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Singapore Schools show new techniques of teaching

Published on Apr 12, 2014 8:12 AM
Dressed in costumes from the Chinese literary classic Journey To The West, Primary 4 pupils from Mee Toh School (from left) Kiefer Ong, Chen Bailin and Annabelle Yeow speaking to visitors at the ExCEL Fest yesterday. Pupils in the school study the book in Primary 3 and put up performances based on it as part of their curriculum. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Students at Jurong Secondary School do sums to perfect the right amount of ingredients for ice cream, then conduct scientific experiments to find out the fastest way to freeze it.

Such methods are typical of how Secondary 1 students in its Normal (Technical) stream are taught subjects such as maths, science, and food and consumer education.

Their projects were exhibited yesterday at the Ministry of Education's ExCEL Fest, an annual event to showcase and share innovative efforts in school.

Teachers at Jurong Secondary plan lessons around a theme - in this case, ice cream - to make the different subjects more integrated and interesting.

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