Dr. Kapur is Head of Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore and an Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group. He received his doctorate in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York where he also completed a Master of Science in Applied Statistics. He also has a Master of Education from the NIE and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He conceptualized the notion of Productive Failure and used it to explore the hidden efficacies in the seemingly failed effort of small groups solving ill-structured problems collaboratively in an online environment. His current research extends this line of work across the modalities of classroom settings in Singapore. Professor Kapur will talk about his research, which focuses on three critical areas of pedagogical change: (1) working to understand student understanding, (2) developing representational practice for making knowledge and processes visible for reflection, and (3) engaging in pedagogical moves that support students’ inquiry.
Changing the Practice of Teaching
SALTISE Conference 2013