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Recommendations by the Primary Education Review and Implementation Committee set up by the Ministry of Education.

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  • 1. Preparing Our Students for the Future
  • 2. Raising the Quality of Primary Education
    • Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee set up in Oct 2008
    • Feedback received from more than 600 people through dialogue sessions, emails, websites and other channels
  • 3. Raising the Quality of Primary Education
    • Strong fundamentals for future learning
      • Robust and internationally recognised system
      • Need to prepare individuals to thrive in a fast-changing and globalised future
  • 4. Raising the Quality of Primary Education
    • We want to see:
      • Confident children with a love for learning
      • Team-players who can communicate effectively
      • Innovative, enterprising and civic-minded individuals
  • 5. Preliminary Recommendations
    • Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
      • Engaging Teaching Methods
      • Balanced Curriculum
      • Holistic Assessment
    • More Resources for a Quality Primary Education
      • Quality Teaching Force
      • Enhanced Infrastructure
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 6. Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
    • More engaging teaching methods
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      • Strengthen training of teachers in content mastery and teaching methods
        • e.g. speech and drama in language classes, hands-on experiments in science to fuel curiosity
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment TEACHING METHODS
  • 7. Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
      • Train and deploy teachers so that they specialise in teaching certain subjects at upper primary level
    T QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment TEACHING METHODS
  • 8. Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
    • New Programme for Active Learning (PAL):
    C curriculum
      • Greater exposure for all P1-2 pupils to Sports & Outdoor Education and Performing & Visual Arts for well-rounded education
      • 2 hours curriculum time per week ( m odular)
      • P3-6 pupils may continue with programme or opt for elective CCA
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 9. Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
    • More resources for schools to conduct PAL
    • More trained teachers and resources for PE, Art and Music subjects
    C curriculum QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 10. Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
    • Holistic assessment to support learning
    A assessment
      • Qualitative feedback on skills and non-academic areas
      • ‘ Bite-sized’ topical tests in P1-2
      • Train teachers to employ a range of assessment techniques and in giving feedback
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 11.
      • More teachers and Allied Educators
      • Recruit & train more PE, Art and Music teachers
      • Engage individuals with strong oral language competencies as language or speech & drama instructors
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE Investing in a Quality Teaching Force
    • Provide additional manpower
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 12. QUALITY TEACHING FORCE Investing in a Quality Teaching Force
    • Recruit passionate, quality educators
      • Continue to select firstly for passion and aptitude to teach
      • Recruit new teachers from pool of university graduates or those who qualify for an undergraduate education by 2015
        • So as to continue recruiting teachers from top 30% of national cohort
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 13. QUALITY TEACHING FORCE Investing in a Quality Teaching Force
      • A-level and diploma holders can join the teaching service through NIE’s degree programme
      • Alternatively, they can join as Allied Educators (Teaching & Learning) and upgrade qualifications to become teachers if found suitable
    • Ensure continuous professional development of teachers
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 14. ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE Enhanced Infrastructure
    • All primary schools to become single-session to support above goals
      • More popular schools should still maintain a sufficient number of places for members of the public with no affiliation to apply
      • Government schools by 2016
      • MOE to facilitate transition of Government-aided schools
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 15. ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE Enhanced Infrastructure
      • Schools have flexibility to adjust start and end times
      • MOE to work with LTA on school bus transportation issues
      • Number of hours determined primarily by educational goals
        • e.g. not full- day schools
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 16. ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE Enhanced Infrastructure
    • Improve primary school facilities
      • e.g. more outdoor learning spaces
    • Provide more space to support Student Care Centres especially for pupils from disadvantaged families
      • e.g. community-run Student Care Centres for pupils with no adult supervision after school hours
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 17. ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE Financial Estimates QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment $ 100 m Teacher training $ 400 m Manpower for single session $ 710 m Recruit new teachers $ 540 m Hiring Allied Educators $ 4.5 b Total $ 330 m New programmes $ 1.1 b Provide new generation primary school facilities $ 700 m Upgrade about 80 existing schools $ 600 m Build 18 new schools INFRASTRUCTURAL AND OPERATING EXPENDITURE (over 10 yrs) Cost Recommendation
  • 18. Preliminary Recommendations
    • Balancing Knowledge with Skills & Values
      • Engaging Teaching Methods
      • Balanced Curriculum
      • Holistic Assessment
    • More Resources for a Quality Primary Education
      • Quality Teaching Force
      • Enhanced Infrastructure
    QUALITY TEACHING FORCE ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE A T TEACHING METHODS C curriculum assessment
  • 19. Preparing Our Students for the Future