Helping students develop future-ready skills

S'pore tops Asia in an index on preparing youth for the future, but areas such as global citizenship and inclusivity need attention

Singapore has improved its education system over the decades. In 1997, then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the Thinking Schools, Learning Nation vision to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and thinking in the education system.

In 2004, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong introduced the Teach Less, Learn More initiative, which eventually reduced the curriculum load by 20 per cent and promoted active and independent learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 20, 2018, with the headline 'Helping students develop future-ready skills'. Print Edition | Subscribe