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HOW MOE CAN ADAPT

HOW MOE CAN ADAPT

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION HOW MOE CAN ADAPT   Singapore and the developed world are undergoing a technological revolution. Many industries are getting disrupted and apps are spawning daily. What does the future of education look like? It is only time before Singapore’s education undergoes a technological revamp. Education is at the cusp of the […]

THE ROLE OF A TEACHER

THE ROLE OF A TEACHER

THE ROLE OF A TEACHER BEYOND TEACHING FACTS   Teachers cannot see themselves as someone whose job is to solely teach. A teacher has to be a role model to their students and this goes beyond just teaching from a textbook.   Versatility Needlessly to say, teachers firstly need to have the relevant expertise to […]

HOW MOE CAN USE APPS TO ENHANCE TEACHING

HOW MOE CAN USE APPS TO ENHANCE TEACHING

DIGITAL CLASSROOM HOW MOE CAN USE APPS TO ENHANCE TEACHING   We are living in the age of a technological revolution, disruption in technology is rampant. Apps are spawning everywhere. So, how can we enhance our education sector to be at the forefront of this technological change in our lives, how can MOE use apps […]

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS

A GOOD MIX SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS   It is common knowledge that Singapore government schools comprise a healthy balance of different races. This is a good strategy in integrating different ethnicities from young, which fosters social cohesion and racial harmony. However, there should also be a good mixture of students from different socio-economic backgrounds.   Say […]

EDUCATION AND VALUES: LESSONS FROM JAPAN

EDUCATION AND VALUES: LESSONS FROM JAPAN

EDUCATION AND VALUES LESSONS FROM JAPAN   Singapore has a world-class education system no doubt, but there are lessons to be learnt from many other successful education systems around the world. Japan is one of them. Visit Japan and it’s hard not to be amazed by their polite culture and values. It would be good […]

VALUES AND GRADES: WHICH COMES FIRST?

VALUES AND GRADES: WHICH COMES FIRST?

VALUES AND GRADES WHICH COMES FIRST?   Rightly or wrongly, for pragmatic reasons, Singapore has an obsession with academic grades. With national exams at primary 6 and even an examination testing if a child is ‘gifted’ or not at primary three, it is clear that grades have high weightage in Singapore. However, we should first […]

LESSONS FROM SCANDINAVIA

LESSONS FROM SCANDINAVIA

HOW THE FINS DO IT LESSONS FROM SCANDINAVIA   Finland adopts a holistic approach to education. In other words, the country does not prioritise academic excellence above all else – yet they achieved excellent PISA scores. They have free meals in schools, free healthcare, and counselling. What can Singapore, as an education hub, learn from […]

DECREASING CLASSROOM SIZE

DECREASING CLASSROOM SIZE

WHY SMALL IS BIG DECREASING CLASSROOM SIZE   Smaller classroom sizes are better for teachers and students. Current classroom sizes have an average of 35 students in primary school, about 38 – 40 students in secondary and about 28 – 30 students in primary 1 and 2. In most developed countries primary and secondary classroom […]

SHOULD P1 ADMISSION POLICY BE REVAMPED?

SHOULD P1 ADMISSION POLICY BE REVAMPED?

SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR SHOULD P1 ADMISSION POLICY BE REVAMPED?   A recent Singapore newspaper reported this: In his two years as a property agent, Mr Sylvester Lee was asked by at least half a dozen parents if they could pay to use a false address in order to enrol their children in […]