NIE researcher aims to shed light on art of writing science answers

The Strait Times – Amelia Teng “THEY may know their science, but some young students have not mastered the art of providing the answers that teachers look for in exam scripts. They end up using the wrong words, even when they know the correct answer. This...

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

The Huffington Post – David Scott Clegg “How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their secret, their special formula? What is the Singapore story? Singapore’s meteoric rise as...

Losing focus: Why so many Chinese children wear glasses

The Economist – Staff Writer “The incidence of myopia is high across East Asia, afflicting 80-90% of urban 18-year-olds in Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan…The biggest factor in short-sightedness is a lack of time spent outdoors…if a child has...

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part Two)

The Huffington Post – Tim Elmore “We live in a world of speed and convenience…Unfortunately, this world…has diminished perseverance and work ethic in our kids…Singapore students are far more persistent in problem solving than U.S....