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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

Helping Secondary Students Foster Their Values: The Secondary Six

Posted by Melanie Martin on 07/01/20 15:00

At One World International School, we believe that students and teachers alike should be respectful of each other and the world that we live in. In some schools, discipline, etiquette and decorum have waned. In our institution, we believe that these are an absolutely essential part of education and something that our teachers nurture in students, as we prepare them to face the wider world. 

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Topics: Secondary school

How Digitisation is Changing Education

Posted by Angelo Govender on 04/01/20 00:10

Digitisation isn’t a new term, but it is undoubtedly a highly relevant one today, which is having a huge impact. Driven by the capabilities of new, advanced technologies and the evolving expectations of society, the world-at-large is changing, and all aspects of life are being disrupted. Especially the workplace and, subsequently, the demands from education.

The education system certainly wasn’t the first sector to adapt to the digital revolution, but it is now making amends for its slow uptake by capitalising on the new, enhanced possibilities that tech disruption provides.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, International School

Spending an Evening with Michelle Obama

Posted by Luna Deller on 02/01/20 13:16

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo, during her book tour in Singapore. Our lucky students also got a chance to meet former First Lady, Mrs Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event where they were able to ask her questions. This is something that Luna Deller, Senior Coordinator at OWIS, who accompanied the students, will never forget.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Multi-cultural, International School, "Inspirational

Education Trends in Asia - and Why it Matters

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 23/12/19 20:00

Education: In the Beginning

Not so many years ago, education was a fairly simple thing. Government schools everywhere muddled along, continually constrained by local politics and economics. And private schools usually relied more on their name and status than their academic record.

Rote learning, memorisation and the so-called three R’s (Reading, writing and Arithmetic) were the main focus of schooling.  Academic success almost meant that you were qualified or had the skills to take on a clerical role in an organisation or government entity.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus, International School

STEM vs STEAM: Future-Proofing Education

Posted by Adam Meyerhoff on 19/12/19 22:00

Traditionally-speaking, the education system has always been geared towards preparing students to contribute towards their future roles in the workplace, educated in their respective fields to ensure that they are suitable for the task. The way to achieve this, historically, has been through STEM education. However, with the digital disruption of society through the technological development and advancements of the times, the education system is being forced to adapt its curricula to suit the modern demands of students entering the workforce.

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Topics: Secondary school, Subjects, International School, IB PYP

Why is Creativity, Activity and Service so Important at OWIS?

Posted by Gary Holland on 06/12/19 04:17

We live in challenging times. Climate change is negatively affecting agriculture and food production. Communities are increasingly concerned about how they can conserve natural resources while sustaining growing populations. Fluctuations in the economy, inequitable distribution of resources and an unpredictable job market are making it nearly impossible for disadvantaged people to climb out of poverty. Now more than ever, students need more than textbook knowledge to conquer today's complex problems. At OWIS, that's where creativity, activity, and service (CAS) comes in.

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Topics: Secondary school, International School

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