ST Education Forum 2018

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ST Education Forum 2018

From left: Singapore Management University law dean Goh Yihan and SMU president Arnoud De Meyer argued against the motion "You don't need a degree to succeed in life" at the Straits Times Education Forum yesterday. On the opposing team were OECD dire
Skills v degrees debate at ST Education Forum ends in a tie

The debate involved the 500-strong audience voting for or against the motion in real time, according to how they were swayed as the session went on.

SMU president Arnoud De Meyer on how universities transform lives

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Degree or skills? Audience vote will count at ST Forum

Those attending The Straits Times Education Forum on Saturday will not only get to hear the views of education experts on whether a degree or skills contribute more to one's success in life, but they will also get to participate in the debate by voting for or against the motion.

Mr Andreas Schleicher at the release of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment last year.
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In the second of a four part-series, OECD's education and skills director Andreas Schleicher talks about why we need to study and whether universities really add value.

Panel discussion

Who's who: Speakers and moderator

Come listen to a robust debate on the degrees-versus-skills issue at The Straits Times Education Forum, presented by the Singapore Management University, on March 17. The motion for the debate is "You don’t need a degree to succeed in life". The speakers for the motion are Andreas Schleicher and Ng Cher Pong. The speakers against the motion are Professor Arnoud De Meyer and Associate Professor Goh Yihan.

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ST Education Forum 2017

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