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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

What is Core Visible Thinking?

Posted by Erin Smith on 06/12/19 00:15

Core Visible Thinking is an educational approach that has been thoroughly researched and has proven to be incredibly effective when applied in a classroom setting. This approach is essentially a collection of practices and routines that can be adapted to the individual classroom depending on the subject matter being taught and the content being discussed at the time. The goal of Core Visible Thinking is not only to improve the culture of thinking in the classroom and enhance critical thinking skills but also to help students develop a deeper understanding of the content being discussed.

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Topics: International School, IB PYP

One World International School Expands in Singapore

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 12/11/19 12:01

SINGAPORE, November 6, 2019 - One World International School (OWIS), one of the fastest-growing international schools in Singapore, today announced the expansion of its operations in Asia, with the opening of its second campus in Singapore and its first campus in Tokyo, Japan.

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Topics: International School

PRESS RELEASE - One world International School Launches International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by Jasween Gill on 22/08/19 17:03

Programme to be offered to OWIS students from August 2019.

SINGAPORE, August 20, 2019 - One World International School (OWIS), one of the fastest growing international schools in Singapore, today announced the rollout of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) from this August 2019. With the authorisation by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), OWIS will be offering the IB DP to 24 students in Grade 11 for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

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Topics: International School, Curriculum, High School

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Relationships

Posted by Prachi Malhotra on 27/05/19 18:37

Having a healthy mind contributes to a healthy body, and vice versa. Not feeling accepted and valued can have a detrimental impact on children's overall well-being. Nurturing their physical, emotional and social development enhances their ability to cultivate healthy relationships. Fostering an atmosphere of acceptance in the classroom can transform the school environment.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, International School

3 Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Parent-Teacher Consultation

Posted by Luna Deller on 20/03/19 10:15

At One World International School, we encourage parents and teachers to connect with each other regularly through open dialogue and informal communications. However, both parents and teachers can benefit from a structured consultation appointment. While the instructors at OWIS are always available via e-mail, it's important that parents have an opportunity to talk face-to-face with their child's teacher and learn more about their progress in the classroom.

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Topics: International School, Parents

The Importance of Communication Between Our Teachers and the Parents

Posted by Adam Meyerhoff on 13/03/19 10:15

Consistently improving communication between parents and educators at One World International School is more than just a goal. It's a practice that we live out on a daily basis. Our administrators and instructors recognise the important role that open communication plays in helping a child meet or exceed their own goals.

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Topics: International School

Celebrating festivals and traditions for third culture children

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 14/01/19 10:35

The term "third culture" was coined by the late sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1950s and refers to children who grow up in a culture different from their parents. These children are typically immersed in the local culture but maintain some vestiges of the culture of their country of origin. They often identify with a "third culture", a unique blend of traditions from both cultures, which can influence how they commemorate various holidays and festivals.

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Topics: International School

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