Preparing Our Students for the Future

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

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  • Preparing Our Students for the Future

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

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