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Koh, Elizabeth; Hong, Helen; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Teamwork, one of the core competencies for the twenty-first century learner, is a critical skill for work and learning. However, assessing teamwork is complex, in particular, developing a measure of teamwork that is domain-generic and applicable across a wide range of learners. This paper documents one such study that leverages technology to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Towndrow, Phillip; Kwek, Dennis Beng Kiat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Set against the backdrop of reinvigorating the study of literature and concerns about the adequate preparation of students for the world of work, this paper explores how a Singapore teacher presented a literary text in the classroom. Drawing on data from a large-scale representative sample of Singapore schools in instruction and assessment…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Literature, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Leonard – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of "21st Century Competencies" (21CC) through the secondary school band programme. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Miriam Chang Yi; Chow, Jia Yi; Button, Chris; Tan, Clara Wee Keat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Nonlinear Pedagogy is an exploratory approach to teaching and learning Physical Education that can be potentially effective to help children acquire relevant twenty-first century competencies. Underpinned by Ecological Dynamics, the focus of Nonlinear Pedagogy is on the learner and includes the provision of less prescriptive instructions and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Low, Ee Ling; Hui, Chenri; Cai, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores how thinking and values in student teachers are cultivated in the Singapore context, via a case study of a teacher educator selected based on having won excellence in teaching commendation awards. The study adopts a qualitative case study methodology (i.e., interviews with the teacher educator and her student teachers) and uses…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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Hung, David; Toh, Yancy; Jamaludin, Azilawati; So, Hyo-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper argues for innovation diffusion as a "becoming" process in the context of lateral and vertical moves. The context of these innovations involves technology-mediated innovations and their diffusion trajectories in the Singapore education system. Embedded in a centralized-decentralized dialectics, this paper traces particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Educational Practices
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Yeo, Lay See; Chong, Wan Har; Neihart, Maureen F.; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Teachers' positive attitude is most critically and consistently associated with successful inclusion. However, little is known about teachers' first-hand encounters with inclusive education in Singapore. We present findings from a qualitative study on inclusion based on focus group interviews with 202 teachers from 41 resourced primary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Yeo, Lay See; Neihart, Maureen; Tang, Hui Nee; Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This paper describes a preschool inclusion initiative in Singapore, which currently has no mandate for integrating children with special needs in mainstream schools. This very small-scale qualitative study involving children with mild learning disabilities discusses a therapy outreach programme by a local children's hospital. It explores the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Gao, Ping; Wong, Angela F. L.; Choy, Doris; Wu, Jing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
As part of a two-year, mixed methods study, the focus of this paper reports the qualitative findings that are related to nine beginning teachers' learning to teach with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) during their first year of teaching. It aims to explore how these teachers deepen their understanding performances of technology…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Yeo, Roland K.; Marquardt, Michael J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
The paper draws on the underpinnings of SERVQUAL (a Service Quality measurement model) and explores three key aspects of service standards as adopted by an Engineering School in Singapore: customer orientation, course design/delivery and support services. Qualitative methodology was employed and data were collected by means of structured in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Quality Control