Develop Super Smart Babies In Singapore

Some Singaporean parents are willing to invest their time and money to develop their babies to become super smart.

Those babies in the videoclip were being trained to develop photographic memory in the first 1000 days of their lives.

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The future of kids is always a priority of most parents in Singapore due to the competitive market and the desire for a successful future for their kids.

Babies were trained to look at pictures quickly as well as listen to fast instructions.

The course was meant to develop the potential of babies in the early stage of their lives.

It would cost parents between S$40 to S$70 per hour depending on the classes they sign up for their babies.

By providing visual and auditory stimuli, parents hope that their babies would become super smart.

The stress for the need of good education starts from babies for most parents in Singapore.

When education is mainly for academic performance and achievement, parents may neglect the need for the joy of learning.

Most children learn best when they are having fun and it also creates precious childhood memories.

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Understand Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a Math learning disability that hinders one from comprehending or learning arithmetic even for simple calculations and easy Mathematical facts.

Ronit Bird, Dyscalculia Specialist, shared about the difficulties that children with dyscalculia faced.

She suggested some possible symptoms and indicators that parents can take note of and how parents can help their children at home in learning Math in the videoclip below.

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I have a student in my school who is diagnosed with dyscalculia. He is taking a modified Math curriculum in school for pupils who have difficulty in learning Math.

With the right attitude, his Math results had made good progress and he was able to do better than the other kids without dyscalculia.

Kids with dyscalculia can find Math more manageable when proper intervention is implemented early.

The first step is to understand the signs and symptoms of dyscalculia so that we can provide the necessary intervention early.

Below is a short videoclip about Niklas Goehle who is a boy with dyscalculia.

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There may be many other children like Niklas Goehle so we can make a difference in their lives by our awareness and the help that they desperately need.

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Singapore Education In Industry 4.0

Qi Siang shared about how Singapore Education System can adapt itself for Industry 4.0 with the Campus City Concept.

A more holistic and relevant education system through more flexibility and skill-based educational framework.

As a Year-4 undergraduate at Yale-NUS college, he had passion for policy and current affairs.

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One of the interesting facts that he shared was the free exchange of knowledge without fixed set of course but allow individual to have a wider choice of acquiring different skills and knowledge.

This vision of new education system can be the key for the need of diverse skills in the future market.

In secondary school level, students would have more customization of learning according to their learning ability and preference.

It looks like it may take a couple of years for the flexibility of learning to take place in Singapore but we can clearly see that it is in progress.

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Math Fun Fair At Singapore Science Centre

This was a fun Math exhibition at Singapore Science Centre.

One of the aims was to enable kids to see how Math was expressed everywhere in nature and technology even though they may not see it directly.

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Kids would learn about the different implications of Math and its direct effects.

As an educator, this is one nice example of how to make Math more than a subject but a life skill for their future.

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Teaching Is Heart Work

Opportunity to learn for all kids regardless of social status.

It is only right that every child is given a chance to be in school to learn that may just change his destiny especially for someone who grows up in poverty.

Teaching is not just about giving knowledge but it is about equipping our kids the skills they need to survive in this competitive world.

Knowledge is one of the keys to survive in future job demands.

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Teachers play an important role in educating the next generation and impact them positively to change their future positively.

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Singapore Style Mathematics

Singapore is well known for its Mathematics performance around the world.

The curriculum does have key principles that it follows even after reviews and changes every few years.

Ministry Of Education has a syllabus guide that provides reference for all teachers as well as assessment.
https://www.moe.gov.sg/docs/default-source/document/education/syllabuses/sciences/files/primary_mathematics_syllabus_pri1_to_pri5.pdf

The Singapore style of Mathematics uses manipulatives like most parts of the world but it has problem-solving component that may require model drawing to solve it.

Models are simply pictorial representation of the questions in rectangular boxes labelled with numbers and names. It helps to simplify questions for better understanding.

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CPA approach is also a popular way to teach. A teacher would provide Concrete experience before Pictorial and Abstract concepts come in.

I hope the above short videoclip provides some information about the Singapore Math style for your educational reference.

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Singapore School System In The Lens Of Others

From the videoclip, you can easily see that stress and pressure for kids in education can be extremely high.

Since Singapore does not have natural resources, one of the greatest budget allocated in Singapore is education.

Singapore has a strong belief that education is one of the keys to the success of its small nation.

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Singapore does not allow its education system to stay stagnant by making major changes in its curriculum every few years to ensure that it stays relevant to cater to the future needs.

Singapore also actively learn from other countries to make refinement to its current education system.

Constant improvement is definitely critical to ensure what the students learn today can be useful for them in the future unknown global economy.

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Do It To Learn It

Crest Secondary School in Singapore is a specialised school for students in Normal(Technical) Stream.

These students may not do well in academic subjects when they were in primary school but they are given opportunities to learn practical hands-on skills for potential future jobs.

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Many students built confidence in learning when they discovered their own talents through the taster modules like cooking, hospitality, coding etc

Students can discover their own passion in learning with many opportunities given in Crest Secondary School and find success that they have never experienced in Primary School.

Everyone can learn but each may learn in different way.

Everyone may be gifted in certain way but one may not be aware unless it is being discovered through different exposure.

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A Sensory Room For Autism

Hanover Elementary School has an unique sensory room to enable students with autism to calm themselves.

After the activities at the sensory room, many students were able to focus and learn better.

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Students with autism can learn better when their sensory needs are met.

This room is able to provide stress relief activities as well as engage students with calming motion.

It really depends on the needs of individuals and every student can have certain sensory need met in the sensory room.

This is something my local schools can explore since inclusive education is here to stay.

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Digital Workplace For Better Learning Experience

In Singapore, NTUC Learning Hub provided skills upgrade for working adults.

It is important because of new global demands of future automation workplace.

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Current working adults need to stay relevant by adopting and learning new skills under the skills future programme.

Through upgrading, working adults can become future ready and embrace change positively.

This allows working adults to become attuned to a new technology-rich environment.

We can never stop learning even in our adulthood to enable us to continue to be educated with new knowledge to cope with new job demands.

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