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Zhou, Mingming; Chua, Bee Leng – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This study examined students' views on a blended learning environment designed for 29 in-service teachers in Singapore enrolled in an educational research method course. Their self-report data highlighted that students' prior knowledge and the amount and difficulty of content covered in the course affected the effectiveness of blended learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Prior Learning, Metacognition
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Caleon, Imelda S.; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Cho, Young Hoan – Research in Science Education, 2018
This study utilized multiple data sources to examine the beliefs about learning and teaching physics and the instructional practices of five beginning teachers and seven experienced teachers from Singapore. Our study was implemented in the unique context of teachers teaching the topic of electricity to students grouped according to academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew – Educational Review, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to discuss group learning in line with economic perspectives of embeddedness and integration emanating from the work of Karl Polanyi. Polanyi's work defines economy as a necessary interaction among human beings for survival; the economy is considered inextricably linked from broader society and social relations rather…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Economics, Educational Policy, Rewards
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Sun, Daner; Looi, Chee-Kit; Xie, Wenting – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
When inquiry-based learning is designed for a collaborative context, the interactions that arise in the learning environment can become fairly complex. While the learning effectiveness of such learning environments has been reported in the literature, there have been fewer studies on the students' learning processes. To address this, the article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Secondary School Students, Concept Formation
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Tan, Liang Soon; Ang, Keng Cheng – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2016
A school-based professional development programme (SBPD) aimed at developing secondary school mathematics teachers' competencies to teach mathematical modelling in Singapore is presented and evaluated in this article. The SBPD is characterized by two key features--content elements to develop teachers' knowledge and skills, and transformative…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik-Ling; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Researchers have indicated that assessment practices and methods should support learners' construction of meaningful understanding of knowledge. Understanding students' conceptions of assessment will enable us to construct more realistic, valid and fair assessments. Learners' conceptualization of assessment would be imperative to serve…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Foreign Countries
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Choy, Jeanette Lyn Fung; Quek, Choon Lang – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
With the advancement in technology, learners are spending a substantial amount of time on online learning. Guided by the community of inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999), this study examined the relationships among students' perceived teaching element, social element, cognitive element, satisfaction, continuous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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de Bruin, Leon R.; Harris, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates and compares elements of creativity in secondary schools and classrooms in Australia and Singapore. Statistical analysis and qualitative investigation of teacher, student and leadership perceptions of the emergence, fostering and absence of creativity in school learning environments is explored. This large-scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Creativity, Statistical Analysis
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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Ho, Siew Yin; Jiang, Heng; Lim, Kam Ming – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the use of comics in teaching mathematics in the secondary mathematics classroom. We explicate how the use of comics in teaching mathematics can prepare students for the twenty-first century competencies. We developed an alternative teaching package using comics for two lower secondary mathematics topics. This alternative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Curriculum Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Zhai, Junqing; Tan, Aik-Ling – Research in Science Education, 2015
This study delves into the different roles that elementary science teachers play in the classroom to orchestrate science learning opportunities for students. Examining the classroom practices of three elementary science teachers in Singapore, we found that teachers shuttle between four key roles in enabling student learning in science. Teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science
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Rose, Heath; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In this article, we describe and evaluate an innovative pedagogical task designed to raise awareness of Global Englishes and to challenge standard language ideology in an English language classroom. The task encouraged the learning and debate of the controversial Speak Good English Movement, which campaigns for Singaporeans to use a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics
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Sung, Johnny; Freebody, Simon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Lifelong learning policy came and went in many countries in the last few decades. Much of the lifelong learning policy experience has been either ineffective or drifting in and out of policy discussions unnoticed. Yet, in 2015, Singapore launched a new policy initiative known as SkillsFuture, which brought lifelong learning back into mainstream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Pang, Christopher; Lau, Jesslyn; Seah, Chong Poh; Cheong, Linda; Low, Audrey – Education Sciences, 2018
Using a grounded theory research design, this paper examined the collaborative learning experiences of secondary school students in Singapore. The core phenomenon that emerged was the need for social interactions in collaborative learning, both in classroom and online settings. Educators often take for granted that effective collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Students
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Lim, Ching-Tse Donna; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Although learning environments research has thrived for decades in many countries and school subjects, English classroom environment research is still in its infancy. This article paves the way for expanding research on English classroom environments by (1) reviewing the limited past research in English classrooms and (2) reporting the first study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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