To support the educational needs of the 21st Century, the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language has rolled out the “Specialist Diploma in Quantitative Language Research” programme. This programme aims to quip Chinese Language teachers with the relevant knowledge and skills to conduct quantitative research, which aim to raise the standards of School-based Chinese Language Research.

 

 1. Programme design

    • This programme is recommended for Head of Departments (HOD), Subject Heads, Lead Teachers, Senior Teachers and teachers interested in leading school-based research.
    • These courses are conducted under TRAISI system. MOE will sponsor the training cost for the MOE-Employed Trained Education Officers.
    • The participants upon completion of 6 courses from Levels One and Level Two, and a assignment (1200-1500 words) will attain a Certificate in Quantitative Language Research.
    • The participants will proceed to level 3 to attend the Pedagogy Research workshop and to conduct a school-based research. Upon completion, to submit a school-based research report (5000-6000 words) to attain the Specialist Diploma in Quantitative Language Research.

 

a) Level One

    • Select 1, 2 or 3 courses to attain a Certificate of Attendance.
Course Code
Course Title
Course Outline
Trainer
Trainer
Introduction to Language Research Approaches (CL)
语文研究取向导论
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 1)
A comparison between the functions of qualitative and quantitative research
Dr Soh Kay Cheng
30/05/17
(4 hrs)
Research Designer 1: Topic Selection and Beyond (CL)
研究设计师 1:从课题的选择说起
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 2)
a. Basics of Quantitative Language Research
b. Formulating a feasible research topic
c. Constructing a logical, operationable research design
Dr Goh Hock Huan
31/05/17
(7 hrs)
School-based Quantitative Research: Experimental Design (CL)
校本语文量化研究:实验设计
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 3)
a. Comparison Group Pre-test/Post-test Design
b. Non-comparison Group Pre-test/Post-test Design
c. Random-groups Multi-factors Experimental Design
d. Single Group and its Threats to Validity
Dr Li Li
21/06/17
(6 hrs)

 

b) Level Two

    • Undertake all 3 courses and complete a assignment (1200-1500 words) to attain the Certificate in Quantitative Language Research.
    • Complete a total of 6 courses from Level One and Level Two, as well as a assignment before proceed to Level 3: Specialist Diploma.
Course Code
Course Title
Course Outline
Trainer
Trainer
Design of Measurement Tools in School-based Research (CL)
校本研究中工具的设计
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 4)
a. Assessment
b. Observation Record
c. Attitude Scale
Dr Zhang Limei
03/11/17
(7 hrs)
Essential Statistical Analysis of Language Data (CL)
语文数据的基本统计分析
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 5)
a. Central tendency and Variability  
b. Effect Size
c. T-test and Probability
d. Correlation Coefficients
Dr Soh Kay Cheng
10/11/17
(8 hrs)
School-based Quantitative Research: Literature Review (CL)
校本语文量化研究:文献整理方法与工具
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 6)
a. Functions and Selection
b. Excerpt, Criticism and Analysis
c. Quantitative Data Analysis
d. Citation Formatting
Dr Lin Jinzhan
20/11/17
(7 hrs)
Assignment (1200-1500 words)

 

c) Level Three

    • Participants will the Pedagogy Research workshop and to conduct a school-based research.
Pedagogy Research Workshop
Conducting School-based Research
Report on School-based Research (5000-6000 words)

 

2. Registration
To register on TRAISI website by keying in the course code under "Search Prospectus".

 

3. Contact Details

Ms Lim Chia Huei
Senior Executive (Curriculum)
电话:+65 6467 5667 ext 294
传真:+65 6467 1278
电邮:chiahuei.lim@sccl.sg
Curriculum matters
Mr Lim Yee Pin (MTT)
Dean of Curriculum
电话:+65 6467 5667 ext 214
电邮:yeepin.lim@sccl.sg