MOE taking steps to ‘loosen up’ education system to reduce stress, says Ong Ye Kung

Posted by melmo on May 31, 2018

Students at Lakeside Primary School collect their PSLE results, on Nov 24, 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2018, 4:57 PM SGT Amelia Teng Education Correspondent SINGAPORE – The education system is in the process of being “loosened up” to reduce stress on students, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wednesday (May 30). The […]

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School elections offer lessons on citizenship

Posted by melmo on May 30, 2018

CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School is among a handful of primary and secondary schools here that hold student council elections as part of efforts to give students more say and help them learn more about citizenship.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO PUBLISHED MAY 21, 2018, 5:00 AM SGT Process helps students understand value of leadership and impact […]

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Foster passion for learning with less focus on grades: Ong Ye Kung

Posted by melmo on May 11, 2018

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung yesterday called for society at large to put less emphasis on academic results to allow students to foster a passion for learning. In his ministry’s addendum to the President’s Address, Mr Ong noted that as an Asian society, Singapore places strong focus on academic excellence. “But we need to continue […]

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Boosting the triangle of learning relationships

Posted by melmo on May 7, 2018

Students learn best when teachers’ work is reinforced by families’ efforts at home David Bornstein I was in the third grade the first time I taught mathematics to my father. He was helping me with a homework problem that involved fractions but I figured it out before him and showed him how I did it. […]

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