Updated: 05/14/2014 22:39

NTU sets up CRADLE of learning

NTU sets up CRADLE of learning

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is raising the bar in tertiary learning. 

It's establishing a new centre to fill the void in research on the best learning practices specific to Singapore's tertiary education sector.

It's known as the Centre for Research and Development in Learning, or CRADLE for short. 

Among CRADLE's key aims are to help students "learn how to learn" and to develop new skills for effective learning. 

It'll also look at new ways to assess students, such as computer-assisted assessment or assessment from home.

CRADLE builds on NTU's efforts to invest $20 million to implement a comprehensive suite of learning innovations at its new medical school with Imperial College. 

NTU intends to expand these innovations to its other schools.

It has also appointed Professor Lee Sing Kong, currently Director of National Institute of Education, to a new position as the Vice President for Education Strategies. 

Prof Lee, who steps down as Director of NIE at the end of June, will lead the development of NTU's strategies and innovations in curricula, teaching methods and assessment.

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