The Humanities and Social Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education
The Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group is responsible for the professional preparation and development of teachers in the subject areas of primary and secondary social studies, geography, history, economics, elements of business, and accounting. We conduct educational research in these areas as well as academic research in history, geography and sociology.
We are committed to exploring innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences such as inquiry-based learning and e-learning. We seek to develop best practices as we collaborate in partnerships with schools, teachers, and researchers.
HSSE values the importance of connecting with schools in order to know more about student learning, the concerns of teachers and school cultures. This enables HSSE to relate its curriculum and programmes to school needs and to prepare pre-service teachers to be skillful, critical and reflective practitioners, ready to make an impact in today’s schools. We also value partnership and collaboration with local, regional and international organisations to better understand new developments in educational practice and research. In doing so, our academic staff members are kept abreast of innovative practice and events that can advance our work.
Created a web portal HEN - a repository of teaching resources and materials for pre-service and school teachers. Beginning teachers are helping in the administration of the web portal
HSSE Staff have participated in school events and symposiums : Chelva Rajah – Judge at UN Mock Conference organised by Hwa Chong International School - Ivy Lim - Judge at UN Mock Conference organised by Hwa Chong International School - Kho Ee Moi - Judge at UN Mock Conference organised by Hwa Chong International School - Suhaimi Afandi – speaker at symposium organised by Singapore Chinese Girls School.
Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group (HSSE).
Block 3, NIE3-03-145, 1 Nanyang Walk Singapore 637 616
(65) 6790 3429 ( General Office )
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637 616
Tel: (65) 6790 3429 Fax: (65) 6896 9135