Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Huang Junsong, David
Associate Dean, Research Administration & Support, Office of Education Research
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research
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Dr David Huang has been with NIE since 2005. He is currently the Associate Dean for Research Administration and Support at the Office of Education Research (OER/NIE) and a Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP/NIE). Dr Huang received his Phd in Education from NTU. His main research interest includes transfer of learning, AI for Education, Complex Adaptive Systems and innovation management.
As an active contributor to the research management community, Dr Huang serves as a Training Fellow of the Accreditation Council of the Australasian Research Management Society and an editorial board member of the Journal of Research Administration.
Prior to joining as the academic staff in 2014, Dr Huang was the Head of Research Administration and Communication at OER/NIE and the Research Manager at the Learning Sciences Lab (LSL/NIE).
Dr Huang was the recipient of the Merit Scholarship awarded by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) in 2008, the Global Fellowship (hosted by the Harvard University) jointly awarded by the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the National Council of University Research Administrator (NCURA) in 2016, the Endeavour Fellowship (hosted by the University of Melbourne) awarded by the Australian Government in 2017, and the JIAS Fellowship awarded by the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study (JIAS) in 2018.

Selected Journal publications
• Hung, D., Huang, J. S., & Tan, C. (2020). Leadership in times of pandemics: Reflections from Singapore. International Studies in Educational Administration, 48(2), 56-63.
• Huang, J. S., & Brown, A. (2019). Enabling collaborative work in higher education. Journal of Research Administration, 50(3), 63-89.
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Building the science of research management - What can research management learn from education research? Journal of Research Administration, 49(1), 11-30.
• Hung, D., & Huang, J. S. (2016). Reflections of 12 years of Research into ICT-in-Education and the Learning Sciences. Educational Technology, 56(1), 27-31.
• Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2015). Can less create in analogical reasoning? Learning: Research and Practice, 1(2), 133-151.
• Toh, L., Chen, D. T., & Huang, J. S. (2015). Matrix Organization: A mismatch for managing research structures in institutes of higher learning? Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy, 6-7, 14-22.
• Huang, J. S. (2014). Building research collaboration networks - An interpersonal perspective for research capacity building. Journal of Research Administration, 45(2), 89-112.
• Huang, J. S. (2011). Scaling-up innovations using complexity paradigm and agent-based modelling method. International Journal on Complexity in Leadership and Management, 1(2), 133-144.
• Lim, K. Y. T., Hung, D., & Huang, J. S. (2011). Towards a situative view for extending and scaling innovations in education: A case study of the Six Learnings framework. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 10(2), 77-89.
• Koh, T. S., Huang, J. S., Lim, K. Y. T., Chen, V., & Hung, D. (2008). Journeys in the Learning Sciences – The Singapore experience. Educational Technology, 48(4), 36-40.

Selected Book Chapters
• Foo, K. F., Huang, J. S., Tan, K. W., & Heng, H. H. (2020). Closing teaching and learning gaps in mathematics classrooms. In C. Seto, R. Abd Rahim, & N. H. Lee (Eds.), Mathematics Teaching: Exemplifying Theory-Informed Practices (Vol. 1, pp. 295-310). Singapore: World Scientific.
• Huang, J. S. (2019). Diffusing Innovative Pedagogies in Schools in Singapore – Case studies on school leaders' diffusion approaches and their rationalizations. In Hung, D., Lee, S. S., Toh, Y., Wu, L. K., Jamaludin, A. (Ed.), Innovations in educational change - Cultivating ecologies for schools (pp. 205-222). Singapore: Springer.
• Lee, W. O., Huang, J. S., & Widiastuti, A. (2012). The parallel of institutional autonomy and state governance in higher education in Singapore. In A. Xie & N. L. Lei (Eds.), The construction of a modern university system: University governance in theory and practice. Macao: Macao Polytechnic Institute.
• Hung, D., Lim, K., & Huang, J. S. (2010). Extending and scaling technology-based innovations through research: The case of Singapore. In OECD (Ed.), Inspired by technology, driven by pedagogy: A systemic approach to technology-based school innovations (pp. 89-102): OECD Publishing.
• Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2007). Diffusion of Pedagogical Innovations as a Complex Adaptive Process – Agent -Based Modeling as Research Method. In T. Hirashima & S. S. C. Young (Eds.), Supporting Learning Flow through Interactive Technologies - Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Japan: IOS Press.

Selected Newspaper Commentaries, Reports, Professional Magazines
• Huang, J. S., & Hung, D. (2020, July 30). Tackling 3 obstacles to digital transformation in education, Commentary. Today. Retrieved from https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/tackling-3-obstacles-digital-transformation-education
Berglund, P., Dannetun, P., Chan, W. L., Gold, J., Han, S., Hansson, H., Harvey, S., Huang, J.S., . . . Ellervik, U. (2019). Linking Education and Research: A Road Map for Higher Education Institutions at the Dawn of the Knowledge Society. Stockholm, Sweden: The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
• Huang, J. S. (2017). Facilitating boundary crossing for interdisciplinary research collaboration. NCURA Magazine, 49(6), 28-29.
• Huang, J. S. (2016). Taking an analytical approach to the debates in research management - On the need to build the science of research management. NCURA Magazine, 48(4), 25-27.

Selected Keynotes and Invited Talks
• Huang, J. S., & Hung, D.(2020). Optimising the Potential of Every Child - Reflection and re-imagination of pedagogically-driven ICT-enabled learning. AI-based Education Exchange Conference, Busan, Korea.
• Huang, J. S., & Hung, D.(2020). Reflection and re-imagination of pedagogically-driven ICT-enabled learning. Human-Artificial Cognition Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
• Huang, J.S. (2019). Importing Theories to Enable Collaborative Work in Higher Education. Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), Online Session.
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Importing theories to enable collaborative work in higher education. ARMS Singapore Chapter Conference, Singapore.
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Success and failure in learning and in life. the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Afrcia
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Developing future-ready learners. the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Afrcia
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Teachers as designers of learning. the St David's Marist Inanda, Johannesburg, South Afrcia
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Enhancing education in Singapore. the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, Johannesburg, South Afrcia
• Huang, J. S. (2017). Research managers as designers of research collaboration. the 8th ResearchMaster Conference, Melbourne, Australia
• Huang, J. S. (2017). Enhancing and monitoring the quality of Education-Research Links. the The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Summer School, Singapore.
• Huang, J. S. (2017). Promoting analogical transfer in delayed instruction. MOE-NIE Math Research Seminar, Singapore.
• Huang, J. S. (2016). Building the science of research management: Opportunities and challenges. ARMS Singapore Chapter Conference, Singapore.

Selected Conference Papers
• Huang, J. S., & D Souza, S. A. (2021). Creative transfer and domain-specific knowledge: the effect of prior exposure. Paper presented (online) at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, Bochum, Germany.
• Huang, J. S., & Sha’ari, I. (2019). Developing teacher laterality through social design. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial EARLI Conference, Aachen, Germany.
• Huang, J. S., & Sha’ari, I. (2019). Developing teacher laterality in a centralized system: An exploratory case study. Paper accepted by the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada.
• Huang, J. S., & Cheah, Y. H. (2018). Growing teacher laterality for teacher agentive learning and educational change. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), Singapore.
• Huang, J. S. (2018). Understanding the psychology of research collaborations. Paper presented at the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Annual Conference, Hobart, Australia.
• Huang, J. S., Lam, R. J. & Kapur, M. (2017). Investigating task difficulty and generativity on the learning effect of delayed instruction. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.
• Huang, J. S., Kapur, M., & Lam, R. J. (2017). Investigating learning strategies that promote analogical transfer. Paper presented at the 4th Analogy Conference, Paris.
• Foo, K. F., Kwek, M. L., & Huang, J. S. (2017). Investigating the affordances of generative tasks and contrasting cases in delayed instruction. Paper presented at Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.
• Huang, J. S., & Lawrence, S. (2017). Research programme design and evaluation - A critical review of the literature. Paper presented at the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
• Huang, J. S. (2016). Scaling innovative pedagogy in Singapore schools: Why school leaders use an implementation model and what is an alternative model for scaling? Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington D.C.
• Huang, J. S., Lam, R., & Kapur, M. (2016). Investigating analogical thinking as the generative task in the Productive Failure design. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Singapore.
• Boland, A., & Huang, J. S., (2016). Enabling interdisciplinary success - when HASS meets STEM. Poster presented at the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Courses
• Theories and perspectives of learning (postgraduate course)
• Qualitative research methods (postgraduate course)
• Quantitative research methods (postgraduate course)
• Educational Inquiry (postgraduate course)
• Project management for instructional design projects (postgraduate course)
• Diffusion of Innovation for Strategic ICT Integration in Schools (PD course)
Agent-Based Modeling (ABM),Analogical Reasoning,Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS),Innovation and Research Management,Transfer of Learning,design thinking
 
  • To study the process of community building through partnerships in EduLab's scaling efforts
  • Preparation for Creative Transfer? From the Perspective of Developing Domain-specific Knowledge
  • The effect of problem solving first vs. explicit instruction first on mathematics learning
  • Development of a Tool for decision making on subject placement in secondary schools
  • Drafting Artificial Intelligence (AI) literacy curriculum materials with STEM education