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Honing Research Skills Through Graduate Studies

Throughout Dr Mohamed Faizal bin Badron’s career as an educator, he was afforded numerous opportunities in research, which included his involvement in the Professional Learning Committees (PLCs) at the schools of his employment, as well as his secondment to the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NIE NTU, Singapore) as a Teaching Fellow. His interest in research led him to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with NIE NTU, Singapore.

At NIE, Dr Faizal had the opportunity to work with esteemed professors who had done remarkable work in science education research. He also liked the fact that he could choose graduate courses that were relevant to him. “One particular course which I found useful was Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students. At that time, I was struggling with writing my thesis well. The course delineated the structure of a thesis and the components in each section of the thesis. It was such an “a-ha” moment and the knowledge gained from this course allowed me to structure and begin my writing proper.”

On whether he would recommend NIE’s PhD programme, Dr Faizal replied, “This is a definite yes. Choosing NIE is far more than just about completing my PhD. NIE sharpened my thinking, allowed me to build rapport with my supervisors, and grew my confidence as a budding researcher.”

Dr Mohamed Faizal bin Badron, Graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is an autonomous institute under the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Applications for January 2023 intake are now open until 4 July 2022 at