Professional Learning Programme: Enhancing Indonesian Teacher Education
The HEAD Foundation and the World Bank designed this Professional Learning Programme specifically for Mathematics and Science teacher trainers in Indonesia, to critically examine current arrangements in the delivery and effectiveness of the Professional Pedagogical Training Programme (Pendidikan Profesi Guru, PPG) for teachers.
Speaker Series: Science sheds Light on Myths & Mysteries — A Case Study of Edible Bird’s Nest
Swiftlets of genus Aerodramus fuchiphagus build edible bird’s nest (EBN) with a saliva-like secretion which is believed to have exceptional nutritional and medicinal properties. On 10 January 2019, Prof Lee Soo Ying from the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences and the Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, NTU, shared his research around EBN.
Nobel Laureate Lecture: Looking to the Frontiers of Fundamental Science
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004, Professor David Gross outlined some of the great unknowns at the frontiers of Fundamental Science, particularly on how the Universe began, how we are trying to find the answers to these questions and what the answers might be.
THF Working Paper 2/2018: Twenty Years of Thinking Schools, Learning Nation (TSLN) Vision: Reflections on Singapore’s ICT Masterplans
This Working Paper summarises the four ICT masterplans implemented since the “Thinking Schools Learning Nation Initiative” (TSLN) and raises some questions on where we are, what could be the next level in the technology reform journey and what we think has been achieved.
THF Workshop Report No. 6: Thinking Schools, Learning Nation
In this sixth issue of THF Workshop Reports, we look back at one of Singapore’s major education reform initiatives: “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation” (TSLN). Prof S Gopinathan, Ms Ho Peng, A/Prof Dennis Kwek, Dr Alistair Chew, Dr Loh Kah Seng and Prof Kerry Kennedy share their unique perspectives.
Internationalising teacher education: Could it accelerate educational development?
Could internationalising teacher education accelerate educational development? Dr. Rita Z. Nazeer-Ikeda, Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Waseda University, shares her thoughts on the case of Singapore.
Book Review: English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia
Written by international scholars specialising in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia brings together research-based insights on teacher preparation for pre-service English teachers in the ASEAN Plus Three region. Read THF’s Tham Yin Yee’s review of the book.