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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Completed | 2020

TAE Landscape in Singapore – Characteristics, Challenges and Policies

Dr Chen Zan

This multi-phase project investigates the landscape of the training and adult education (TAE) sector in Singapore. It aims to provide baseline information about the current population and state of the TAE sector, including the profiles, practices, beliefs and challenges of TAE professionals and providers, as well as the impact of government policies and initiatives on their TAE practices and development. A set of indicators will be developed as an initial effort to evaluate the current status of TAE sector. These indicators could be refined and evolved over time for regular tracking of the changes to the TAE sector and the survey can be repeated every 2-3 years.

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Completed | 2011

Skills Utilisation in Singapore

Prof Johnny Sung, Fiona Loke, Catherine Ramos, Michael Ng

The skills utilisation research examines how skills (and training) are making impact at the workplace through the knowledge of what skills are used and not used, and what priority of the different types of skills are utilised from the user’s perspective.

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Completed | 2021

The Adult Learners’ Perception of Online Learning Due to COVID 19

Sheng Yee Zher, Tan Bao Zhen, Siti Nur Sabrina Binte Hardy and Dr Helen Bound

This is a mixed methods study conducted from September 2020 to February 2021. It aims to investigate Singapore adult learners’ experiences with transitioning to full online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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