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Topic 5 What does it mean to be a Teacher in Singapore?

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Zafirah Zulkifli

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Transcript of Topic 5 What does it mean to be a Teacher in Singapore?

Mrs Chong invited Edwin for dinner at home, making him feel appreciated; showering care and concern which he lacks at home. Crucial roles
Educational initiatives
Meritocratic system
Stakeholders Introduction Professional force
Exemplary in conduct
Up-to-date in skills
Knowledge Crucial Roles
Teachers in Society Innovation and Enterprise
Teach Less, Learn More
Social and Emotional Learning Educational Initiatives Streaming
Normal Academic
Normal Technical Meritocracy System Parents
Beyond schoolwalls Stakeholders Vision Mission Recap Roles of Teachers Personal Group Views TOPIC 5
What does it mean to be a Teacher in Singapore? Video Building a teacher-led culture of professional excellence centred on the holistic development of the child The Leading Academy for professional excellence in education Practice of Policy:
Banding System Crucial Roles
Education Initiatives
Meritocracy System
Stakeholders Introduction Crucial Roles Teach less, Learn More

Innovation and Enterprise

Social and Emotional Learning Education Initiatives Meritocracy Sytem Parents
Ministry of Education Stakeholders Allied Educators
Specialised in social emotional needs of the student National Streaming;
'O' and 'N' Levels Common Current Enhanced Performance Management System (EPMS) Let's Listen! 2015 Masterplan We Are Teachers Pyramid Tapao
(Take Away) Spotlight Mind - Map In your social context group, design a mind-map on
"What does it mean to be a teacher?"

2 mins Instructions Major functions of school

National Education

Character and Citizenship Education Topic 1
Character and Citizenship Education of Schools in Singapore System Desired outcomes of education

Establishment of independant schools Topic 2
Key Education Policy Initiatives Topic 3
The Singapore Eductional System : Issues of (in) equality Changing Schools, Changing Teachers

Parents and Students

Beyond School Walls Topic 4
Stakeholders in Singapore Education Education and Meritocarcy
- Intergrated school

-Equality of Educational Opportunities vs
Equality of Educational Outcomes Continuation of Masterplan 1 and 2

Goal: Ensure 100% computer ownership for all homes with school-going children.

Target: To develop competency for self-directed and collaborative learning in students When was Teach Less, Learn More implemented?



c.2006 Question 1 What does EPMS stands for?

a. Enhanced Performance Management System

b. Enhanced Professional Management System

c. Enhanced Personal Management System Question 2 List the 3 education initiatives. Question 3 Which one of these statements IS the mission of Academy of Singapore Teachers?

a. To Excel in Teacher Education and Educational Research

b. Building a teacher-led culture of professional excellence centred on the holistic development of the child

c. To achieve a globally competitive workforce and great workplace, for a cohesive society and a secure economic future for all Singaporeans. Question 4 Which of these statements IS the vision of the Academy of Singapore Teachers?

a. To be an excellent Foreign Service that safeguards and advances Singapore's interests

b. Championing a healthy nation with our people - To live well, live long & with peace of mind

c. The Leading Academy for professional excellence in education Question 6 When was EPMS fully implemented? Question 5 Which of these options is not included as one of the components under EPMS?

a. Salary and career advancement

b. Recognition through monetary rewards

c. Grading system Question 7 When was NIE formed?

a. 1st July 1991

b. 8th July 1991

c. 10th July 1991 Question 8 Individual Attention: The teacher didn’t assume the reasons why Edwin skips and sleeps in class. Mrs Chong kept sending him sms-es to check how he has been coping with family and work life since he did not attend school for prolonged periods of time. Mrs Chong did not give up on Edwin and made Edwin reflect again on his original goals of achieving in life. Mrs Chong showed up at Edwin’s workplace, to see for herself how Edwin had been coping all this while, feeling very concerned and empathetic towards Edwin. EPMS a. 2003

b. 2005

c. 2007 Introduced in 2003, fully implemented in 2005

Part of career and recognition system under Edu-Pac

AIM : Provide challenging and enriching careers that caters to different talents, abilities and aspirations of education officers

Provides clarity to teachers in terms of
- Expectations and behaviours EPMS Career and pay structures designed to attract teachers

Changes needed to improve the evaluation system

Necessary to conduct evaluation on effectiveness of EPMS and professional development from teacher's point of view EPMS Components

Salary and Career Advancement

Recognition through monetary rewards

Evaluation system Introduced in 2004
Implemented to spur schools to higher standards
Categorises secondary schools into nine bands based on academic results
Led to keen and unhealthy competition among schools Banding System Scrap secondary school banding system

Reduce number of awards given to schools

Recognise schools that focus on niche areas
-Teach and encourage all-round learning
-Instil character and citizenship values

Strike the right balance Abolishment of Banding System What does this mean to us?

Mould students into capable and responsible global citizens

Purpose: To further strengthen our ICT-enabled learning and teaching innovations and instructional leadership in technology. 2015 Masterplan Masterplan 3; 2015 Implications of 2015 Masterplan Teachers:
Application of current Master Plan has yet to be fully explored

Challenges in incorporating MPs in lessons 2 leading groups from previous game will proceed

Points will not be awarded if audience prompt answers Instructions: 3 Areas of Concern EPMS
2015 Master Plan
Banding System
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