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Educators need to make primary school engaging for students: Heng Swee Keat

Channel News Asia (July 10, 2013)

Minister Heng Swee Keat

Minister Heng Swee Keat

In the continuation of efforts to deliver an engaging education to the young so as to fulfill the vision of a Student-Centric, Values-Driven Education, the Ministry of Education organsied the inaugural Primary School Education Seminar and Exhibition. About 2200 teachers attended the seminar during which the Minister of Education outlined the principles of primary school education – “to build strong fundamentals, to provide active, visible and interactive learning, to give feedback to support learning and to affirm the children’s efforts” – so as to lay a good foundation for life long learning for the young charges. The exhibition focused on the demonstration of teaching approaches that promote engaged learning and the holistic development of children.

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