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The Research@EastZone collaborates with the National Institute of Education, Academy of Singapore Teachers and other renowned institutions to bring in trainers for courses and workshops conducted throughout the year. East Zone Senior and Lead Teachers also anchor regular workshops on Research Training. If you are new to, but are interested in, conducting educational research, there should be something suitable for you here.  

Course and Workshop Listings:

These are the programmes available for 2020:

COE Research@EZ, in partnership with Office of Education Research (OER), NIE, cordially invite you to our webinar “Turn-around Pedagogies: Teaching Practices that Foster Academic Resilience”

The session provides the EZ school faculty with the opportunity to interact with our NIE researcher on educational research of current relevant issues in Singapore schools. The session has two objectives:

i. Provide insights from educational research of Singapore schools on teacher learning and professional development, teaching, and student learning;

ii. Foster dialogue between NIE and School faculties to inspire and encourage deep practitioner inquiry and/or practitioner-research initiatives within and between schools.


This session draws upon the results of a study conducted by the presenter’s research team that involved a large sample of lower achieving students and their teachers. Using resilience theory and self-determination theory as frameworks, the study sought to identify distinctive need-supportive practices of teachers who were deemed as potentially effective in fostering academic resilience of students at-risk of continued poor academic performance. The insights that will be shared during the session are based on multiple data sources: survey questionnaires, classroom observations and interviews involving teachers and students. The session will resonate well with educators seeking to promote positive relationships, competence, autonomy, and resilience among academically at-risk students, and searching for innovative practices enacted within Singapore classrooms. The session will also challenge educators to reflect on their own attitudes, assumptions and practices on how to support lower achieving students to turn their achievement around.

About the Presenter:

Dr Imelda Caleon.PNGDr. Imelda Santos Caleon is an Assistant Dean on Partnerships and Programme Director of the Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Well-being Research Programme at the Office of Education Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Caleon received Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees from NTU. Her research portfolio amounts to USD2.16M of competitive research funds. She has conducted several studies focusing on the academic resilience of at-risk learners. Her recent research publications can be found in the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Child Indicators Research and Journal of Early Adolescence. She has conducted close to 100 invited workshops and presentations, mostly on positive psychology and positive education. The positive education packages developed by her research team have been used by about 4000 students in Singapore. She has been working closely with several schools in Singapore as a research collaborator or consultant, to develop and implement positive psychology intervention activities tailored for diverse groups of learners.

Workshop Details:

Date: 28 August 2020, Friday
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00pm (45 minutes sharing and 15 mins Q &A)
Platform: Zoom

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly sign up for the session by 16th August.

Registration for session/s: Sign up here

As the session is hosted by Research@EZ, priority is given to EZ teachers for registration. Places will be opened to other zones after 16th August.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.