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    Perceptions of fourth grade students on technology enabled self-directed learning and collaborative learning activities in English writing lessons in Singapore
    The purpose of this study is to explore and compare fourth grade students’ perceptions of technology enabled self-directed learning and collaborative learning during their five-week English writing lesson. Three elementary schools in Singapore were invited to participate in the study. In this pseudo-experimental study, students in the intervention group were able to use various technology tools to develop their self-directed learning and collaborative learning skills while working on their writing tasks. At the end of the intervention, their perceptions of self-directed learning and collaborate learning with technology were collected and compared with the control group. There were significant differences in the perceptions between the control and the experimental groups.
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    A meta-analysis study of the implementation of flipped classroom and teachers’ and students’ attitude
    (2020)
    Farah Syafiqah Johari
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    The flipped classroom approach is an instructional approach that incorporates computer-based learning outside of classroom and collaborative learning in the classroom (Bishop & Verleger, 2013). In this approach, teachers prepared resources on specific concepts and content that they would like to teach the students by integrating the use of technology. Students, on the other hand, would be assigned to complete certain tasks such as viewing videos, PowerPoint slide and online assignment via the Learning Management System (LMS) portal before coming to class. In this way, students can learn at their own pace until they are able to grasp the content. Therefore, this research would firstly, find out how schools implemented the flipped classroom. Secondly, this research aims to find out the strengths of the flipped classroom in terms of students’ performance, students’ attitude and teachers’ attitude. Thirdly, this research also aims to find out the challenges of implementing the flipped classroom. For this research, 11 empirical studies that were published in reputable journals from different countries were selected for the meta-analysis.
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    Closing the gap: Pre-service teachers' perceptions of an ICT based, student centred learning curriculum
    (2007-12)
    Lee, Chwee Beng
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    Teo, Timothy
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    Chai, Ching Sing
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    Tan, Ashley
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    Seah, Jimmy Han Meng
    As technology continues to influence many aspects of our social and work lives, it is important that school experiences equip students the skills and knowledge that will enable them to develop into effective independent, creative, and lifelong learners to cope with the influx of changes. Given that teachers play a key role in the effective use of technology in education, there is a need to ensure that teacher education programs prepare teachers for the effective integration of ICT in the classrooms. We believe that there is a need to adopt a student-centered learning framework to design our ICT based Student-Centred Learning (SCL) curriculum for all pre-service teachers. In this paper, we presents parts of the findings from a curriculum review which evaluated 483 pre-service teachers’ overall satisfaction level towards an ICT based SCL course. We also provide some recommendations to the ICT curriculum based on the results found.
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    Nurturing preservice teachers’ understanding of technology-enhanced pedagogy through reflection
    (2010-12)
    Gao, Ping
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    Wong, Angela F. L.
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    Wang, Long Long
    This paper reports the preliminary qualitative findings of the first-year phase from a two-year study, in which we aimed to investigate: 1) the preservice teachers' knowledge, attitudes and use of Information Technology (ICT) for classroom teaching and learning, and 2) their learning from reflection upon their use of ICT throughout their two-year initial preparation program. The major first-year findings showed that all the 14 participants demonstrated a gain in ICT knowledge and skills and register positive changes in their beliefs in and attitudes toward using ICT for classroom teaching and learning. Their use of ICT, however, varied greatly from using ICT as a presentation tool to support their instruction to engaging their students in using ICT to work on the authentic tasks. The participants’ reflection reinforced their perceptions of using ICT for classroom teaching and learning. The recommendations for engaging preservice teachers in reflection are discussed.
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    Learning in the 21st century
    This chapter discusses changes in perspectives about teaching and learning, as well as our state-of-the-art knowledge about ways to optimize learning in the 21st century. Researchers and educators suggested the need to change teaching and learning practices from those that cater to the Industrial Age to those that are aligned with the Knowledge Age. It involves changing roles, such as teachers acting as facilitators and co-learners and students taking more ownership in learning. This chapter will also discuss principles to optimise learning for 21st-century competencies using technologies.
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    A four-year longitudinal study of the development of student teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and skills in teaching
    (2012-04) ;
    Wong, Angela F. L.
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    Chong, Sylvia
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    Goh, Kim Chuan
    This study followed a cohort of student teachers from the beginning of their teacher education program to the end of the third year of teaching, looking at their perceived changes in pedagogical knowledge and skills in teaching in Singapore. The PKST survey comprising 37 items with six factors were used to collect data. In the cohort of over 1300 student teachers, 353 participated in all five survey data collections. The results showed that the participants’ overall pedagogical knowledge and skills in teaching increased significantly. The largest increases were found in knowledge in lesson planning and skills in classroom management. The skills in showing care and concern did not show significant increases until the end of third year of teaching.
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    Postgraduate diploma student teachers' perceptions of their levels of knowledge and skills at the bginning and end of their initial teacher preparation programme
    (2008-11)
    Wong, Angela F. L.
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    Chong, Sylvia
    This paper reports a part of a longitudinal study of 170 student teachers who were enrolled in the 2004 intake of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Primary (PGDE – Primary) initial teacher preparation (ITP) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. It examined the changes, if any, in the student teachers' perceptions of their pedagogical knowledge and skills at the beginning and the end of their teacher preparation using a survey which was administered at these two data points. The survey instrument was found to be reliable for assessing these perceptions of knowledge and skills. The findings also indicated that the student teachers' perception of their pedagogical knowledge and skills in facilitating student learning, planning and preparing lessons, assessing students and accommodating student diversity increased significantly by the end of their teacher preparation programme. However, the level of their perceived knowledge in the area of non-teaching responsibilities remained unchanged while their perceived skills in this factor decreased significantly at the end of the programme. Implications of these findings on the PGDE (Primary) ITP programme will be discussed in this paper.
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    Beginning teachers’ pedagogical skills and knowledge towards positive pedagogic teacher-student relationships
    (2014-06) ;
    Wong, Angela F. L.
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    Chong, Sylvia
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    This study investigated beginning teachers’ self-perceived pedagogical knowledge and skills in engaging and managing their students. More specifically, it discussed the development of positive pedagogic teacher-student relationships across three time points: at the exit of their pre-service program, at the end of the first year of teaching, and at the end of the third year of teaching. Four factors were extracted: (a) student learning; (b) accommodating diversity; (c) classroom management; and (d) showing care and concern. A sample of 358 beginning teachers participated in the study. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) results showed that there were significant increases in all four factors across the three time points. The results are useful in informing teacher education programs as well as teacher induction programs to facilitate support for beginning teachers during their beginning years of teaching.
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    Perception changes in knowledge and skills of graduating student teachers: A Singapore study
    (2010)
    Chong, Sylvia
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    Wong, Angela F. L.
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    Goh, Kim Chuan
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions that student teachers hold of the level of their knowledge and skills in the areas of pedagogy and classroom management. A sample of 596 student teachers completed the survey on their perceptions at the beginning and at the end of their initial teacher preparation programme. The results of the study indicated that student teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills in the areas of facilitation, lesson preparation, classroom management, feedback and evaluation increased significantly upon completion of their teacher preparation programme. However, their perceived skill level in the area of care and concern remained unchanged by the end of the programme. The findings also showed that although the student teachers perceived their knowledge and skills at about the same level at the beginning of the programme, they perceived their knowledge level to be significantly higher than their skills level by the end of the programme.