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It has the world’s best schools, but Singapore wants better

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Date: 1 Sep 2018 | by: The Economist | Story Source: The Economist ~ Go to Original Article

The government wants pupils not just to ace exams, but also to be creative.

THE library at Woodgrove Primary School has been turned into a “MakerSpace”. After regular lessons end at around 2pm, pupils sign up for sessions like 3D design, stop-motion film-making and coding for robots. Instructors leave the children to it once they have explained how things work. The overall message is that it’s OK to fail, says a teacher. On a Thursday afternoon just after the summer break, one young boy stops to…

 


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