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Competitive Research Grants

International Grants
(2006-2015: Total funding received of approx S$1.5m (or US$ 1.1m) in direct costs)

  1. Nov 2014: Co-PI on an Australian Research Council funded project: Agent-based virtual learning environments for understanding science. (PI: Dr Michael Jacobson, $730K)
  2. Apr 2010: Co-Investigator on a European Union funded project: Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Representations (PI: Dr Armin Weinberger, Direct Costs: $32K)
  3. Jan 2010: Collaborator on an Australian Research Council funded project: Virtual Environments for Learning Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry Skills (PI: Dr Michael Jacobson, $600K)

Singapore-based Grants
(2006-2014: Total funding received of approx. S$2.5m (or US$ 1.9m) in direct costs)

  1. Jan 2015: Co-Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: An Investigation of Nonlinear Pedagogy and Its Application in Singapore Schools. (Direct Costs: $250K).
  2. Jul 2014: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Translating Productive Failure in the Singapore A-level Statistics Curriculum. (Direct Costs: $550K).
  3. Jul 2012: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Implicit Social Cognition as a Predictor of Academic Performance. (Direct Costs: $100K)
  4. Oct 2011: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Building teachers’ capacity in assessment for learning of 21st century skills in mathematics. (Direct Costs: $480K).
  5. May 2011: Co-Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: STEP* for the Future: Investigating Pedagogical Change in New Approaches to Learning and Teaching in the Knowledge Age. (Direct Costs: $250K).
  6. Apr 2009: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Designing for Productive Failure. (Direct Costs: $680K).
  7. Apr 2008: Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: Integrative Phenomenological and Computational Study of the Collective Dynamics of Productive Failure in Collaborative Problem Solving. (Direct Costs: $100K)
  8. Feb 2007: Principal Investigator of a Nanyang Technological University funded project: Collective Intelligence in Wikipedia: Computational Agent-Based Modeling of Large-Scale Authorial Dynamics. (Direct Costs: $45K)
  9. Sep 2006: Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: “Scaffold Less, Learn More”: Exploring Productive Failure in Complex, ill-structured Learning and Performance Spaces. (Direct Costs: $50K)
  10. Sep 2006: Co-Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: Engaging Secondary School Students with the Mathematics of Change. (Direct Costs: $50K)