Category Archives: Education Matters

New PSLE Scoring System – It’s about choices to make

Instead of T Score, Achievement Levels (AL) from 1 to 8 will be the new scoring system. To start, this new grading system is easier to understand. It is closer to grading system of examination systems starting from “O” Level … Continue reading

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Chasing Grades and Titles

I belong to the old school having been through an education system where student names and their respective GCE “O” Level results were published in the Straits Times for all to see (Year 1973). Having fantastic grades in national examinations … Continue reading

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Thinking aloud

I enjoyed reading Dr Tommy Koh’s letter to his grandchildren in 2065. (appearing in The Straits Times’ Opinion page, 3 August 2015). Dr Koh projected forward to 50 years later when Singapore celebrates its 100th anniversary. Then I read about … Continue reading

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Choosing top-ranked schools may not be clever

In the book “David & Goliath”, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about a student by name of Caroline Sacks. She had been interested in Science all along and did very well in high school. When she chose the Ivy League Brown University … Continue reading

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Views on changes in education system in Singapore

When comes to school education matters, I have my views as most Singaporeans do. I am a parent of a daughter who had completed her university degree recently. I also taught in a polytechnic and was a school administrator before. … Continue reading

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Teaching

Not anyone can be a good teacher/lecturer, who can engage his/her students in meaningful learning and touches hearts of students. On the other hand, I have seen many who chose this path excelling in teaching and connected well with their … Continue reading

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My journey on path of education

There is so much discussion on the Singapore education scene, how children are stressed, have tuition to get ahead, etc. I share how I get to where I am today. I started primary school in early 1960s in order to … Continue reading

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