PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
MEd (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Post-graduate Diploma in Education, Secondary (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Bachelor of Arts (National University of Singapore)
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences & Technologies
National Institute of Education, Singapore
Shanti Divaharan, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences & Technologies at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Shanti began her career as a secondary school English Language and History teacher. She was then appointed as Subject Head for Information and Communication Technology with the advent of Master Plan 1 by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. She taught in schools for 7 years before joining the National Institute of Education in 1999. She has been at NIE for the last 15 years working with pre-teachers, teachers, heads of departments, vice – principals and principals of schools. She received the Excellence in Teaching Commendation award at the National Institute of Education, in 2010 and 2012.
Shanti’s primary focus is in the area of augmenting technology-integrated teaching practices. As Chair of curriculum committees, she was instrumental in revamping the academic groups’ both core pre-service modules, ICT for Meaningful Learning and Teaching and Managing Learners. She was instrumental in introducing a suite of technology tools with complementing pedagogies such as multi-modal learning with the Interactive Whiteboard, mobile learning with iPad and Android tablets and Game-based learning. She also conceptualized and has delivered Self-directed and collaborative learning supported by ICT to teachers and key personnel in schools. This is aligned to Ministry of Education’s ICT Masterplan goals. She has designed, developed and conducted customised professional workshops for schools (Innova Primary, Yu Neng Primary, Red Swastika Primary, Fairfield Methodist Primary and Deyi Secondary) at their invitation in the last 5 years. The focus of the workshops is in the area of augmenting technology-integrated teaching practices.
At the International level, she has also conceptualized, developed resources and led a team of instructors through Singapore International Foundation to train Bhutanese teachers to design technology-integrated lessons as part of the Bhutan Wired project.
Currently, Shanti holds the appointment of Associate Dean, Pedagogical Development and Innovations in the Office of Teacher Education, NIE.