Inculcate strong values, character in students through education: Indranee

Inculcate strong values, character in students through education: Indranee

Date
Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Media Type
Channel NewsAsia (Online)

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah has said that it is important to inculcate strong values and character in students through education.

She was speaking at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference at Nanyang Technological University on Tuesday (Jun 2).

Ms Indranee, who is also Senior Minister of State for Law, also spoke of the challenges facing educators. “The internet has dramatically reshaped the world, in ways that affect all of us, but especially our young people. Cyberbullying, for example, is a phenomenon that did not exist when we were young. Radical Ideologies, such as those expounded by ISIS, can now influence our youth from thousands of miles away.”

She also noted that it is important to develop the critical literacy in students so that students will be discerning, as they often do not question what they read online.

More than 1,000 participants are attending the conference that is aimed at providing a platform for educators to explore innovative methods of teaching.

Professor David Hung, Associate Dean of the Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education, said: “We hope that teachers might be able to enrich their professionalism by sharing with one another the kind of practices that are typically invisible to others, and through conferences such as this, we hope that these classroom practices would become visible to the community.” 

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