Thoughts

Acquiring a degree

by admin • March 21, 2018

The Straits Times recently shared Mr Andreas Schleicher’s views on the role and significance of university education in today’s world. Mr Schleicher is OECD’s Education and Skills director. The article quoted “A widely quoted 2011 study by researchers Richard Arum of New York University and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia, showed that a […]


Entrepreneurship in Schools

by admin • March 21, 2018

I came across an interesting article about entrepreneurship. Naveed, a senior management executive at Credit Suisse, launched two start-ups before turning 16. He founded Young Founders School in Hong Kong, which revamps the way entrepreneurship is taught. Naveed also has courses in Singapore. Naveed terms his startup as a charity-based entrepreneurship school. The school targets […]


Learning for exams is also learning for life

by admin • March 21, 2018

Singapore’s education curriculum has often been emulated by many developed nations around the world. While we perform well at examinations, we need to look beyond examination grades. I read a recent Straits Times article on examinations, and it highlighted two main points. Examinations are not just about how well one performs but serve as a […]


“If you work like a robot, you will be replaced by a robot”

by admin • March 21, 2018

Minister of Education (Higher Education and Skills), Mr Ong Ye Kung mentioned in an interview with The Straits Times, “If you work like a robot, you will be replaced by a robot”. Mr Ong stressed that we should stop viewing university education as the only way to success. We need to reinvent ourselves to stay […]