Zhan Jie’s background is in language studies and philosophy. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and Masters of Arts in Philosophy from National Taiwan University.
Prior to joining CRADLE@NTU, Zhan Jie was a researcher at Human Capital (Singapore), a Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre for Human Resources. His scope of work included developing curriculum for Chinese-speaking adult learners and facilitating the transition from classroom-based learning to blended learning through the development of e-learning tools. During his Masters studies, he had also undertaken a two-year stint as research assistant at National Taiwan University, where he was involved in research projects that studied the reception of non-major undergraduate students to the subject of Philosophy using a mixed methods approach.
He is currently Research Associate at CRADLE, and is involved in research on the science of adult learning, primarily in the areas of workplace learning, digital literacy and learning analytics.
Research interests in Science of Learning and Education
Learner motivation; Lifelong learning; Blended learning; Meta-learning
Epistemology; Philosophy of Education; Andragogy; Learning Behaviours
Ongoing research projects in CRADLE@NTU
Empirical study on workplace learning practices in Singapore SMEs (tentative title)