29 Dec '16, 9pm

Let students deal with setbacks on their own, says Ng Chee Meng

Give students the space to learn from their mistakes, find their own answers and put in the hard work to make solutions succeed - this was the call from Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng to educators yesterday. This will allow Singapore's next generation to build the resilience to bounce back in a world that is increasingly having to cope with disruptive changes. He also urged them to give students the chance to "initiate, take charge and act", instead of simply following a script designed by the Education Ministry and schools, to help raise a rugged generation as well. Speaking at the appointment and appreciation ceremony for principals, Mr Ng said education has to keep pace with changes in the way society works and lives. But he admitted that nurturing resilience is not easy. "Because it often requires us, whether it be parents or teachers, to take a step bac...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/let-stude...

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