NIE celebrates Leaders In Education Programme Graduation

NIE celebrates Leaders In Education Programme Graduation

Date
Friday, 24 October 2014

GRADUATION DINNER: 24 OCTOBER 2014 AT 7.15 PM, ROYAL PAVILION BALLROOM, LEVEL ONE, THE REGENT SINGAPORE, ONE CUSCADEN ROAD, SINGAPORE 249715 

A total of 30 Singapore school leaders and 5 senior educators from Brunei will receive their certificates for the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP) at a graduation dinner to be held on Friday, 24 October 2014 at The Regent Singapore. 

For the past six months, the LEP participants have been leading a value-adding change in their attachment schools. Many of the projects are exciting initiatives that lead to significant improvements in student learning. Two outstanding participants will receive their awards from Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat. This year’s Valedictorian, Mr Hoe Wee Meng will receive two awards―the Lee Kuan Yew Award and Dr Ruth Wong Medal Award. He receives the two awards for his best overall performance and highest performance in a Creative Action Project. 

The LEP is a full-time executive programme by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore for talented educators selected by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore for school leadership. 

LEADERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMME 

Since its inception, the LEP has attracted much international attention on how Singapore prepares our school leaders before their appointment. NIE has welcomed government ministers and a host of overseas educators to observe this leadership programme. During the LEP, the participants have the opportunity to make an overseas study trip in their small groups to gain first-hand knowledge on education initiatives by well-established institutes and corporations in other countries. For the LEP 2014 cohort, participants visited countries such as Finland, Denmark, Germany, Canada and the United States

The LEP focuses on innovation and the creation of new knowledge. It stimulates the participants’ thinking through a series of challenging learning experiences. These include working on a value-adding project in an attachment school, dialogues with senior Education Ministry officials and the overseas study trip. The main parties involved in this collaborative effort include NIE academics, MOE staff and principal mentors. The exposure offered by LEP serves to raise participants’ leadership skills to new levels and allows them to lead their schools in impactful ways upon the completion of the programme. 

For the programme, list of prizes and awards and winning Creative Action Project, please refer to Annexe A, Annexe B and Annexe C.

Media Coverage

25 October 2014

The Straits Times (Page B4): Stress the need to build skills, educators urged

AsiaOne (Online): Stress the need to build skills, educators urged