The Straits Times holds its first Education Forum on Sunday - 8.30am

Mr David Hoe, an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), is one of the speakers at the inaugural The Straits Times Education Forum, to be held at the Singapore Management University, Mochtar Riady Auditorium on May 4, 2014. -- ST
Mr David Hoe, an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), is one of the speakers at the inaugural The Straits Times Education Forum, to be held at the Singapore Management University, Mochtar Riady Auditorium on May 4, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
The Straits Times' first Education Forum on May 4, 2014, held at the Singapore Management University's Mochtar Riady Auditorium. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
The Straits Times' first Education Forum on May 4, 2014, held at the Singapore Management University's Mochtar Riady Auditorium. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

The Straits Times is organising its first Education Forum on Sunday, May 4, from 9am to 2pm.

The forum held at the Singapore Management University, which is the event's venue partner, is aimed at providing parents with the latest findings in education research and offer insights into how children can succeed in school and life.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is the guest of honour, will give a keynote address and speak on how parents can work with schools to support and develop their children.

The forum at SMU's Mochtar Riady Auditorium will also give the 300-strong member audience a chance to pose questions to Mr Heng at a dialogue session moderated by editor of The Straits Times, Mr Warren Fernandez. There will also be a panel discussion on child motivation led by the newspaper's senior education correspondent Sandra Davie.

Other speakers include Professor Andrew Martin, an educational psychologist from the University of New South Wales; final-year National University of Singapore undergraduate David Hoe, a former Normal (Technical) stream student; and Montfort Junior principal Genevieve Chye who will speak on how to choose a primary school.

Mr Stanz Tan, POSB expert, who is vice-president of Bancassurance. will also address parents questions on how to plan and save for their children's education.

The Straits Times' inaugural Education Forum:Presenting sponsor: POSBVenue sponsor: Singapore Management University