27 Jul '11, 2pm

Nurture in students a love for art and culture: Minister

Nurture in students a love for art and culture: Minister

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat was speaking at the launch of an academy that offers professional development opportunities for art and music teachers here. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING WHILE the Singapore education system has succeeded in preparing young people for the workforce, educators are going a step further by nurturing in students a love for art and culture. The idea, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, is to groom students who are also expressive, imaginative, creative and culturally sensitive. He was speaking at the launch of an academy that offers professional development opportunities for art and music teachers here. Addressing a 300-strong audience comprising government officials and educators at the Academy of Singapore Teachers located at Malan Road, he said: 'Education is more than just preparing people for work or about academic achievements. 'Education ...

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