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A/P Manu Kapur received the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award

A/P Manu Kapur received the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award on 8 Sep 2014, for lifelong and outstanding contribution to education. 

Dr Manu Kapur gave a Keynote speech at the COMBIO Conference, Canberra

Dr Manu Kapur gave a Keynote speech on "Learning from Productive Failure" at the COMBIO Conference, Canberra, on 30 September 2014.

Keynote Address by Dr Manu Kapur at the Educational Leadership International Conference, India

Dr Manu Kapur gave a Keynote Address entitled "Productive Failure: Designing Learning for the 21st Century" on 6 September at the 7th Educational Leadership International Conference, Lucknow, India. 

Keynote Address by Dr Mingfong Jan at ITE College West

Dr. Mingfong Jan gave a keynote speech at Game Based Learning Symposium 2014 on 29 Aug 2014 at ITE College West.  The title of the talk was Game Base Learning: Expectation, Challenges and Motivation.  This event brings academics, practitioners, policy makers and industries who are dedicated to learning with games together.

A/P Manu Kapur’s research on implicit gender stereotypes and math achievement featured in The Straits Times

A/P Manu Kapur’s research on implicit gender stereotypes and math achievement featured in The Straits Times, in an article entitled " "Belief that "maths is for boys" = Top marks for all" " on "Home" section, page "B1", on 15 July 2014.

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang was commended for organising two panels on the inter-discourse between learning technology and the learning

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang has recently organised and chaired two panels at International Conference on Computers in Education 2013 (Bali, Indonesia; November 2013) and Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education 2014 (Shanghai, China; May 2014) respectively. Both panels shared the same theme, " Ideating cross-pollination: A marriage in the making between technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and the learning sciences", except that the GCCCE panel was Mandarin-speaking.

Associate Professor Manu Kapur has been awarded a $450, 000 grant

Associate Professor Manu Kapur has been awarded a $450, 000 grant by the Ministry of Education of Singapore for translating his Productive Failure learning design across key concepts in the Singapore A-level Statistics Curriculum.

Office of Education Research Working Papers Presentation—the Learning Sciences (by Dr Wong Lung Hsiang and Dr Jan Mingfong)

Representing the Office of Education Research in NIE, Dr Wong Lung Hsiang presented "Seamless Learning" and Dr JAN Mingfong presented "Game-based Learning 2.0" in Ministry of Educations' Professional Directors Meeting. The Professional Directors Meetings are regular meetings attended by all the directors of various divisions (i.e., the policy makers), chaired by Director of General in Education.

Paper published in Journal of Educational Technology & Society

A special issue entitled "Powering Up: Insights from Distinguished Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Projects across the World", guest edited by Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang (and Prof. Hwang Gwo-Jen from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) is published on the latest issue (Vol. 17, Issue 2) of the SSCI-listed Journal of Educational Technology & Society.

SMU-NIE Workshop

Seven members of LSL attended the SMU-NIE Workshop, which was held at the School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU) on May 9, 2014. The event was for mutual introduction to innovative and scalable learning practices developed by both institutions, and to explore possibilities for mutual collaboration in the future.

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