Research Publications

  • “Whose IDeA is this?” Facilitating Professional Reflection and Communication Through The IAL Design Approach (IDeA) Model

    This project builds on a model of curriculum developed by Peter Rushbrook (see Bound, Rushbrook & Sivalingam, 2013) that in this report we call the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) Design Approach (IDeA) Model. The present researchers (Bound and Choy, in consultation with Rushbrook) envisage the Model as a tool for designers and facilitators of learning to reflect on their assumptions about curriculum, learning and learners

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  • Skills Strategies for An Inclusive Society

    The book explores policy options for a more inclusive society where skills, education and training of the workforce may have a greater role in enabling workers in achieving a larger share of economic growth.

    Chapters include Gog et al's argument that policy changes need to support the sectoral approach to skills development in each industry sector, and others examine the link between skills and inequality, as well as policy practices in Singapore and other countries.

    The book is co-edited by Johnny Sung and Catherine Ramos with contributions from Dominique Anxo, Margarita Estévez-Abe, Wilmer Salverda, Irene Ng, Vincent Chua, Ong Ye Kung, Gog Soon Joo, Sim Soo Kheng, and Simon Freebody.

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  • Developing Non-permanent Workers In Singapore

    This report seeks to address the question of how to support the learning and development of non-permanent workers by analysing across earlier studies that were part of a multi-sector study by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) on the identity and learning of non-permanent workers in Singapore.


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  • Haphazard Occupational Narratives: The Work and Developmental Experiences of Non-permanent Workers In Low-wage Occupations In Singapore

    This research report is the fourth in a multi-sector study on non-permanent workers in Singapore. Specifically, this report discusses the identity, learning and development of non-permanent workers in lowwage occupations in Singapore.


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