NIE International Graduate Student Conference 2020
The inaugural NIE International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) 2020 is a flagship event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. The conference, an event organized by graduate students, for graduate students, will be held on 1-3 July 2020, at NIE, Singapore. The NIE IGSC2020 aims to provide a platform for a global community of graduate students to share and discuss their research, interact professionally, and to access graduate-level training in with insights on academic preparation and data analysis trends.
The NIE IGSC2020 evolved from the Graduate Student Conference, which was first launched in 2012 as the "Graduate Student Day" by the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL) of NIE. The conference is now re-titled IGSC to reflect its broader scope and attendance from a diverse array of participating countries from the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Conference objective and scope
The theme of the NIE IGSC2020 is "Celebrating the Future of Interdisciplinary Research". This year’s conference will offer an opportunity to contemplate the future of this vibrant field for young researchers who bring new energy and enthusiasm to this growing field of inquiry.
The conference will be held on 1 – 3 July 2020, please save the date and stay tuned for more information!
What you can participate in
There are different ways you may participate in this event. You may either present an oral paper, a poster, or participate in the competitive 3-minute thesis. Alternatively, you may wish to just join in as a participant, enjoy the talks and workshops, interact with other students, and soak in the atmosphere.
To access the guidelines please click on the images below.
Participants may sign up for workshops of their choice.
What you can present
The theme of NIE IGSC2020 is "Celebrating the Future of Interdisciplinary Research". We strongly encourage graduate students from various research disciplines to present their research work at this conference. If you do wish to present a paper, you will need to submit an abstract for it, which could be in any of the four areas or fields of study listed below.
Examples include, but are not limited to fields and topics such as Educational Psychology, Counselling, Sociology and History of Education, Special Needs and Early Childhood Education, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Multimedia and Information Technology, Curriculum Development, School and Educational Management, Educational Management, New Literacies, Digital Literacies, Disciplinarity, Inter- and Cross-Disciplinarity, and Cognitive-Developmental Psychology.
Science and Mathematics
Examples include, but are not limited to fields and topics such as Biological Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Molecular Biology, Agrotechnology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Biology Education), Chemistry (Natural Products Chemistry, Polymer and Surfactant Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemistry Education), Physics (Plasma Radiation and Microlithography, RF Plasmas and Materials, Laser-materials Interactive, Laser-based Biophysics, Computational Science, Physics Education), and Mathematics (Algebra, Analysis, Graph Theory, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Modelling, Operations Research, Topology, Statistics).
Arts and Humanities
Examples include, but are not limited to fields and topics such as English Language, English Literature, Literature Pedagogy, Comparative Literature/Post-colonial Literature/Contemporary Literature, Chinese/Malay/Tamil Language and Literature, History, History Education, Geography, Geography Education, Social Studies Education, Social Sciences, Music, Art, Drama and Performance, Drama Education, Emergent Asian Theatre Forms and Training, and New Approaches to Shakespeare Production.
Examples include, but are not limited to fields and topics such as Sport Science, Exercise Physiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Sport Studies, Exercise/Sports Psychology, Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Sports History, Sports Management, Sports Pedagogy, Curriculum Theory in Physical Education, Instructional Processes in Physical Education, and Teacher Knowledge and Development in Physical Education.
Information about the registration
NIE/NTU student and faculty: 50 SGD
Others : 200 SGD
*Presenters are expected to settle the payment only upon confirmation of abstract acceptance.
Registration has been closed
Confirmation of abstract acceptance: by 17 February 2020
Conference fee payment: by 2 March 2020
Paper submission: by 2 May 2020
|Chair||Mr George-Cristian Potrivitu
Ms Zhang Weiyu
|Secretary||Mr Tou Nien Xiang|
|Academic Committee||Ms Qiao Ling Ling
Ms Sun Xiaoya
Ms Brigit Sebastian
Ms Edith Koh Hsing Dee
Ms Wang Fengjuan
|Social Committee||Mr Zhang Hui
Mr Loh Soon How
|Publicity Subcommittee||Ms Sim Hui Xuan Alexiaa
Mr Chen Yixiong
|International Committee||Mr Liu Yanhua
Mr Krit Niramittham
Ms Indah Wahyu Puji Utami
|Sponsorship Committee||Mr Philip Phua
Ms How Ee Ran
Ms Janna Loh
|Faculty Advisors||A/P Cheung Yin Ling (Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement)
Asst/P Kee Ying Hwa (Assistant Dean, Higher Degrees by Research)
|Administrative Support||Ms Sharon Low Hun Ling
Ms Joanne S.Y. Lee
Ms Noor Azizah Binte Mokhtar
The logo of NIE IGSC2020 is an adaptation from the previous GSC logo to symbolize its origin and continuity with the past GSCs. The logo adopts the NIE corporate colors: red, blue, yellow, white and black as an indication of its affiliation to the institute and the institute’s mission of Inspiring Learning, Transforming Teaching, Advancing Research.
The inspiration behind the design which depicts interconnected and distinct strands is "interdisciplinarity", which is an exciting pathway of future research and the theme of the NIE IGSC2020. Interdisciplinarity is about connecting, integrating, and regenerating new knowledge based on established research practices and perspectives from different disciplines. This concept is visually expressed in the logo’s integration of the NIE logo, showing its alignment with NIE’s goal to be an institute of distinction which brings together an interaction of established research traditions and new frontiers of research. Through this interaction, the NIE IGSC seeks to break new ground in the areas of interdisciplinary research, and catalyze connections across diverse fields for inspiring learning, transforming teaching, and advancing research.