Schools looking to better harness technology to aid learning

“We have found higher engagement, higher motivation,” said Dr Victor Lim, deputy director of Technologies for Learning at the Ministry of Education. “Our students today are living in a digital world, where they are confronted with a range of different types of texts, and we want to help our students to become critical and discerning readers.”

But at the end of the day, the goal is for technology to aid teachers, not replace them.

“The teacher is the key and that’s why we focus a lot of efforts in the professional development of our teachers,” said Dr Lim. “When we run workshops like that, we are helping to build up our teachers’ competencies to be able to use the technology meaningfully in the classroom.”

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By Posted 21 Jan 2016 23:55



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