ALSET strives to be a leading hub for learning science and education technology researchers in Asia. Our ultimate focus is on students and adult learners. Our goal is to help them learn better.

Discovery Research Unit

The Discovery Research Unit has over 40 researchers from a wide array of fields—including the social, biological, physical, and computational sciences—making it one of the most interdisciplinary institutes of its kind. Our focus is “in vivo” research, i.e. how learning happens in the classroom and day-to-day life, not in lab-based experiments.

ALSET's Research Theme Leads

ALSET research is organised around four main themes, each headed by an accomplished Research Theme Leader who serves as a champion for learning science an education technology within their discipline. The four research themes and their respective leads are as follows:

Research Theme Leads

More information on our research theme leads can be found in our Researcher Directory.

ALSET’s Four Levels of Faculty Appointment

The ALSET research community is organised according to four levels of faculty appointment. Each level has different responsibilities and receives different benefits from the institute.

ALSET Faculty Four Levels

Further detail on the responsibilities and benefits available to ALSET Researchers are shown in the table below.

Summary of Benefits for ALSET Researchers

Research Theme Leader Core Faculty Member Affiliated Faculty Member Allied Faculty Member
Outreach and Core Research Funding * Enhanced
Access to Data Lake Review
Access to Seed Funding ** Once per year
When Presenting
ALSET funded
When Presenting
ALSET funded
Access to Education Conference Funding
IRB Support
Grant Support ***
Educational Research
Statistical Support ; As Needed
Participant Recruitment
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ALSET Function Present / Organize Expected to Attend Encouraged to Attend Invited
ALSET info Sharing

* Includes funding for post-doctoral researcher or equivalent (Approximately SGD $100,000) to support their research.
** Typically $10,000 - $20,000 and provided with the expectation that recipients apply for external funding within 12 months.
*** ALSET provides a grant calendar and matrix highlighting relevant external funding opportunities; this document us updated monthly by the research office

Effective Learning Research Study

We invite you to join us in exploring the power of effective learning further, expanding the research to cover a more diverse set of cultural contexts and academic environments. The additional workload is minimal for the course instructor and student participants: your students will be asked to take a few short surveys (~15 mins each) before each of their course exams. All surveys will be created and distributed by the research study team. All student information and survey responses will be kept strictly confidential.

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