Education then and now

Global Perspectives

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For decades, the idea of education in Singapore was an ink-and-paper task. Now, young children are learning and meddling with handheld tacky gadgets in the streets. Education in the past has been mainly rote learning. Now, it is mostly replaced with more creative strides of activities and projects as performance indicators to be reflected in report cards. Is Singapore becoming globalised in its orientation in education? Here, the questions we should have are if we have moved on with the global education perspective; or are we still struggling with the ink-and-paper mentality while trying to inculcate the young with a global mentality? There is definitely a place for ink-and-paper task with the exception of it as the only benchmark for success in life and a badge to a guaranteed good future.

Global education is not just a hot topic in town but also in the other towns…

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