Acquiring a degree

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 … Read more

Entrepreneurship in Schools

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 … Read more

Learning for exams is also learning for life

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 … Read more