Practise values using simulations

As Singapore moves towards a more values-driven and student-centric education system, there is much emphasis on helping students realise the importance of giving back to society ("Getting pupils to put values into practice"; April 21).

It is heartening to see that there are more resources devoted to teaching values to students. However, to what extent can we ensure that the values are authentically appreciated by students?

Learning is an active process that involves constant application. I suggest a more interactive way of putting values into practice.

Schools can simulate real-life scenarios during various lessons for students to apply their knowledge on how they can respond in such situations.

Students can participate in these events and apply multidisciplinary skills to consolidate what they have learnt.

Li Yuyao, 17, Secondary 4 student


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2016, with the headline 'Practise values using simulations'. Print Edition | Subscribe