UniSA forges closer ties with Singapore’s National Institute of Education

National Institute of Education (NIE), SingaporeThe University of South Australia’s School of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore’s internationally renowned National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to develop stronger collaborations in research, academic and student exchanges and professional symposia, based on innovation and best practice.

The agreement was signed at the National Institute of Education, Singapore on Thursday August 17.

An autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University, NIE has a reputation for excellence and also for global collaborations with University of Cambridge, Teachers College of Columbia University and now the University of South Australia.

Program Director for UniSA’s Master of Education, Dr David Caldwell says the new agreement will help to spearhead research into teacher education drawing on insights from both institutions and offer more opportunities for pre-service teachers to experience teaching in an international context.

“We’re delighted with this new collaboration and look forward to all the opportunities it would present for both students and staff,” he says

“It ties in wonderfully well with the Australian curriculum’s focus on Asia as a cross-curriculum priority.

“And it exposes our staff and students to some of the world’s best practice in terms of numeracy and literacy teaching and learning.”

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli mobile 0418 823 673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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