Monthly Archives: January 2018


S’pore pupils No. 2 in global study on reading

Primary 4 pupils in Singapore have emerged second in an international test that measured how well they can read, out of 58 territories. The results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released last month, also found that pupils here outperformed their peers in other countries in navigating online texts. Singapore pupils came [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

ST-SIM forum to explore education and disruption

What kind of skills will be valued and in demand as technology advances and jobs get disrupted? How can education adapt to these changes in an interconnected world, challenge established norms and prepare students for an uncertain future? These are some of the questions that speakers and participants will explore on Feb 3 at a [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New president Subra Suresh wants to turn NTU into Singapore’s largest smart campus

A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student may find himself riding a driverless bus, using drones to deliver parcels to friends or relying on robots to return food trays. That is what the near future may look like at NTU, which is positioning itself to be Singapore's largest "smart campus". In the nearer future - the [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

A local flavour for pre-school Chinese lessons

Illustrations of HDB living and MRT travel, as well as desktop games created by local students, are part of new materials developed to teach pre-schoolers Chinese. The materials, designed by the Confucius Institute at the Nanyang Technological University (CI-NTU) for children from ages three to six, feature content and illustrations that are locally relevant. They [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments