28 Feb '17, 12pm

Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and science (http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38131731 ). Yet, even after achieving remarkable success, it is not a system without problems (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/going-beyond-grades-evolving-the-singapore-education-system ). The advent of disruptive technology in the job market creates new challenges that the Singapore society needs to adapt to. Faced with these challenges, the education system is pivoting itself from its traditional focus on rote-learning and qualification-based education towards one which is more skill-based. Ed-tech, the marriage between education and technology, serves as the perfect tool to shift the emphasis. A more job-centric and skill-centric education system requires students to be familiar wit...

Full article: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2017/02/singapore-world-cla...

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