of interests in Humanities and Social Studies education, teacher education, curriculum theory and literacy. My work has mainly focused on ways to support literacy practices and critical thinking for 21st century learners.⠀ ⠀ Along these lines, I have worked with James Damico at Indiana University to write a book called “Social Studies As New Literacies in a Global Society”. Another part of my research is related to global citizenship education of three different global cities (Singapore, New York City and Hong Kong). The research seeks to better understand the educational policies, curriculum and teachers’ beliefs and practices that are related to issues-based global citizenship education.⠀ ⠀ I was also involved in the “Signature Programmes in Humanities Education” project with colleagues from Humanities & Social Studies Education to develop approaches and resources that would support teachers and students in authentic intellectual work in History and Geography.”⠀ ⠀ At OER, I meet people who are doing interesting research looking at classroom practices, system-wide educational issues and policies research. I find myself constantly learning and I think that is important – to be curious and having a sense of wonder makes me feel alive!⠀ ⠀ Associate Professor Mark Baildon⠀ Associate Dean of Partnerships and Analytics, OER⠀ ⠀ #PeopleofOER #humanities #socialstudies #globalcitizenshipeducation #signatureprogrammes #histroy #georgraphy #literacypractice #21stcenturylearners #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⠀ ...

“I enjoyed learning Physics since primary school. However, as I began to struggle with blackboards full of endless symbols and equations, I began to doubt my passion for the subject when I was in university. This got me thinking about what makes or breaks the teaching of Physics, which is my main research interest right now.⠀
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Interestingly, I started out my career in NIE as a Research Assistant (RA) at OER in 2005. After my stint as an RA in 2007, I joined NIE’s Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE) Academic Group as a lecturer where I completed my PhD studies, before moving on to be an Assistant Professor. I was seconded to OER in July 2018 and reunited with my former colleagues.⠀
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One of my projects is about transforming images to writing. In this project, we engage students with drawings to understand how to describe and use scientific terms and symbols in order to explain their science observation. Ultimately, we aim to help students learn Physics by making it relatable and meaningful to promote a deep understanding of it.”⠀
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Assistant Professor Jennifer Yeo, OER & NSSE⠀
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#PeopleofOER #Physics #teachingmethods #teaching #scienceeducation #naturalscience #science #classroom #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⠀.

“I enjoyed learning Physics since primary school. However, as I began to struggle with blackboards full of endless symbols and equations, I began to doubt my passion for the subject when I was in university. This got me thinking about what makes or breaks the teaching of Physics, which is my main research interest right now.⠀ ⠀ Interestingly, I started out my career in NIE as a Research Assistant (RA) at OER in 2005. After my stint as an RA in 2007, I joined NIE’s Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE) Academic Group as a lecturer where I completed my PhD studies, before moving on to be an Assistant Professor. I was seconded to OER in July 2018 and reunited with my former colleagues.⠀ ⠀ One of my projects is about transforming images to writing. In this project, we engage students with drawings to understand how to describe and use scientific terms and symbols in order to explain their science observation. Ultimately, we aim to help students learn Physics by making it relatable and meaningful to promote a deep understanding of it.”⠀ ⠀ Assistant Professor Jennifer Yeo, OER & NSSE⠀ .⠀ #PeopleofOER #Physics #teachingmethods #teaching #scienceeducation #naturalscience #science #classroom #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⠀ ...

“I was a full-time primary school teacher and a part-time Korean language instructor for eight years. I was introduced to education research when I was studying for my Masters in Applied Linguistics at NIE in 2012. It struck me then that good research studies can lead to impact on teacher practices.⁣
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And this is why as a research assistant at OER, I am working on a research project in the area of teacher professional development. This research investigates how teachers seek information about their practices from the teaching community in schools. We hope to derive the understanding on what helped and what inhibited this process. I am excited that I can contribute to this research and help more teachers improve their teaching.⁣
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This quote from a book by Thich Nhat Hanh (a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist) is a great motivation for me: “The past no longer exists, and the future is not yet here. There is only a single moment in which we can truly be alive, and that is the present moment. Being present in the here and now is our practice.” Although I am not Buddhist, I somehow learned to be present in every moment because of this book.”⁣
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Jang Hari, Research Assistant, OER⁣
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#PeopleofOER #teacherpractices #teacherprofessionaldevelopment #teacherlearning #schools #teachingcommunity #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⁣.

“I was a full-time primary school teacher and a part-time Korean language instructor for eight years. I was introduced to education research when I was studying for my Masters in Applied Linguistics at NIE in 2012. It struck me then that good research studies can lead to impact on teacher practices.⁣ ⁣ And this is why as a research assistant at OER, I am working on a research project in the area of teacher professional development. This research investigates how teachers seek information about their practices from the teaching community in schools. We hope to derive the understanding on what helped and what inhibited this process. I am excited that I can contribute to this research and help more teachers improve their teaching.⁣ ⁣ This quote from a book by Thich Nhat Hanh (a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist) is a great motivation for me: “The past no longer exists, and the future is not yet here. There is only a single moment in which we can truly be alive, and that is the present moment. Being present in the here and now is our practice.” Although I am not Buddhist, I somehow learned to be present in every moment because of this book.”⁣ ⁣ Jang Hari, Research Assistant, OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #teacherpractices #teacherprofessionaldevelopment #teacherlearning #schools #teachingcommunity #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

"My post-graduate training is in Sociology and I received my doctoral degree from the University of Essex in UK. What is fascinating about Sociology is that it allows me to look at the "personal" in the "structural" and the "structural" in the "personal" scheme of things, which illustrates how human lives are connected to their wider surrounding. That is how I approach educational research by situating issues and analysis within the broader social context.⁣ ⁣ As Research Scientist at OER, I oversee a research project looking into how teenagers navigate diversities within and beyond school. With rapid demographic changes brought about by globalization, migration and inter-marriages, understanding students’ intercultural-mindedness will help inform curriculum and teacher education directions and thus contribute toward enhancing youths’ intercultural understanding and social cohesion.⁣ I am embarking on another investigation that examines the education and life trajectories of ITE students, with a focus on their perception and experiences of successes and challenges as well as factors shaping their decisions and choices at transitional points.⁣ ⁣ The rich but under-explored diversities in our midst have always fascinated me, and my work in education research allows me to look into not just how people of different backgrounds experienced education across time and space but also intercultural possibilities."⁣ ⁣ Dr Teng Siao See, Research Scientist, OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #Sociology #diversity #teenagers #ITE #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

“My background is in teacher education and early childhood education with a focus on inclusion and multi-cultural education as well as equality in education. I am from Finland and I completed both my Master’s and Doctoral degrees there.⁣
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At OER, I am the Principal Investigator of a project which looks at the development of children from low-income families. The “Child Support Model” is offered by NTUC for low-income families and we are studying to see the effects of these children developing across the years. The study looks into the child development, learning and well-being of the children. We will be working with three main stakeholders: children/families, child support model professionals and teachers/principals.⁣
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I am also involved in studying how young Singaporeans navigate the diversities they face from a multi-cultural education perspective. We find out the kinds of outlook they adopt, including any discriminations they may observe and study the topics they bring up to know the teenagers’ outlook in life.⁣
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These projects are exciting and I hope to be able to bring my knowledge and work experiences to contribute to research in Singapore’s education system.”⁣
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Dr Heidi Layne, Research Scientist, CRCD, OER⁣
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#PeopleofOER #teachereducation #earlychildhood #ChildSupportModel #childdevelopment #muti-culturaleducation #educationsystem #educationinsingapore #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer⁣.

“My background is in teacher education and early childhood education with a focus on inclusion and multi-cultural education as well as equality in education. I am from Finland and I completed both my Master’s and Doctoral degrees there.⁣ ⁣ At OER, I am the Principal Investigator of a project which looks at the development of children from low-income families. The “Child Support Model” is offered by NTUC for low-income families and we are studying to see the effects of these children developing across the years. The study looks into the child development, learning and well-being of the children. We will be working with three main stakeholders: children/families, child support model professionals and teachers/principals.⁣ ⁣ I am also involved in studying how young Singaporeans navigate the diversities they face from a multi-cultural education perspective. We find out the kinds of outlook they adopt, including any discriminations they may observe and study the topics they bring up to know the teenagers’ outlook in life.⁣ ⁣ These projects are exciting and I hope to be able to bring my knowledge and work experiences to contribute to research in Singapore’s education system.”⁣ ⁣ Dr Heidi Layne, Research Scientist, CRCD, OER⁣ ⁣ #PeopleofOER #teachereducation #earlychildhood #ChildSupportModel #childdevelopment #muti -culturaleducation #educationsystem #educationinsingapore #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...

"I am originally from Oregon, United States. I came to NIE in 1999 right after I received my PhD in Educational Linguistics, to work on a research project involving an international comparative study. I continued working in the English Language and Literature Academic Group in NIE and I joined OER full time as Associate Dean of Research Integrity and Design in July 2018.⁣ ⁣ My main specialisation is classroom discourse - the ways that language and other communicative resources are used in classrooms, especially to promote learning. I became motivated to learn about classroom discourse when I was teaching English as a Second Language in Japan. I realised that I didn’t know enough about how people learn and that got me curious about research in this area.⁣ ⁣ I’m also very interested in research integrity and design. For example, how do we communicate new ideas about research design to researchers? In terms of research integrity, I’m also concerned with how we communicate policies to researchers to help them conduct high-quality research with integrity."⁣ ⁣ Associate Professor Rita Silver, Associate Dean (Research Design & Integrity), OER⁣ .⁣ #PeopleofOER #classroom #classroomdiscourse #design #researchintegrity #educationresearch #singaporeeducation #advancingresearch #researchempowers #nieoer ⁣ ...