Action research is research based on teachers’ first-hand experiences, contextualized by local settings, supported by school-generated data, and answering specific educational needs of well-defined stakeholders” – Wong, 2004

Our staff regularly conduct action research to tackle learning issues they face in the classroom. For instance, Lai Say Beng presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE)2021 on how he adopted LearningANTS and EdTech tools for Home-Based Learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to access his video recording of the session.

In the 8th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC), Andreas Dewanto and Tan Teow Chye’s paper on Technology-facilitated Learning Journey to Science Centre Singapore for Non-science and Technology Polytechnic Foundational Programme Students was accepted. Lim Pei Chin, Lau Yan Moh and Yaw-Chee Ping Yuen’s paper on Using Connect Math and Khan Academy for blended learning was also accepted in the same conference.

Within Singapore Polytechnic, MS staff regularly submit papers for Journal of Teaching Practice and ICT-enabled Learning Award for our in-house Excellence in Education & Training Convention. Our 2021 award winners are:


ICT-Enabled Learning Award (ICTLA)

  • Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Using Peerwise To Learn Combinatorics And Probability by Lucas Giam, Yanto Jakop
  • Home-Based Experiments Using Arduino Science Journal App by Andreas Dewanto, Tan Teow Chye
  • Using Edutech Tools To Replicate The Physical Classroom Activities Contributed To The  Success Of HBL by Chin Li Cheong, Chia Tien Chern, Foong Ruyi, Karen Wong


Journal of Teaching Practice (JTP)

  • Incorporating Singapore Polytechnic's Self-Directed Learning Model In The Polytechnic Foundation Programme by Lim Pei Chin, Patrick Phang, Dr Melvin Lim
  • Self-Directed Learning In A Physics Module by Dr Babulakshmanan Ramachandran, Tan Teow Chye
  • Some Insights From Blackboard Item Analysis And Other Assessment Data In A Statistics Module by Chiang Teik Weng, Kok-Mak Chew Pheng