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Empowering the youth with mindfulness - starting from the classroom

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 19/05/20 18:00

In a society that thrives on the relentless pursuit of perfection, the issue of mental wellness is increasingly salient, and rightly so. Last year, the first national study on the emotional resilience of young people was conducted in Singapore and is set to provide further insight into the stresses that they face. Amongst the factors studied were the perceived levels of academic stress and the impact of parenting styles.

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Topics: International School

Critical thinking: How provocations help your child become a critical thinker

Posted by Erin Smith on 12/05/20 17:30

At One World International School, we want our students to become lifelong learners who are curious about the world around them, and in order to do that, we actively work to develop their critical thinking skills. The educators at OWIS have found that ‘provocations’ help students make important connections during their units of inquiry, and allow them to naturally hone their critical thinking skills.

Simply put, we believe that the purpose of education extends beyond encouraging students to merely learn facts and memorise data.

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Topics: Primary School

How Teaching is Only a Part of the Learning Process

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 07/05/20 17:30

As schools have closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, families have made the change to virtual learning at home. With video capabilities, online instruction seems to closely simulate what would normally be happening in the classroom, but there are some subtle differences. Here's a more in-depth look at e-learning versus in-class learning.

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Topics: International School

Managing anxiety during a COVID19-driven time of uncertainty

Posted by Preeti Bhati on 23/04/20 19:45

While these are unsettling times for people around the world, parents living in Singapore have their own anxieties and concerns about the evolving pandemic situation. 

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Topics: International School

OWIS is now EduTrust Certified

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 19/03/20 19:00

One World International School is very happy to announce that we have been awarded a 4-year EduTrust certification, under the EduTrust Certification Scheme administered by the Committee for Private Education, Singapore (CPE).

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Topics: International School

21st Century Competencies in Students: What are They and Why are They Important?

Posted by Jasween Gill on 28/02/20 12:01

Across the world, education experts have realised that students need to do more than just memorise facts and regurgitate those facts in order to be successful in an increasingly competitive global economy. In order to take the educational experience to the next level, the leaders and instructors at OWIS have made 21st century competencies a top priority.

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Topics: International School

The Power of Storytelling: and why it's an important skill to learn!

Posted by Selina D'Souza on 12/02/20 12:30

Who doesn’t like a good story? 

Whether you're at home listening to your child telling you an interesting story or at school listening to your teacher’s storytelling or reading a plot twist, stories have the power to captivate, engage us and make us think.

 

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Topics: Multi-cultural, International School

An Evening with Michelle Obama: Perspectives of OWIS students (Part 2)

Posted by Luna Deller on 28/01/20 10:00

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo. Our students also got a chance to meet the former First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs Michelle Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event, where they were able to ask her questions. 

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Topics: International School, "Inspirational

An Evening with Michelle Obama: Perspectives of OWIS students (Part 1)

Posted by Luna Deller on 15/01/20 18:30

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo. Our students also got a chance to meet the former First Lady, Mrs Michelle Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event where they were able to ask her questions. 

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Topics: Secondary school, International School

Why is the Inquiry Cycle Important for Learners?

Posted by Erin Smith on 10/01/20 20:45

At One World International School, learning comes alive for students as they discover their passions and interests through different avenues of learning, for example, taking on a role similar to junior scientists, formulating and testing hypotheses. Through the Inquiry Cycle, they explore new knowledge and ideas in authentic contexts; developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help them become successful for a future unknown.

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Topics: Early Childhood, Primary School

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