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Why students need to relearn how to read

To help students navigate the digital world, schools will update the curriculum to focus more on digital literacy. The aim is for students to be more discerning of what they read and to develop a strong moral compass to figure out right from wrong.

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Data from the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), an international benchmarking study, shows how access to new technologies has increased at a remarkable rate among students around the world, including Singapore.

Pisa, which is conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) every three years, measures how well students use their mathematics, science and reading skills to solve problems, and also studies other trends in education, including reading habits and Internet usage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2020, with the headline Why students need to relearn how to read. Subscribe