Associate Professor TAN Seng Chee is an Acting Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE@NTU) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and joined Nanyang Technological University in 2000. Prior to the appointment in CRADLE, he has taken on different roles related to advancing the use of ICT in education, including the Head of Learning Sciences and Technologies academic group in the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and an Assistant Director in the Educational Technology Division in the Ministry of Education. He has taught courses on instructional design and learning sciences at graduate level and has conducted professional courses for organizations such as the Ministry of Education.
Dr Tan’s research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, knowledge creation in education, and teacher education. His most recent publications include the edited book “Knowledge Creation in Education” published by Springer in 2014.
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
Dr Tan is interested in translation work related to neuro-education. For example, how learning environment can be designed based on findings from neuroscience (e.g., findings related to agency or other types of emotions), and how neuro-responses or other physiological measures can be measured in an authentic classroom settings (e.g., mobile EEG measures of engagement level of students in response to various classroom activities).