Channel 5 Talking Point 2018 – EP32 / Thu 13 Dec 2018 – Future Proofing Our Kids Or Too Kiasu?
From preparatory classes, to bridging programmes and boot-camps. Kids are studying to prepare for school, and they’re doing so, during the year-end school holidays ! Join Talking Point host Steven Chia, as he immerses himself into these programmes to find out how effective they are and if our children really need them, at the expense of a well-deserved break. Are we future-proofing our kids or just being “kiasu” parents ?
Catch the episode here
938Now Talkback – Holiday Enrichment Classes (13 Dec 2018)
From preparatory classes, to bridging programmes and boot-camps – Kids are studying to prepare for school, and they’re doing so, during the year-end school holidays! Are we future-proofing our kids or just being “kiasu” parents? Joining us to discuss this: Dr Mercy Karuniah Michael from the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education academic group at National Institute of Education Singapore and Grace Tan, Founder of Learning Journey Education Centre.
Learning Journey Education the Centre and Teacher Grace has been featured in the following articles on The Straits Times
Preparing pre-school kids for Primary l 12 Dec 2016
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Financial Times, 30 Sep 2016
Teacher Grace as quoted in The Financial Times, 30 Sep 2016 on the new PSLE grading scheme
“I have seen students who were so disappointed that they missed cut-off points by decimal points,” said Grace Tan, principal of the Learning Journey tuition centre. “At the tender age of 12, it is hard to for them to understand why they couldn’t get into the school of their choice, even after they have worked hard. This fine distinction causes unnecessary stress for these young children and their parents.”
Read the full article here
Esquire Magazine May 2016- A Special Report on Singapore’s Education Scene
Asiaone Business, 6 Jan 2016
Singapore kids choose teaching as top career choice, expect over $5,000 salary
Parents World (Singapore’s #1 Parenting & Lifestyle Magazine) November – December 2015 Issue 53
Parents World Nov 2014 Issue
AS FEATURED IN:
Popular Magazine Sep 2014