Singapore’s vision for education: ‘less teaching, more learning’

February 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

by Alec Patton

Last week I blogged about Hong Kong, one of the PISA heavy-hitters, whose leaders are very into enquiry-based Learning.

On the theme of PISA-leading free-thinkers, here’s what’s happening at Singapore. They’re redesigning their curriculum based on the rallying cry ‘Teach less, learn more!’ Here’s a bit from the Ministry of Education website:

It is about shifting the focus from “quantity” to “quality” in education. “More quality” in terms of classroom interaction, opportunities for expression, the learning of life-long skills and the building of character through innovative and effective teaching approaches and strategies. “Less quantity” in terms of rote-learning, repetitive tests, and following prescribed answers and set formulae.

via Ministry of Education Singapore: BlueSky.


Entry filed under: Education & Children's Services.

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