Tuition may need to make way for parent workshops

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It may be time for you to hit the books, so that you can help your school-going child.

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Rather than sending their children to tuition lessons, today parents are opting to attend workshops themselves to understand what their children are learning and be able to support them.

The game changer for students in Singapore today may no longer be tuition.  Instead, parents may need to start taking some lessons to help them.

Sending your children for tuition whenever they fail to catch up, may soon be a thing of the past. After all, “students relying too much on tuition” was a much debated topic in parliament, where MP Lim Bio Chuan cautioned that reliance on tuition over time may result in the loss of skills geared for self-directed learning.

To enhance the development of 21st century competencies in our children, the Ministry of Education, Singapore, hopes for every student to be a self-directed learner – one who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for his own learning. Apart from the exposure at school, you too, can play a part in moulding your children into a self-directed learner at home.

To facilitate self-directed learning, it is important for you to guide your child with purposeful questions that empower him to solve problems independently. Today, we see a growing number of parents signing up for workshops to help them understand what their children are learning in school. In fact, even schools conduct workshops on specific concepts in various subjects like Maths, Science or English, just for parents.

Find out why tuition is making way for parent workshops on the next page.

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