Our Research

Here at IAL, our Research Division aims to provide a strong knowledge base for the development of practice in CET.

Our Research

As an institute that champions excellence in Continuing Education and Training, IAL undertakes research projects that examine the various aspects of adult learning and development. The data we gather and the results we analyse enable us to further the advancement of the CET sector in Singapore, and inform policy making and decisions.

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Ongoing | 2022

International Survey of Adult Skills Cycle 2

Dr Renee Tan, Regina Tan, Tan Bao Zhen, Aggie Choo

This is an international survey designed to measure a range of skills that adults use in their work and daily lives – such as reading, finding information and using computers - as well as their education and work experience. It is the second cycle of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The first cycle was conducted from 2011 to 2018.

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Ongoing | 2020

The Future of Jobs and Skills: the Impact of Automation in Singapore

Simon Freebody, Jazreel Tan, Sheng Yee Zher and Prof Johnny Sung

The project provides a consensus assessment of the skills that are likely to be highly impacted by automation technologies within the next five years and the nature of that impact.

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Ongoing | 2021

Business, Performance and Skills Survey, Wave 2 (BPSS W2)

Simon Freebody, Prof Johnny Sung, Jazreel Tan, Sheng Yee Zher

This project aims to investigate the demand side of the skills market in Singapore by surveying commercial establishments on their business strategies, skills utilisation and performance. Understanding the links between strategy, skills and performance will aid Singaporean policy makers in building an effective skills strategy for the future. Importantly, as the second wave of the Business, Performance and Skills Survey, this study will provide a sense of the changing landscape in Singapore regarding skills utilisation and the demand for skills.

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