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42 Secondary Schools Offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP)

Ministry of Education Press Releases - 12 hours 21 min ago

42 secondary schools are offering the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP). This programme will provide learning opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in science, mathematics and technology to solve real-world problems. By 2017, half of the 124 mainstream secondary schools will offer the STEM ALP to our students.

The objective of STEM ALP is to help students appreciate the relevance and value of what they learn in the curriculum and develop stronger motivation and purpose to acquire knowledge and skills. The skills and competencies include:

  • Scientific inquiry and literacy;
  • Reasoning and problem solving;
  • Design thinking;
  • Computational thinking; and
  • Data analysis and the use of technology

In addition, the STEM ALP provides students an early exposure to STEM-related applied learning and careers and helps to ignite students’ interest to pursue STEM-related courses in Institutes of Higher Learning, and a career in the STEM-related industries.

To support schools in developing and implementing quality STEM ALPs, MOE has partnered STEM Inc., a newly-established unit under the Science Centre Singapore comprising about 50 personnel. Some of STEM Inc.’s personnel also have industry experience, and will work with schools to create meaningful and enriching learning opportunities for students. Through the partnership with STEM Inc., MOE supports schools in the following areas:

  • identifying and developing the school’s programme;
  • co-developing lessons, resources and materials;
  • co-teaching lessons; and
  • facilitating partnerships between schools and industry partners to offer students opportunities to better understand the STEM industries.

The list of 42 secondary schools offering the STEM ALP is in Annex A.

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Ministry of Education Appoints 52 Principals in 2014

Ministry of Education Press Releases - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:00am

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be appointing 52 Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony for Principals, which will be held on 30 December 2014. Of these, 20 are newly-appointed Principals. (Please refer to Annex A for the details.)

Principals are key to shaping and strengthening the culture and ethos of our schools. They lead and inspire teachers, and work with parents and the community to help students discover their strengths and pursue their passions.

The appointment is an important milestone for the 20 newly-appointed Principals as they assume major responsibilities as leaders in education. For the 32 serving Principals and HQ officers assuming new appointments, it is an affirmation of MOE’s confidence in them to continue guiding our teachers and our young. The systemic process of appointing and rotating of Principals allows schools the benefit of fresh perspectives and enables experienced Principals to share best practices in support of ‘Every School, a Good School’. It also gives the Principals the opportunity to take on new challenges as part of their career development.

Ms Ho Peng, Director-General of Education, will present the Letters of Appointment to the Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony. The ceremony will also acknowledge the contributions of retiring Principals and Senior Education Officers from MOE HQ who had formerly served as Principals. Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat, will grace the ceremony as Guest-of-Honour.

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Northrop Grumman Engineers Mentor Students Competing in RobotX Unmanned Sea Battle

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 1:49am
SINGAPORE, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct. 20-26. Bringing together 15 teams of university students from five countries (United States, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia), RobotX challenges ...
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Islamic Education Fund to be made available to more needy students in Singapore

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 5:02pm
A scheme to finance Islamic education will be made available to more young Muslims
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BOC AT1 beats Asian record

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 3:00am
By Lianting Tu SINGAPORE, Oct 17 - Bank of China braved a weak market this week to sell a landmark US$6.5bn offering of Basel III-compliant Additional Tier 1 preference shares and, with it, open the door ...
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Why Singapore graduates aren't getting the right jobs

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 6:49am
A university degree may no longer be the golden ticket to an ideal job in Singapore amid a growing pool of degree holders and fast-changing economy.
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'Sorceress' principal demoted to teacher

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:26pm
(MENAFN - Arab News) The principal of an elementary school has accused colleagues of leveling false charges against her which resulted in her demotion to a teacher's position.Majid...
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Ride at Elizabeth Walk

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:01pm
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A tourist boat goes under the Nicoll bridge at Elizabeth Walk in Singapore yesterday. International visitor arrivals to Singapore in the first six months o...
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134 in 100000 people hit with cancer

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:57pm
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT Oct 15 (KUNA): The rate of contracting cancer in Kuwait according to statistics in 2012 is 134 cases per 100000 people in the population said Minister ...
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Fall Layers

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:46pm
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) This season's toppers come in all shapes colours and sizes. Think oversized coats pale pink jackets and classic denim jackets with a twist. Take your pick a...
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'NBO Golf Classic can grow further'

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:44pm
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The National Bank of Oman (NBO) Golf Classic has the potential to grow further with talks taking place between NBO and a top European Tour official in Musca...
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Omasco employees bag awards at Honda's Annual Skills Contest in Dubai

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:44pm
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Omasco Honda's exclusive authorised distributor in the sultanate is celebrating after walking away with three prestigious awards from the recent Honda Annua...
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Lulu hypermarkets to offer an assortment of sweets for Diwali

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:43pm
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) With Diwali the festival of lights just around the corner Lulu hypermarkets the region's largest retail chain is all set to celebrate this auspicious Indian...
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Global slowdown pulls back S'pore's Q3 growth

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:18am
Singapore's third-quarter economic growth was dampened by the lacklustre global economy, a sluggish property market and the nation's restructuring efforts
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NTU’s Nanyang Business School ranked top in Singapore for 11th year

Yahoo Singapore Education News - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 8:15am
TODAY reports: The ranking by The Economist also placed Nanyang Business School as fourth best among Asian institutions and 66th internationally.
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Authentic Learning Contexts Equip Students with Problem Solving Skills

Schoolbag - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 8:00am

According to the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international benchmarking study, Singapore students are able to think flexibly and creatively when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems.

Students in Singapore are able to think flexibly and creatively when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. In a real-world situation, they would be able to find information, use intuition and dare to experiment with alternative solutions. This is according to the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) computer-based assessment of Problem Solving, organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Of the 44 education systems that participated in this international benchmarking study, Singapore students came up joint-first with Korea students. "Singapore's education system has at times been criticised for encouraging rote learning at the expense of developing creative skills. The PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving skills proves those critics wrong," said Mr Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Education Policy and Deputy Director for Education and Skills of OECD. This PISA finding has helped to validate the broad-based approach to education that the Ministry of Education has been emphasising, which provides students with rich learning opportunities in real-world contexts.
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Student Ambassadors Creating a Better Internet through Kindness

Schoolbag - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:30pm
"Let's Create a Better Internet Together" was the theme of this year's Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) Conference, calling on students to work together and be considerate of others when online. The conference, jointly organised by student leaders from the School of Science & Technology (SST) and Innova Junior College (IJC), was held over three days for students from more than 200 primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges. A collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Media Development Authority, the CWSAP aims to provide an extended platform to engage students and promote peer advocacy in cyber wellness.

Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, delivering his keynote speech at the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) 2014 Conference.

At the Conference for secondary school students on 26 March 2014, Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, gave a keynote speech, where he emphasised that kindness played an important role in creating a safe internet space for all. He also reminded students to be vigilant and considerate when engaging in online activities. The CWSAP STAR Awards 2014 ceremony was also held to honour student ambassadors for their active involvement and efforts to promote cyber wellness education between student ambassadors and their peers. This year, the winners of the CWSAP STAR Awards are the School of Science & Technology, River Valley High School and Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (AMKSS).
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