Future-ready Education for the Real World

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SCIA Managing Director & School Director Anselm Chu engages with parents. SCIA

The top core skills the world needs are complex problem solving, critical and creative thinking, and interpersonal skills .

Take a look at the rest of the list: intangible skillsets are far more valuable than technical skills. By the time our children graduate, will they be fully equipped with these skills? Will the education they receive today get them to where they need to be in the future? The world is constantly evolving, and so should the goal of education.

Educating Our Young to be Future-ready

Education needs to be practical and relevant to the real world. Through experiential learning, students are exposed to real-world situations and given opportunities to practise and develop their soft skills through self-reflection and collaboration with others.

Education has a critical role to play in ensuring students are future-ready. When students step out into the real world after graduation, they will be equipped to take on challenges independently if they have received transferrable skills from young.

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SCIA Teen Entrepreneur Challenge 2 Finals: Senior High School Principal, Ms Ng Bee Sun with Winners (Team Polaris) SCIA

Today’s generation of employees are on the verge of being replaced by artificial intelligence.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed 65% of children entering primary school are likely to find themselves in jobs that do not exist today.

SCIA strives to cultivate in students the habit and attitude towards lifelong learning and constant upgrading so that they always remain a few steps ahead of becoming irrelevant.

Preparation for the Real World Starts in School

Gone are the days the goal of education is merely to impart knowledge and fill one’s mind with facts.

Acquiring new knowledge is important but it is also crucial for today’s curriculum to focus on the holistic development of the student in all aspects: cognitive, aesthetics, moral, physical and social developments.

Along with subjects including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), ICT (Information & Communications Technology), Character Education as well as leadership and entrepreneurship development, schools can help nurture students to be thinkers, innovators and creators of their own future.

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A child using tangrams to create animal formations at SCIA booth. SCIA

Experience Education for the Real World

SCIA will be hosting a community platform where industry practitioners from Singapore, Japan and France facilitate learning experiences for the students and public, by nurturing the next generation to be future-ready individuals and lifelong learners. SCIA students will also showcase their learning journeys and talents at the event.

Be a part of the SCIA Learning Village Event on 3rd November 2018, at SCIA Campus. See details at bit.ly/scialearningvillage .

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A child measuring his pulse with the assistance of St John’s Phnom Penh, one of SCIA’s partners at the recent SCIA STEM Festival. SCIA