Motivating pupils at the Foundation level

Foundation-level subjects give pupils a learning platform that helps mend their self-esteem, regain confidence and, hopefully, discover the joy of learning again

"Measure what you value instead of valuing only what you can measure," said Professor Andy Hargreaves, acclaimed author and academic.

This may strike a familiar chord with those who have been closely following the recent debate on the new Primary School Leaving Examination scoring system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'Motivating pupils at the Foundation level'. Print Edition | Subscribe