Knowledge and basic skills in Singapore

Green, Nicole and Li, Jen Yi and Tzuo, Pei Wen (2006) Knowledge and basic skills in Singapore. International Journal of Education Sevres, 43. pp. 33-45. ISSN 1254-4590

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Abstract

In a country that encourages the development of a knowledge-based economy, the educational investment is the essential source of prosperity. The national program aims to ensure the success of the school student learning while including them optimize their provisions. This is to form citizens capable of more independent thinking creatively to meet the economic challenges and teach educational content related to specific knowledge, while taking into account the needs of individual students and enhancing the capacities and talents. This implies a redefinition of the concepts of knowledge and learning, enhancement of the learning process, exceeding the results culture. The implementation of these provisions is not without contradictions, ambiguities and resistances. It also requires the modification and diversification of evaluation methods.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Any other reproduction is prohibited without prior consent of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 05:25
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 01:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: competence; performance monitoring; evaluation; goal of education; educational innovation; level of knowledge; education policy; curriculum
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20842

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