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President Tony Tan hosts reception for special education teachers

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 7:15pm
The Singapore President thanked teachers for taking on the "noble calling" of helping children with special needs to learn essential life skills.
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Zebrafish Genes Linked to Human Respiratory Diseases

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:12am
SINGAPORE, Sept 15, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans.
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Restaurant And Hospitality News – September 16, 2014

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 2:06am
In news this week, a study suggests that the key to regaining Millennial traffic is service, while Shangri-La Hotel Singapore engages guests with a new social app. Meanwhile, TravelClick partners with Roomlia on a new mobile OTA, and the GBTA Foundation has launched a new Travel Technology Maturity Index.
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Zebrafish Genes Linked to Human Respiratory Diseases

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 3:17pm
SINGAPORE, Sept 15, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans.
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Comment on DAP calls for Royal Commission of Inquiry into Education to investigate not only into frequent incidence of ...

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 7:00pm
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8th ASED Reaffirms Commitment To Enhance Cooperation In Education

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 7:53am
VIENTIANE : KPL) The 8th ASEAN Education Ministers' Meeting (8th ASED) was officially opened in Vientiane Capital, yesterday to reaffirm ASEAN's commitment to enhance cooperation in education to narrow the educational development gap within ASEAN.
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42 Secondary Schools Offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP)

Ministry of Education Press Releases - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 2:00am

42 secondary schools are offering the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP). This programme will provide learning opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in science, mathematics and technology to solve real-world problems. By 2017, half of the 124 mainstream secondary schools will offer the STEM ALP to our students.

The objective of STEM ALP is to help students appreciate the relevance and value of what they learn in the curriculum and develop stronger motivation and purpose to acquire knowledge and skills. The skills and competencies include:

  • Scientific inquiry and literacy;
  • Reasoning and problem solving;
  • Design thinking;
  • Computational thinking; and
  • Data analysis and the use of technology

In addition, the STEM ALP provides students an early exposure to STEM-related applied learning and careers and helps to ignite students’ interest to pursue STEM-related courses in Institutes of Higher Learning, and a career in the STEM-related industries.

To support schools in developing and implementing quality STEM ALPs, MOE has partnered STEM Inc., a newly-established unit under the Science Centre Singapore comprising about 50 personnel. Some of STEM Inc.’s personnel also have industry experience, and will work with schools to create meaningful and enriching learning opportunities for students. Through the partnership with STEM Inc., MOE supports schools in the following areas:

  • identifying and developing the school’s programme;
  • co-developing lessons, resources and materials;
  • co-teaching lessons; and
  • facilitating partnerships between schools and industry partners to offer students opportunities to better understand the STEM industries.

The list of 42 secondary schools offering the STEM ALP is in Annex A.

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Friday #sgroundup: Singapore to raise Causeway toll charges starting next month

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 5:24pm
Here are today’s top trending stories in case you missed them.
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Ex-NUS professor in resume fraud scandal in US

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:48am
A former assistant professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) who landed a prestigious position at a United States university is now at the centre of a sensational fraud investigation
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Lao children are better educated than Thai kids

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:34am
Thailand's poor standing in a recent global survey on the quality of education has caused alarm among educators here and prompted the authorities to respond. Thailand is ranked 87th in the world in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 - behind most other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including less economically developed ...
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Lao children are better educated than Thai kids

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:02pm
Thailand's poor standing in a recent global survey on the quality of education has caused alarm among educators here and prompted the authorities to respond
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Senior Parliamentary Secretary Hawazi Daipi to attend Regional Ministerial Meetings on Educational Cooperation

Ministry of Education Press Releases - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:00am

Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, will attend the 8th ASEAN Education Ministers’ Meeting, 2nd ASEAN Plus Three Education Ministers’ Meeting, and 2nd East Asia Summit Education Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, from 11 - 12 September 2014.

At these meetings, Education Ministers (or their representatives) from the 10 ASEAN member states, the Plus Three countries (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) and other East Asia Summit participating countries (Australia, India, New Zealand, Russia and the USA) will discuss educational cooperation to deepen regional integration and development.

Mr Hawazi will be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Education.

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Authentic Learning Contexts Equip Students with Problem Solving Skills

Schoolbag - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 8:00am

According to the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international benchmarking study, Singapore students are able to think flexibly and creatively when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems.

Students in Singapore are able to think flexibly and creatively when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. In a real-world situation, they would be able to find information, use intuition and dare to experiment with alternative solutions. This is according to the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) computer-based assessment of Problem Solving, organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Of the 44 education systems that participated in this international benchmarking study, Singapore students came up joint-first with Korea students. "Singapore's education system has at times been criticised for encouraging rote learning at the expense of developing creative skills. The PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving skills proves those critics wrong," said Mr Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Education Policy and Deputy Director for Education and Skills of OECD. This PISA finding has helped to validate the broad-based approach to education that the Ministry of Education has been emphasising, which provides students with rich learning opportunities in real-world contexts.
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Student Ambassadors Creating a Better Internet through Kindness

Schoolbag - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:30pm
"Let's Create a Better Internet Together" was the theme of this year's Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) Conference, calling on students to work together and be considerate of others when online. The conference, jointly organised by student leaders from the School of Science & Technology (SST) and Innova Junior College (IJC), was held over three days for students from more than 200 primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges. A collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Media Development Authority, the CWSAP aims to provide an extended platform to engage students and promote peer advocacy in cyber wellness.

Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, delivering his keynote speech at the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) 2014 Conference.

At the Conference for secondary school students on 26 March 2014, Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, gave a keynote speech, where he emphasised that kindness played an important role in creating a safe internet space for all. He also reminded students to be vigilant and considerate when engaging in online activities. The CWSAP STAR Awards 2014 ceremony was also held to honour student ambassadors for their active involvement and efforts to promote cyber wellness education between student ambassadors and their peers. This year, the winners of the CWSAP STAR Awards are the School of Science & Technology, River Valley High School and Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (AMKSS).
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