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Educators urged to push frontiers of learning

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Madam Siti Zubaidah Abdullah was among about 500 education officers who received their lettersof promotion at yesterday's ceremony. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

During her decade at Millennia Institute, Madam Siti Zubaidah Abdullah has constantly tried to whet her students' appetite for business management.

For instance, she will take them to the shops around the school's neighbourhood.

"There are bakeries, small department shops and Chinese sinsehs (physicians). I used all these to teach about things like sole proprietorship and partnership," said the 51-year-old, who has been a teacher for 27 years.

"Some business concepts can be very dry, so I want to make it more interesting for students."

 
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MAKING CONCEPTS INTERESTING

There are bakeries, small department shops and Chinese sinsehs (physicians). I used all these to teach about things like sole proprietorship and partnership. Some business concepts can be very dry, so I want to make it more interesting for students.

- Madam Siti Zubaidah Abdullah, 51, who has constantly been trying to whet her students' appetite for business management

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