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Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Chronicle of Research and Development in a Singaporean Context

Editors: Tan, Seng Chee, Chen, Shen-Hsing Annabel (Eds.)

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  • Introduces innovative teaching and learning approaches in higher education
  • Proposes research and development ideas and methods for teaching and learning approaches in higher education
  • Provides insights into journeys of transformation regarding teaching and learning in higher education  
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This book chronicles the journeys of educational researchers and academics who have engaged in research and development to improve teaching and learning at universities. It highlights the research evidence, approaches, and in many cases, the journey of transformation rather than prescribing certain principles of and approaches to effective instruction. In other words, it not only describes the destination, but also various pathways leading toward it. Further, it focuses on mechanisms for improving the approaches discussed, rather than simply determining whether one works better than the other.  As such, novice and seasoned academics and teaching staff in higher education will benefit from this book, not just from the teaching and learning approaches it highlights, but also from the insights into the respective journeys. The research and development methods and approaches discussed here will also appeal to researchers working in teaching and learning in higher education.

About the authors

Associate Professor Seng Chee Tan was among the pioneers who helped to set up the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Deputy Director of CRADLE@NTU from 2015 to 2016 and Acting Co-director from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Tan received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University and joined the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in 2000. Prior to his appointment at CRADLE, he served in a number of roles promoting the use of ICT in education, including as Head of the Learning Sciences and Technologies academic group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, and as Assistant Director of the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education. His research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, knowledge creation in education, and teacher education. He is the first editor of the book “Knowledge Creation in Education” (Springer), published in 2014 and the first author of the book “Pushing the frontier: A cohesive system-wide approach to integrating ICT into education” (Springer), published in 2017.

S.H. Annabel Chen is a Professor of Psychology at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and holds joint appointments at LKC Medicine and the NIE. She is a clinical neuropsychologist (licensed in Clinical Psychology, USA; Singapore Registry of Psychologists) by training and has worked with both adult and child populations. She received her doctorate in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology from Purdue University in Indianapolis. After completing her clinical psychology internship in Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine, she went on to pursue a postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology with Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research affiliate at the Lucas MRS/I Center of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and as an Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University’s Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. She joined NTU in 2008 and served as the Associate Chair of Research at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences before becoming the Acting Director of CRADLE. Her research interests include higher cognition in the cerebellum, ageing neuroscience, deception neuroscience and education neuroscience.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Tan, Seng Chee (et al.)

  • A Systematic Review of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research in Higher Education Institutes from 2014–2019

    Pages 11-43

    How, Zhan Jie

  • The Impact of Bilingualism on Skills Development and Education

    Pages 47-69

    Wu, Chiao-Yi (et al.)

  • A Preliminary Study on the Impact of a Brief Online Growth Mindset Intervention on University Students

    Pages 73-90

    Ng, Betsy (et al.)

  • Negotiating Objects of Activity for Teacher Learning in a Professional Learning Community

    Pages 91-104

    Chue, Shien (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Chronicle of Research and Development in a Singaporean Context
Editors
  • Seng Chee Tan
  • Shen-Hsing Annabel Chen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4980-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4980-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4979-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 254
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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