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Tan, Charlene – New Educator, 2019
This article focuses on the application of Shulman's signature pedagogies for initial teacher education through the example of a pre-service course that promotes "multidimensional thinking skills" in Singapore. Multidimensional thinking emphasizes the thought processes, attitudes and abilities needed to address complex issues and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Tan, Charlene; Koh, Kim – Teacher Educator, 2018
This article discusses the application of Shulman's "signature pedagogies" through the utilization of films for preservice teachers and school leaders in Singapore. Using the films "Dead Poets Society" and "Ahead of the Class," this article explains how these films facilitated the participants' engagement with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Tan, Charlene – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This article examines the enactment of the policy initiative to promote critical thinking in Singapore schools from the perspectives of educators in Singapore. It is argued that teachers in Singapore are not passive recipients or mere implementers of top-down policy decisions. Rather, they enact the policy initiative by making sense of,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Tan, Charlene – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Among the challenges faced by educators in promoting critical thinking is that of cultural compatibility. Using Singapore as an illustrative case study, this paper explores the cultural challenges and recommended strategies for the teaching of critical thinking in schools. The research for this study is based on a theoretical framework that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Tan, Charlene – Educational Research, 2016
Background: This article critically discusses the key tensions and challenges arising from the educational policy borrowing in China, through its current education reform. Focussing on the new curriculum reform (NCR), the paper highlights the interactions and conflicts between foreign and local ideologies and practices. Sources of evidence: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Formative Evaluation, Student Centered Learning
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Tan, Charlene; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Recent education reform in China reflects the global trend of education policy borrowing from Anglophone countries such as the USA. The reform in China essentially advocates shifting from knowledge reproduction and didacticism to knowledge construction by students through a learner-centredness approach. Aware of the trend of borrowing policy from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Proverbs, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries