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Replace Lower Primary Exams with Lifeskills Assessment?

Postby chenwj » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:51 pm

perhaps schools should consider making primary 1 and primary 2 students learn life skills - such as recognising vegetables, basic fruits/veggie planting skills, basic swimming skills, milking the cows/sheeps? then schools should hold more outdoor activities in camps as core school activities?

just saying. :sweat:

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Re: Replace Lower Primary Exams with Lifeskills Assessment?

Postby optimistforum » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:32 pm

chenwj wrote:perhaps schools should consider making primary 1 and primary 2 students learn life skills - such as recognising vegetables, basic fruits/veggie planting skills, basic swimming skills, milking the cows/sheeps? then schools should hold more outdoor activities in camps as core school activities?

just saying. :sweat:


Why not incorporate lifeskills asessment within lower primary exams, as it provides more context.
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Re: Replace Lower Primary Exams with Lifeskills Assessment?

Postby chenwj » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:25 pm

optimistforum wrote:
chenwj wrote:perhaps schools should consider making primary 1 and primary 2 students learn life skills - such as recognising vegetables, basic fruits/veggie planting skills, basic swimming skills, milking the cows/sheeps? then schools should hold more outdoor activities in camps as core school activities?

just saying. :sweat:


Why not incorporate lifeskills asessment within lower primary exams, as it provides more context.


Also can. I'm thinking along the lines of ECA - instead of letting the kids go for ECA after school, why not incorporate the ECA into the main school time? There has been so much talks about less pressure for the young ones on academic success.

Maybe should start thinking changing the curriculum for 7,8,9 year old kids - Mon Tue Wed they are to go to school as normal, but Thur and Fri they should be learning life skills - camping, tent pitching, rock climbing, tying knots, cooking outdoors, cycling, skating, camo, 5bx, SoC, IPPT, field camps, topo, section movement.... :evil: :evil: (u get my drift).

Think out of the box and be drastic. :scared:

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Re: Replace Lower Primary Exams with Lifeskills Assessment?

Postby nms1 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:25 am

Did you see the letter in the Straits Times this morning on "teach less, learn more".

The problem we face now is that the schools are trying to incorporate all these non-academic elements but the the syllabus isn't changing so they still have to achieve the same academic results at the end of the year with less teaching hours. How?

If ultimately the PSLE, O Level, A Level etc syllabus remains unchanged, do we have time for these activities without lengthening the school day?

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