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Developing a Conceptual Framework for Educational Research

Health professionals interested in conducting educational research may have heard of the term, ‘conceptual framework’. Many top health professionals education journals also explicitly state that they give priority to submissions which have a strong conceptual framework. Hence, being able to develop a strong conceptual framework seems to be imperative/ a pre-requisite for successful research dissemination.

So what’s a conceptual framework? Why do educational researchers need to be explicit about their conceptual frameworks? Also, is a conceptual framework different from a theoretical framework? This hands-on workshop will help health professionals to answer these questions and, more importantly, to develop a conceptual framework for their educational research projects.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is a conceptual framework
  • Explore how conceptual frameworks can guide the formulation of research questions and designs
  • Develop a conceptual framework for their educational research projects

Workshop Date(s)

20 May 2021 (Thu) | 0930 - 1630 | via Zoom Conference
18 Nov 2021 (Thu) | 0930 - 1630 | via Zoom Conference NEW!


Asst Prof Foo Yang Yann

Dr Yuen Heng Wai
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Changi General Hospital


This workshop will be facilitated via Zoom Conference. Participants are required to have the following:
  • Computer with strong internet connection and Zoom Video Conferencing Software. (Download the Zoom Client for Meetings here).
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in


Class Size

3 - 6 participants


0.5 Day

Course Fee

This ½-day workshop is chargeable at S$250, subjected to prevailing GST rates.
Note: Course fee is subject to change.

Registration Details

SingHealth and Duke-NUS healthcare professionals who are keen to attend the above AM•EI workshop will have to register your interest with your respective ACPs / Colleges during the scheduled application cycle periods of the Harmonised Call for Faculty Development Programmes. For more information, please contact your respective ACPs / Colleges.

For self-funded participants, kindly register via email by the following dates:

  • For 20 May 2021 session, register by 6 May 2021.
  • For 18 Nov 2021 session, register by 4 Nov 2021.