Changes in Singapore–learning through life, not just exams

Connected learning, according to Wikipedia, is “..a type of learning that integrates personal interest, peer relationships, and achievement in academic, civic, or career-relevant areas…” This definition brings to mind the recent changes announced by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) aimed at promoting learning that is connected to students interests, abilities and aspirations, moving away from the comparitive and competitive model that many argue has pushed the country consistently to the top of the international education rankings for a number of years.

The changes have been driven as much by industry as any other group in Singaporean society, as they realise the need to equip school graduates with the “…the creativity and people skills needed to thrive in a volatile, uncertain future”.