29 Oct '12, 1am

Understanding why PSLE needs to be changed... #sgpolitics

As a teacher, there is an interesting anomaly i would like to share. In the secondary normal stream,they have a "though-train programme" where the better normal stream students are allowed to skip the N'levels or take partial O levels. These students i found them to be much smarter than the express students and some of JC calibre. But bear in mind not too long ago, they were not even allowed to take "A" Maths, which would eventually shaped their academic path. As an educator, i find the concept of IQ theory too domineering. Our current system is built on the assumption of inherent capabilities of the child - and it cannot be changed hence PSLE - the need to separate the wheat from the chaff quickly. I would prefer French psychologist Jean Piaget's view that cognitive skills opens up in stages, before the light bulb is lit, no amount of teaching would make the child underst...

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