Facilitating Creative Writing Instruction Using iPads in Secondary Schools: A School-Based Research

  • Chee Lay Tan
  • Lynn Dee Puah
  • Hee San Teoh


Chinese Language creative writing instruction in Singapore has been unable to shake off traditional teaching routines because teachers fear that over-emphasis will cause students to go off-topic in examinations. The Singapore Centre for Chinese Language and Nanyang Girls’ High School launched a year-long school-based research project in 2012, using iPads to supplement creative writing. Results indicate that the iPad strengthens the connectivity of knowledge and obtains seamless learning results, beneficial to the teaching of creative writing in the Chinese Language and students’ creative thinking abilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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