06 February 2018
Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Education, has said that a push for applied learning methods in secondary schools and the institutes of higher learning will help bridge the divide between what is learnt in school and how that knowledge can later be applied to the real world in industry and in future careers.
In applied learning, students get to see how concepts taught in class are used to solve practical problems faced by industry and the workforce.
Industry players, such as start-ups and multinational companies, must remain engaged and be prepared to work with schools, Dr Janil said.
Going out of school to learn about science in the field could be a core part of the curriculum and not just an occasional field trip.