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Pedagogies – Not Technology – Are Challenges

“But the push to roll out technology in classrooms is facing a backlash, with some schools and teachers saying computers are a “distraction” and can hinder learning” (Laptops In Class: Learning Aid Or Distraction?, Jonathan Pearlman). It is convenient to blame technology in classrooms – the use of laptops and iPads, for instance – as … Continue reading

Balancing Homework

At first glance the finding that students in Singapore rank third globally in time spent on homework – with 9.4 average hours every week – is another confirmation of Singapore’s stressful education system (ST, Dec. 27). “Are you sure Singapore is not first” was a common response on the Internet. However, Associate Professor Jason Tan of the National Institute of Education was right to mention that with little indication of the subjects and nature of homework completed, it is “hard to draw any conclusions from [the findings]”. Continue reading