Keynotes

YEARKEYNOTE
2017Kapur, M. (2017, Mar). Harnessing Productive Failure to develop Deep Knowledge, Creativity, and Resilience. Keynote at the Final Conference of the DFG Research Group, University of Tubingen, Germany.
2017Kapur, M. (2017, Apr). Harnessing Productive Failure to develop Deep Knowledge, Creativity, and Resilience. Keynote at the UNESCO Forum on Strengthening Innovative Competencies and Entrepreneurship Skills through Education, Valmiera, Latvia.
2017Kapur, M. (2017, Mar). Productive Failure. Keynote at the LIFT:Lab17 Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
2017Kapur, M. (2017, Mar). Beware unproductive success, try productive failure. Keynote at the 5th International Problem-Based Learning Symposium 2017 (5th IPBLS2017), Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.
2016Kapur, M. (2016, Nov). Learning from Productive Failure. Keynote at the 2016 Yad Hanadiv Foundation Conference for Teacher Leaders, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2016Kapur, M. (2016, Aug). Beware unproductive success. Keynote at the 2016 Marshall Cavendish Conference, Singapore.
2016Kapur, M. (2016, Jun). The development of mathematical way of thinking and being through productive failure. Keynote at the Mathematics Teachers Conference, Singapore.
2015Kapur, M. (2015, Dec). Epistemic games in Productive Failure. Keynote at the epiSTEME Conference, IIT Bombay, India.
2015Kapur, M. (2015, Nov). It’s about time. Keynote at Annual Staff Conference of the Raffles Institution, Singapore.
2015Kapur, M. (2015, Nov). Productive failure. Education Keynote at 8th Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies (FAOPS) Congress, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015Kapur, M. (2015, Sep). Designing Learning for the 21st Keynote at the 8th International Education Leadership Conference, Lucknow, India.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Dec). Learning from Productive Failure. Keynote at the Collaborative Universities Biomedical Education Network (CUBENET) Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2014.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Oct). The sciences of learning: the field and its work. The Singapore-UK research and innovation forum on the sciences of learning, The Royal Society, London, UK.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Sep). Learning from Productive Failure. Education Keynote at the COMBIO Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2014. COMBIO is the annual combined conference of three societies: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) and Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS).
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Sep). Designing Learning for the 21st Century. Keynote at the 7th International Education Leadership Conference, Lucknow, India.
2013Kapur, M. (2013, Nov). Developing creative and inventive learners. Keynote at the Blackboard teaching and learning international conference, Singapore.
2013Kapur, M. (2013, Oct). Productive Failure. Keynote at the Singapore Schools East Zone School Leaders Conference, Singapore.
2013Kapur, M. (2013, June). Learning from failure: pedagogical implications. Keynote at the Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Science Education (SALTISE) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
2012Kapur, M. (2012, Jul). Productive Failure. Keynote at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, Australia. (video)
2012Kapur, M. (2012, May). Productive failure. Keynote at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
2011Kapur, M. (2011, Oct). Digital media and learning: Stories from Singapore. Keynote at the Mobility Shifts conference organized by the New School and MacArthur Foundation, New York, NY.
2011Kapur, M. (2010, Nov). Productive failure. Keynote at the Learning Technology Research Fest, School of Education and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. (video)
2011Kapur, M. (2010, Sep). Transforming Learning for the 21st Century. Keynote at the Edutechnovation Conference, MOE Singapore, Singapore. (video)
2008Kapur, M. (2008, Sep). Productive failure. Keynote at the European Conference on Technology for Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), Maastricht, Netherlands. (video)
before 2007Kapur, M. (2007, Mar). ICT-enabled Education in Singapore: IT Master Plans I and II. Keynote at the SchoolNet Japan Institute Conference, Nagoya, Japan.

Book Chapters

YearBook Chapter
forthcomingKapur, M. (forthcoming). Eliciting and building upon student-generated solutions: Evidence from Productive Failure. In E. Manalo, Y. Uesaka, & C. A. Chinn (Eds.), Promotion of Students’ Spontaneous Use of Effective Learning Strategies. Singapore: Routledge.
2015Kapur, M., & Toh, P.L.L. (2015). Learning from Productive Failure. In Y. H. Cho, I. S. Caleon, & M. Kapur (Eds.), Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century. Singapore: Springer.
2015Cho, Y. H., Caleon, I. S., & Kapur, M. (2015). Authentic learning research and practice: Issues, challenges, and future directions. In Y. H. Cho, I. S. Caleon, & M. Kapur (Eds.), Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century. Singapore: Springer.
2015Cho, Y. H., Caleon, I. S., & Kapur, M. (2015). Authentic problem solving and learning for 21st century learners. In Y. H. Cho, I. S. Caleon, & M. Kapur (Eds.), Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century. Singapore: Springer.
2015Collins, A., & Kapur, M. (2015). Cognitive Apprenticeship. In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, (Second Ed., pp. 109-127), Cambridge University Press.
2013Kapur, M., & Toh, P.L.L. (2013). Productive failure: From an experimental effect to a learning design. In T. Plomp, & N. Nieveen (Eds.), Educational design research – Part B: Illustrative cases (pp. 341-355). Enschede, the Netherlands: SLO.
2013Kapur, M., & Lee, H. W. (2013). Enacting teach less, learn more in mathematics classrooms: The case of Productive Failure. In D. S. Zongyi, S. Gopinathan, & C. Lee (Ed), Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to Classroom (pp. 187-202), New York: Springer.
2013Bielaczyc, K., & Kapur, M., & Collins, A. (2013). Building communities of learners. In C. E. Hmelo-Silver, A. M. O’Donnell, C. Chan, & C. A. Chinn (Eds.), International Handbook of Collaborative Learning (pp. 233-249). New York: Routledge.
2012Jacobson, M. J., & Kapur, M. (2012). Learning environments as emergent phenomena: Theoretical and methodological implications of complexity. In D. Jonassen & S. Land (Eds.), Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments (Second ed., pp. 303-334). New York: Routledge.
2011Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C. (2011). A complexity-grounded model for the emergence of convergence in CSCL groups. In S. Puntambekar, G. Erkens, & C. E. Hmelo-Silver (Eds.), Analyzing Interactions in CSCL: Methodologies, Approaches and Issues (pp. 3-25). New York, NY: Springer.
2009Kapur, M. (2009). Moving beyond the pedagogy of mathematics: Foregrounding epistemological concerns. In B. Kaur, B. H. Yeap, & M. Kapur (Eds.), Mathematical Problem Solving (pp. 265-271), Singapore: World Scientific.
2009Kapur, M. (2009). The role of productive failure in mathematics teaching and learning. In B. Kaur, B. H. Yeap, & M. Kapur (Eds.), Mathematical Problem Solving (pp. 43-68), Singapore: World Scientific.
2006Kapur, M. (2006). Creating authentic, interactive ICT-based learning resources: Multimedia design principles, learner-controlled hypermedia. In Khine, M. S. (Ed), Teaching with Technology: Strategies for Engaging Learners (pp. 123-142). Singapore: Prentice Hall.

Invited Talks & Presentations

YearInvited Talks & Presentations
2017Kapur, M. (2017, Jan). How Education can prepare you for the future of work. Invited panelist, Global Talent Summit 2017, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
2016Kapur, M. (2016, Nov). Learning from Productive Failure. Invited talk at the 2016 Avney Rosha, The Israeli Institute for School Leadership, Conference for School Leaders, Jerusalem, Israel.
2016Kapur, M. (2016, Jan). Designing for Productive Failure in higher STEM education. Invited Talk at the ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Oct). The sciences of learning: the field and its work. Invited talk at the Singapore-UK joint research and innovation forum, The Royal Society, London, UK.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Oct). Learning from Productive Failure. Invited talk at the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Sep). Learning from Productive Failure. Invited talk at the Excellence in Education and Training Convention, Singapore Polytechnic.
2014Kapur, M. (2014, Sep). Productive Failure in the Learning of Mathematics. Invited talk at the Secondary Schools Heads of Department Mathematics Seminar by the Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.
2013Kapur, M. (2013, Oct). Designing for and learning from Productive Failure. Invited talk at the International Conference of Education Research, Seoul, Korea.
2012Kapur, M. (2012, May). Productive failure. Invited talk at the Department of Education, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2011Kapur, M. (2011, Oct). Productive failure. Invited talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, USA.
2011Kapur, M. (2011, Jun). Singapore initiatives in assessing 21st century skills. Invited panelist at the Asia Pacific Assessment Conference 2011, Singapore.
2010Kapur, M. (2010, Dec). Productive Failure in CSCL. Theme-based invited talk at the International Conference of Computers in Education (ICCE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2010Kapur, M. (2010, Nov). Productive failure in mathematical problem solving. Invited talk at the Institute of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Sydney, Australia.
2010Kapur, M. (2010, Nov). Productive failure. Invited talk at the School of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.
2010Kapur, M. (2010, Feb). Invited talk at the Inaugural Digital Media and Learning Conference by the MacArthur Foundation, San Diego, USA. (I had to cancel the talk because of an injury at that time)
2009Kapur, M. (2009, Nov). Productive failure. Invited talk at the Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany.
2009Kapur, M. (2009, Mar). Creativity and productive failure. Invited panelist for the Center of Research for Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) forum on creativity and 21st century learning, Singapore.
2008Kapur, M. (2008, Nov). Educational technology and the learning sciences. Invited talk (via webcast) at the Concordia University’s Educational Technology Program Fall Colloquium, Montreal, Canada.
2008Kapur, M. (2008, Oct). Productive failure in mathematical problem solving. Invited talk at the annual research workshop between the National Institute of Education and the Curriculum Planning Division of the Ministry of Education of Singapore.
2008Kapur, M. (2008, Sep). Productive failure in CSCL groups. Invited talk at the Institute of Psychology, University of Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany.
2008Kapur, M. (2008, Sep). Productive failure in CSCL groups. Invited talk at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007Kapur, M. (2007, Nov). Productive failure. Invited talk at the International Conference of Educational Technology (ICET), Singapore.
2007Kapur, M. (2007, Apr). Computational and Phenomenological Study of Collective Dynamics. Invited talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.

Books

  1. Kapur, M. (forthcoming). Productive Failure. New York, NY: Springer.
  2. Cho, Y. H., Caleon, I. S., & Kapur, M. (Eds.). (2015). Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century. Singapore: Springer  (360 pp.).
  3. Kaur, B., Yeap, B. H., & Kapur, M. (Eds.). (2009). Mathematical Problem Solving. Singapore: World Scientific (288 pp.).

Published Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

YearArticles5-year Impact Factor
2017Toh, P. L. L., & Kapur, M. (2017). Is having more prior knowledge better for learning from productive failure. Instructional Science. 45(3), 377-394.2.08
2017Jacobson, M. J., Markauskaite, L., Portolese, A., Kapur, M. Lai, P. K., & Roberts, G. (in press). Designs for Learning about Climate Change as a Complex System. Learning and Instruction. 5.00
2017Song, Y., &  Kapur, M.  (2017). How to flip the classroom – “productive failure or traditional flipped classroom” pedagogical design?  Educational Technology & Society. 20 (1), 292-305.1.47
2016Kapur, M.  (2016). Examining Productive Failure, Productive Success, Unproductive Failure, and Unproductive Success in Learning.  Educational Psychologist, 51 (2), 289-2996.87
2016Jacobson, M.,  Kapur, M. , Reimann, P. (2016). Conceptualizing Debates in Learning and Educational Research: Towards a Complex Systems Conceptual Framework of Learning.  Educational Psychologist, 51 (2), 210-218.6.87
2015Kapur, M.  (2015). Learning from productive failure.  Learning: Research and Practice,  1( 1 ), 51-65. DOI: 10.1080/23735082.2015.1002195 [Inaugural Issue of Singapore’s National Institute of Education’s new journal.]-
2015Kapur, M.  (2015). The preparatory effects of problem solving versus problem posing on learning from instruction.  Learning and Instruction, 39,  23-31.5
2015Cvencek, D.,  Kapur, M. , & Meltzoff, A. N., (2015). Math Achievement, Stereotypes, and Math Self-Concepts among Elementary-School Students in Singapore.  Learning and Instruction, 39,  1-10.5
2015Sullivan, F.,  Kapur, M ., Madden, S., & Shipe, S. (2015). Exploring the role of “gendered” discourse styles in online science discussion.  International Journal of Science Education, 37 (3), 484-504. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2014.9941131.56
2014Kapur, M . (2014). Productive failure in learning math.  Cognitive Science, 38 (5), 1008-1022 .  DOI: 10.1111/cogs.121073.15
2013Kapur, M.  (2013). Comparing learning from productive failure and vicarious failure.  The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 23(4),  651-677. DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2013.819000.4.43
2013Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A. N., &  Kapur, M.  (2013). Cognitive consistency and math–gender stereotypes in Singaporean children.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 117,  73-91. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2013.07.0183.11
2012Kapur, M. , & Bielaczyc, K. (2012). Designing for productive failure.  The Journal of the Learning Sciences , 21(1), 45-83.4.43
2012Kapur, M. , & Rummel, N. (2012). Productive failure in learning and problem solving.  Instructional Science . 40(4), 645-650.2.08
2012Kapur, M.  (2012). Productive failure in learning the concept of variance.  Instructional Science . 40(4), 651-672.2.08
2011Kapur, M.  (2011). Temporality matters: Advancing a method for analyzing problem-solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment.  International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) , 6(1), 39-56.2.45
2011Kapur, M.  (2011). A further study of productive failure in mathematical problem solving: Unpacking the design components.  Instructional Science , 39(4), 561-579.2.08
2010Bielaczyc, K., &  Kapur, M.  (2010). Playing epistemic games in science and mathematics classrooms.  Educational Technology ,  50 (5), 19-25.Readership > 100,000
2010Jacobson, M. J.,  Kapur, M. , So, H-J., & Lee, J. (2010). The ontologies of complexity and learning about complex systems.  Instructional Science, 39(5),  763-783 .  DOI: 10.1007/s11251-010-9147-02.08
2010Kapur, M.  (2010). Productive failure in mathematical problem solving.  Instructional Science , 38(6), 523-550.2.08
2009Kapur, M. , & Kinzer, C. (2009). Productive failure in CSCL groups.  International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) , 4(1), 21-46. 2.45
2008Kapur, M. , Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C. (2008). Sensitivities to early exchange in synchronous computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) groups.  Computers and Education , 51, 54-66.3.77
2008Kapur, M.  (2008). Productive failure.  Cognition and Instruction , 26(3), 379-424.2.9
2007Kapur, M. , & Kinzer, C. (2007). The effect of problem type on interactional activity, inequity, and group performance in a synchronous computer-supported collaborative environment.  Educational Technology, Research and Development , 55(5), 439-459.1.64
--Jacobson, M. J., Markauskaite, L., Portolese, A.,  Kapur, M. , Lai, P. K., & Roberts, G. (in press). Designs for Learning about Climate Change as a Complex System.  Learning and Instruction.5
--Toh, P. L. L., &  Kapur, M.  (in press). Is having more prior knowledge better for learning from productive failure.  Instructional Science.2.08
--Huang, D., &  Kapur, M.  (in press). Can “less” create “more” in analogical reasoning? Learning: Research and Practice.-

Refereed Conference Proceedings

    1. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2016). Investigating the learning and transfer effects of students-generated analogies. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore
    2. Huang, J. S., Lam, R. J., & Kapur, M. (2016). Investigating analogical reasoning as the generative task In the Productive Failure design. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore
    3. Kapur, M. (2015). Examining the ICAP hypothesis through evidence from studies on productive failure. Paper presented at the annual conference of European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2015.
    4. Kapur, M. (2015). Learning from productive failure. Paper presented at the annual conference of European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2015.
    5. Jacobson, M. J., Kapur, M., & Reimann, P. (2014). Towards a complex systems meta-theory of learning as an emergent phenomenon: Beyond the cognitive versus situative debate. In J. L. Polman, E. A. Kyza, D. K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, W. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee & L. D’Amico (Eds.), Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 1 (pp. 362-369). Boulder, CO, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
    6. Kom, M.S., & Kapur, M. (2014). Exploring student problem finding to promote science learning in the classroom. Proceedings of the International Science Education Conference, 25-27 November 2014 (pp. 923-959). National Institute of Education, Singapore.
    7. Kapur, M., Cvencek, D., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2013). Singaporean children’s math–gender stereotypes and math self-concepts: Relation to math achievement. Paper presented at the 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
    8. Toh, P. L. L., & Kapur, M. (2012). Examining the adequacy of students’ priors and teacher’s role in attention to critical features in designing for productive failure.  In J. van Aalst, B.J. Reiser, C. Hmelo-Silver, & K. Thompson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 467-474). Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
    9. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2012). Learning Innovation Diffusion as Complex Adaptive Systems through Model Building, Simulation, Game Play and Reflections. In J. van Aalst, B.J. Reiser, C. Hmelo-Silver, & K. Thompson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2012 (pp. 259-266). Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
    10. Kapur, M., & Bielaczyc, K. (2011). Classroom-based experiments in productive failure. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2812-2817). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    11. Kapur, M. (2010). Productive failure in learning the concept of variance. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2727-2732). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    12. Kapur, M., & Jacobson, M. J. (2010). Learning as an emergent phenomenon: Methodological implications. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky, (Eds.). Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Volume 2 (pp. 192-193). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    13. Kapur, M., & Lee, J. (2009). Designing for productive failure in mathematical problem solving. In N. Taatgen & V. R. Hedderick (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2632-2637). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    14. Kapur, M., & Rummel, N. (2009). The assistance dilemma in CSCL. In A. Dimitracopoulou, C. O’Malley, D. Suthers, & P. Reimann (Eds.), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices – CSCL2009 Community Events Proceedings, Vol 2 (pp. 37-42). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
    15. Bielaczyc, K., & Kapur, M. (2009). Playing epistemic games: Examining core issues in knowledge building communities and productive failure. Proceedings of the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
    16. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2009). Learn diffusion of innovation as complex phenomena – A report from pilot study. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1996-1997), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    17. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2009). Learning innovation diffusion as a complex phenomenon: A pilot study using agent-based modeling coupled with learners’ embodied experience. Proceedings of the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
    18. Ng, S. H., & Kapur, M. (2009). Instructional design for learning of Chinese characters from a cognitive load theory perspective. Proceedings of the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
    19. Kapur, M., Dickson, L., & Toh, P. Y. (2008). Productive failure in mathematical problem solving. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1717-1722). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    20. Kapur, M. (2008). A complexity-grounded model for convergence in group discussions. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    21. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2007). Diffusion of Pedagogical Innovations as a Complex Adaptive Process – Agent -Based Modeling as Research Method. In Hirashima, T., Hoppe, U., & Young, S. S. C. (Eds.), Supporting Learning Flow through Interactive Technologies – Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (pp. 67-74). IOS Press Ebooks.
    22. Kapur, M., Hung, D., Jacobson, M., Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C., & Chen, D.-T. (2007, Jul). Emergence of learning in computer-supported, large-scale collective dynamics: A research agenda. In C. A. Clark, G. Erkens, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (pp. 323-332). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    23. Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C. (2007, Jul). Sensitivities to initial exchange in synchronous computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) groups. In C. A. Clark, G. Erkens, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (pp. 333-343). Mahwah, NJ: Lulu.
    24. Kapur, M. (2006, July). Productive failure: A hidden efficacy of seemingly unproductive production. In R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1587-1592). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    25. Voiklis, J., Kapur, M., Kinzer, C., & Black, J. (2006, July). An emergentist account of collective cognition in collaborative problem solving. In R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 858-863). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    26. Kinzer, C., Kapur, M., Lohnes, S., Cammack, D. W., Kontovourki, S., Hoffman, D., & Turkay, S. (2006, July). Assessing pres-service teachers’ conceptual change in an internet-based case instructional environment. In R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1611-1616). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    27. Petrosino, A., Svihla, V., & Kapur, M. (2006, July). Calculating expertise in bioengineering education. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (pp. 18-21), San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
    28. Voiklis, J., Kapur, M., Kinzer, C., & Black, J. (2006, July). An emergentist account of collective cognition in collaborative problem solving. In R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28thAnnual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 858-863). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    29. Kinzer, C., Kapur, M., Lohnes, S., Cammack, D. W., Kontovourki, S., Hoffman, D., & Turkay, S. (2006, July). Assessing pres-service teachers’ conceptual change in an internet-based case instructional environment. In R. Sun (Ed.),Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1611-1616). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    30. Petrosino, A., Svihla, V., & Kapur, M. (2006, July). Calculating expertise in bioengineering education. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (pp. 18-21), San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
    31. Voiklis, J., & Kapur, M. (2006, June). Two walks through problem space. Poster presented at the International Conference on Complex Systems, Boston, MA, USA.
    32. Kapur, M. (2006). Productive failure. In S. Barab, K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Learning Sciences (pp. 307-313). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    33. Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., Kinzer, C., & Black, J. (2006). Insights into the emergence of convergence in group discussions. In S. Barab, K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Learning Sciences (pp. 300-306). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    34. Kinzer, C., Kapur, M., Cammack, D. W., & Lohnes, S. (2006). Assessing conceptual change in an anchored, case-based environment. In S. Barab, K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Learning Sciences (pp. 950-951). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    35. Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C. (2005, July). Problem solving seen through the lens of complex evolutionary activity: A novel theoretical and analytical framework for analyzing problem-solving processes. In B. G. Bara, L. Barsalou, & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Conference (pp. 1096-1101). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    36. Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., & Kinzer, C. (2005, June). Problem solving as a complex, evolutionary activity: A methodological framework for analyzing problem-solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. Proceedings the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference (pp. 252-261). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Refereed Conference Presentations

      1. Kapur, M.(2016, Apr). How exploratory problem-solving versus problem-posing help learning from instruction. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA.
      2. Jacobson, M. J., Markauskaite, L., Portolese, A., Lai, P., Kapur, M.(2016, Apr). Understanding climate change as a complex system with agent-based models: Issues in the sequencing of pedagogical structure. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA.
      3. Huang, J. S., Kapur, M., & Chai, C. S. (2013). Learning innovation diffusion as a complex adaptive system – Case studies on school leaders learning through analogies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
      4. Kapur, M., Cvencek, D., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2013). Singaporean children’s math-gender stereotypes and math self-concepts: Relation to math achievement. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
      5. Kapur, M. (2010, May). Productive failure in learning the concept of variance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado, USA.
      6. Kapur, M. (2010, May). Epistemic games in productive failure. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado, USA.
      7. Huang, J. S., & Kapur, M. (2009, June). Learning innovation diffusion as a complex phenomenon:  A pilot study using agent-based modeling coupled with learners’ embodied experience. Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
      8. Ng, S. H., & Kapur, M. (2009, June). Instructional design for learning of Chinese characters from a cognitive load theory perspective. Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
      9. Bielaczyc, K., & Kapur, M. (2009, June). Playing epistemic games: Examining core issues in knowledge building communities and productive failure. Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, Singapore.
      10. Kapur, M., & Jacobson, M. J. (2009, April). Learning as an emergent phenomenon: Methodological implications. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
      11. Jacobson, M. J., & Kapur, M. (2009, April). Ontological Network Theory: Implications of Scale Free Network Topologies for Learning about Complexity and for Theories of Conceptual Change. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
      12. Kapur, M., & Kinzer, C. (2007, April). Sensitivities to early exchange in synchronous computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) groups. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA.
      13. Kapur, M., & Kinzer, C. (2006, April). Interactional predictors of group performance. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, USA.
      14. Kapur, M., & Kinzer, C. (2005, April). The effect of problem type on collaborative problem solving in a synchronous computer-mediated environment. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

International Grants

(2006-2015: Total funding received of approx S$1.5m (or US$ 1.1m) in direct costs)

      1. Nov 2014: Co-PI on an Australian Research Council funded project: Agent-based virtual learning environments for understanding science. (PI: Dr Michael Jacobson, $730K)
      2. Apr 2010: Co-Investigator on a European Union funded project: Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Representations (PI: Dr Armin Weinberger, Direct Costs: $32K)
      3. Jan 2010: Collaborator on an Australian Research Council funded project: Virtual Environments for Learning Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry Skills (PI: Dr Michael Jacobson, $600K)

Singapore-based Grants

(2006-2014: Total funding received of approx. S$2.5m (or US$ 1.9m) in direct costs)

      1. Jan 2015: Co-Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: An Investigation of Nonlinear Pedagogy and Its Application in Singapore Schools. (Direct Costs: $250K).
      2. Jul 2014: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Translating Productive Failure in the Singapore A-level Statistics Curriculum. (Direct Costs: $550K).
      3. Jul 2012: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Implicit Social Cognition as a Predictor of Academic Performance. (Direct Costs: $100K)
      4. Oct 2011: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Building teachers’ capacity in assessment for learning of 21st century skills in mathematics. (Direct Costs: $480K).
      5. May 2011: Co-Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: STEP* for the Future: Investigating Pedagogical Change in New Approaches to Learning and Teaching in the Knowledge Age. (Direct Costs: $250K).
      6. Apr 2009: Principal Investigator of a Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore funded project: Designing for Productive Failure. (Direct Costs: $680K).
      7. Apr 2008: Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: Integrative Phenomenological and Computational Study of the Collective Dynamics of Productive Failure in Collaborative Problem Solving. (Direct Costs: $100K)
      8. Feb 2007: Principal Investigator of a Nanyang Technological University funded project: Collective Intelligence in Wikipedia: Computational Agent-Based Modeling of Large-Scale Authorial Dynamics. (Direct Costs: $45K)
      9. Sep 2006: Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: “Scaffold Less, Learn More”: Exploring Productive Failure in Complex, ill-structured Learning and Performance Spaces. (Direct Costs: $50K)
      10. Sep 2006: Co-Principal Investigator of an MOE funded project: Engaging Secondary School Students with the Mathematics of Change. (Direct Costs: $50K)