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MiniMasters​​™ (NIE)


Participants can apply to stack these courses towards a Graduate Certificate (total 12 AUs), an NTU MiniMasters™​​ (total 16 AUs) and/or transfer to a relevant Master’s programme upon successful admission, subject to prevailing University’s guidelines and approval.​

The table below shows the MiniMasters™​ and their relevant courses:
​MiniMasters™

​​Courses
​Advanced Pedagogical ​Practices Compulsory 

These courses are offered in bite-sizes of 1 AU or 2 AUs each. For more information, click here.
​​Curriculum and Teaching Compulsory
​Drama Education Compulsory
​Early Childhood Education Compulsory
Educational Management Compulsory
Instructional Design
(E-Learning)
Compulsory
Learning and Development Compulsory

Select 2
​Physical Activity and Health ​Compulsory
Professional Training and Development ​​Compulsory
​Science Education Compulsory
​Special Education ​Compulsory
​Technology for Teaching and Learning Compulsory
  
* Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
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Note: Registration will close 2 weeks prior to course commencement date except for courses that are stackable towards a MiniMastersTM Certificate, please check individual course closing date.

This course is intended to provide participants with an understanding of basic theoretical, procedural, and technical aspects of evaluation. The goal is to help participants develop some basic knowledge and skills in the application of evaluation models to various training programmes.

Subcategory: (NIE) Professional Training and Development | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3773.59
COURSE DATE

Instructional designers need to have the knowledge of a wide repertoire of instructional theories, methods and strategies in order to address different types of performance gap.

This course aims to provide conceptual understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of selected training/instructional methods and strategies. It aims to provide opportunities for students to explore concrete training/instructional design theories and to design appropriate strategies and/or activities to achieve the instructional objectives.

Given a performance problem, the students will be able to apply the instructional theories and approaches to address the needs of the learners and the performance gap.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Professional Training and Development | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

One of the effective ways of using technologies to learn is to use technologies as cognitive tools or so called Mindtools (Jonassen, 2000). Students use Mindtools to construct personal meaning, thus engage in critical, creative, and complex thinking. Mindtools act as intellectual partners that the students learn with, rather than the traditional computer-assisted instruction where students learn from computers. Examples of Mindtools include concept mapping tools and collaborative learning tools.

In this course, participants will be introduced to the underpinning learning theories and practical considerations for the use technological tools as Mindtools. At the end of the course, participants should be able to use some of the tools to enhance students' cognition. Participants are expected to engage in critical thinking and collaborative learning in this course.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Technology for Teaching and Learning | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

This course aims to create opportunities for investigating and understanding the design of interactive learning environments (ILEs) and envisioning the design of new ILEs that support diverse learning needs. Together, we will discuss, interrogate, and deconstruct ideas about how people learn and how learning can be supported with ILEs. We will use these ideas to examine the design and implementation of ILEs familiar to you and popular in education settings.

The fundamental focus combines reading and discussing scholarly articles with hands-on usage of selected learning environments and tools and subsequent reflections. These aims will be organized around a set of issues and themes concerning the design of interactive learning environments. Our consideration of some of the problems for which ILEs can be solutions and some of the contributions that existing platforms and tools offer will be coupled by individual reflection and collective discussions that link these aims and considerations to our careers as teachers, trainers, facilitators, or other learning professionals.

We will have a flexible and adaptive course structure that enables us to explore ILEs through multiple pathways. Many of these structures will develop as we advance through the course. Nevertheless, the overarching focus will always be the formulation of substantive challenges in teaching and learning, and the critical interrogation of these challenges through the lens of the learning sciences.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Technology for Teaching and Learning | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

Many schools integrate e-learning activities with their face-to-face tutorial sessions. This is the blended learning environment for students. This course explores the three major components of blended learning approach: face-to-face tutorial sessions, asynchronous online activities, and synchronous online activities. We discuss the design of blended learning environment in school context. The focus is on the use of instructional technology and various instructional strategies to support student learning.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Technology for Teaching and Learning | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

This course discusses the tools, design, pedagogy and practices of technology supported assessment to enhance teaching and learning experiences from both cognitive and social constructive perspectives. The course covers pedagogies and approaches in designing assessment and principles for the appropriate use of technology supported assessment. The benefits and challenges, barrier and enablers in technology supported assessment will be also discussed.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Technology for Teaching and Learning | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

In the new information age, many traditional classroom courses or training programmes need to be re-developed and conducted online to meet the needs of adult learners who often have to balance their work demands with their social lives.

In this course, the participants will learn how to use web-based tools,e-learning authoring tools and produce videos so that they can easily develop and conduct e-learning sessions for teaching and training in practice.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Instructional Design (E-Learning) | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Credit/Accreditation: SFC
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3773.59
COURSE DATE

The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with opportunities to examine key issues in conceptualisation, enactment and evaluation of the science curriculum, and their implications for research and development.

The participants will learn about the history of changes to the science curriculum around the world. They will examine science standards documents from various countries and make connections to our Singapore science curriculum frameworks. They will unpack the term scientific literacy as discussed in 21 Century Competencies literature and understand its connections to PISA.

With knowledge about the sociopolitical context of science curriculum reform and issues in science reform, course participants will appreciate the usefulness of understanding evaluation perspectives and methods and apply them to design an evaluation study of a school-based science curriculum or programme.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Science Education | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 3526.72
COURSE DATE

To strengthen the theory-practice nexus of the constructivist perspective, as introduced in the foundation course (MSC 881).

To raise educators awareness of student difficulties in school science and for them to design instruction to address these difficulties in order to help students learn meaningfully.

To introduce research in identifying misconceptions and effecting conceptual change.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Science Education | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Funded Programme: ITM (SSG)
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 292.52
COURSE DATE

Learning science involves students making sense of and generating multiple modes of representations (e.g., written text, images and mathematical symbols) that characterise science.

Classroom teachers also make use multiple media and forms of representations to present the subject matter and shape their students conceptual understanding.

This course will offer participants an overview of the theories and analytical tools so that participants are able to examine representations and media that are used in research and in classroom practice.

In addition, participants will apply the theories learned to analyse representational artifacts commonly used in the teaching of science (e.g., diagram, textbook), including the use of new media such as simulation and video to determine their efficacy in supporting student learning.

 

Subcategory: (NIE) Science Education | 52.00 Hour(s) | NIE, Trainers
Funded Programme: ITM (SSG)
FULL FEE
SGD 4408.40
FEE AFTER MAX FUNDING
SGD 292.52
COURSE DATE
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