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    Building an evidence-base for initiaul teacher education (ITE) in NIE: A bridging project
    (2009-11) ; ; ; ;
    Selim Ben Said
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    Hui, Chenri
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    Lam, Audrey
    "In 2009, a project-OER 13/09 LEL Building an Evidence-base for ITP in NIE: A Formative Project-was funded to initiate a program of research activities that seeks to achieve a rich and contextualised understanding of the nature, substance and professional impact of student teachers' learning within NIE's ITE programmes." -- p. 3.
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    Building an evidence-base to support teacher growth: A career-long perspective (Phase I)
    (Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2024) ; ;
    Goh, Charles Sao-Ee
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    Goodwin, A. Lin
    Since 2009, the PI and her team have been building an evidence-base to help inform policies on, and practices of initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in the National Institute of Education (NIE) and early career professional learning of local teachers in five research projects. Building on and extending the team's earlier work on ITE and early career teacher learning, this project intends to characterise the impact of experience—both cumulative and episodic—on career-long development and sustainability of Singaporean teachers. Understanding teacher career development and sustainability beyond the early career phase will become more important as the age of Singapore’s teaching force increases, in line with the nation’s demographic trends. This project aims to contribute to the chain of evidence linking ITE with subsequent within-career experience to understand whether and why teachers’ professional identity, competence, and commitment change over time.
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    Examining e-learning in schools through the Organisational Change Model
    In the Singapore education system, e-learning is fast becoming the next frontier for schools. E-learning has the potential to add great value to education, allowing modes of learning that have never been possible in the traditional classroom context. However, before we hail e-learning as the definitive step forward in education and plunge headlong into it, educators have to understand e-learning and its implications in school leadership, management,curriculum, resources and pedagogy. While a well thought through approach will bring great gains to a school, blindly plunging into it may bring great pains because the process of change can be fraught with subtle pitfalls. Using the Organisational Change Model, this article provides a framework for schools to systemically and systematically consider the issues related to the implementation of e-learning in schools and the process of change. It argues that school leaders should consider the goals, business, culture, processes, and enablers(working tools) seamlessly and coherently in order that e-learning could be anchored in the school to bring real sustainable benefits.
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    Building an evidence-base for teacher education: Phase I: Pedagogical characterization of an initial teacher education classroom
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    Hui, Chenri
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    Lin, Jane Huiling
    This study examined the pedagogical practice of an initial teacher education course from the diploma programme in the National Institute of Education and how it contributed to student teachers’ professional growth in terms of pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional identity as a teacher. This study made use of videographic data of 11 lessons of the course over an entire semester, and end-of-course focus group interviews with the student teachers and the lecturer who conducted the course. The findings have important implications for pedagogical practice in teacher education.
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    Teaching as a career choice: Triggers and drivers
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    Hui, Chenri
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    Cai, Li
    Why people are drawn to teaching has been a focal research area. However, previous studies seem to centre on the traditional conceptualisations of intrinsic, altruistic, and extrinsic motivations as well as some other similar categorisations. This study attempts to discuss the issue from a different conceptual stance, proposing a distinction between the “triggers” and the “drivers”. The influences on the motivation for joining teaching were explored through in-depth interviews with 26 student teachers. Results show that student teachers’ motivations for joining teaching in Singapore may differ in important ways from that of their counterparts in other places. More importantly, the results highlighted differences between “triggers” and “drivers” as well as the inter-relatedness between them. Some practical implications are drawn for teacher education both within Singapore and internationally.
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    How do teacher affective and cognitive self-concepts predict their willingness to teach challenging students?
    (Edith Cowan University, 2019) ; ;
    Hui, Chenri
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    Cai, Li
    Building on and extending earlier research on student self-concepts and studies investigating teachers working with students with social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties, disorders, or disturbance, this longitudinal study examined teacher self-concepts in relation to their willingness to teach challenging students in mainstream classrooms. In the current study, “challenging students” refer to those who may pose a challenge to the teacher, either behaviourally or academically. Statistical measures included analysis of variance, correlation analysis, path analysis, and commonality analysis. Survey data collected from 108 participants at three different time points consistently showed that affective self-concept was a stronger predictor than cognitive self-concept of teachers’ willingness to teach challenging students. This study affirms and extends self-concept research by showing that the affective dimension of teacher self-concept is a better predictor of choice indicators than the cognitive dimension. The study also highlights the importance of developing and sustaining a strong sense of professional enjoyment for teachers in facing challenging teaching environments.
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    Building an evidence-base for teacher education: Phase II
    (Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2024) ;
    Goodwin, A. Lin
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    This is the fourth in a suite of four projects which aim to establish an evidence-base for the continual review and enhancement of initial teacher education (ITE) and early career teacher professional learning and development (TPL&D) within Singapore. Therefore, this project is the continuation and expansion of our three previously funded research projects (OER 13/09 LEL, OER 04/10 LEL, and OER 15/11 LEL). Specifically, this project investigates how ITE programmes and the first two years of teaching experiences impact the development of professional competencies and identities of student teachers and beginning teachers (BTs) in Singapore.
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