Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 ?

NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 = Java Simulation for Teaching and Learning
there are 2 writeup about it.


eduLab is an MOE-NIE initiative designed to surface and spread ground-up IDM-enriched pedagogical innovations. A key programme under the third Masterplan for ICT in Education (mp3), eduLab partners teachers in developing theoretically-informed IDM-enriched pedagogical innovations while ensuring that these innovations can potentially be adopted by different schools across the system.


3. Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning

By River Valley High, Yishun Junior College, Innova Junior College, Anderson Junior College and Serangoon Junior College, supported by eduLab learning designers

Principal Investigator

Ms. Lim Ai Phing, Senior Physics Teacher, River Valley High (2013-current)
Mr. Xu Weiming, Physics Teacher, River Valley High (2012)

Project Information

This project aims to increase student’s appreciation and efficacy in handling multi-variable phenomena and concepts, with a view of improving students’ understanding of challenging concepts in physics, through customized computer models. Applying the guided inquiry approach to learning, these computer models are used to bridge the gap between theory and reality, providing students with visual and relevant representations of physics concepts.

In 2012, more than 2000 students from 5 schools, with the aid of 39 teachers, benefited from the 6 lesson packages featuring 9 computer models. Both students and teachers gave positive feedback. For instance, teachers shared that they were able to more effectively transmit difficult physics concepts to their students as the computer models could be customized to fit their specific purposes. On the other hand, students enjoyed the increased engagement and interaction that stemmed from such a learning approach.

For more information regarding the project, please contact the eduLab learning designers, Mr. Wee Loo Kang Lawrence at or Miss Lye Sze Yee at

Project Artifact

  1. 6th IPSG instructional program support group A level physics scaling page (2014)
  2. ExCEL Fest scaling page (2013)
  3. Working site (2012)

Journal Papers

  1. Wee, L. K., & Goh, G. H. (2013). A geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation. Physics Education, 48(1), 72. doi: 10.1088/0031-9120/48/1/72 arXiv:1212.3863 [pdf] [1212.3863iopgeostationary.pdf]
  2. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3): 301. arXiv:1204.4964 [pdf] [1204.4964iopejscollision.pdf]

    MOE publication

    1. Wee L.K. (2013) Open Source Physics, i in Practice 1(1), p. 58-63, Ministry of Education.[PDF] [iinpracticeOpen Source Physics_PG58-63_lr.pdf]

      Conference Papers and Presentations

      1. Wee L.K., Lim A.P., Goh G.S., Lye S.Y., Lee T.L., Xu W.M., Goh G.H., Ong C.W., Ng S.K., Lim E.P., Lim C.L., Yeo W.L., Ong Matthew, Lim Kenneth (2012, 01-06 July, 1300-1430) Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation PS 02.09 | Parallel Session 02.09 | Room 09 | 02.07.2012 Monday | 13:00 - 14:30 | 2012 World Conference on Physics Education Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey arXiv:1210.3410 [pdf][7-WCPE2012(413-438).pdf]


        1. Innergy Award 2014 HQ (Interactive Learning Resources) commendation
        2. Innergy Award 2012 HQ (Gravity-Physics by Inquiry) Gold Award
        3. Best Suggestion 2013 Nov of the Month (Ripple Tank Model) River Valley High School