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Professor David Hung

Prof. David Hung is Dean of Education Research and Centre Director of Science of Learning in Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His research interests are in learning and instructional technologies, constructivism and social constructivism, cognition and communities of practice. In particular, he is interested in the social cultural orientations in the contextual systems of schools in Singapore and he works on scaling of innovations in schools as one of his key research foci. Professor Hung has also delved into the Science of Learning in Education. His foundations in learning and the learning sciences has prepared him for his foray into the neuroscience, physiological, and other biological indicators of learning. Professor Hung juxtaposes the science of educational systems with the science of learning. More recently, he was appointed as the NTU’s President’s Chair in Learning Sciences.

Most of Professor Hung’s keynotes are on the interplay between the intersection of policy, learning sciences and the science of learning. His publications are internationally known, and he is an authority in the fraternity of learning sciences and educational technology communities in both the local and international scenes.