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What is STEM and STEAM education in Singapore?

Mar 08, 2024 Janlia Yap

The blog discusses the evolution of education in Singapore, particularly focusing on the transition from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to STEAM (which includes Arts alongside the STEM disciplines). It highlights the key aspects of STEAM education, emphasising the importance of integrating creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills into traditional STEM subjects. STEAM education in Singapore is portrayed as a holistic approach that prepares students for the demands of a technology-driven world economy. The government, educational institutions, and various organisations are actively promoting STEAM education through specialised schools, enrichment programs, competitions, and industry partnerships. The blog also compares STEM and STEAM education, pointing out that while both aim to foster critical thinking and innovation, STEAM places additional emphasis on creativity and design thinking. It suggests that STEAM offers a more well-rounded approach to education suitable for the 21st-century workforce. Overall, the blog advocates for the importance of STEAM education in Singapore, highlighting its role in nurturing future innovators and contributing to the country's economic development and global competitiveness.

What is the Applied Learning Program (ALP) in Singapore?

Feb 14, 2024 Janlia Yap

Applied Learning Programs (ALPs) are reshaping education in Singapore, promoting hands-on, real-world application of academic knowledge. Implemented across all primary schools by 2023, ALPs emphasise project-based learning, interdisciplinary approaches, and the development of 21st-century skills. Key Features: Project-based Learning: ALPs engage students in authentic projects, fostering collaboration with external partners and addressing community needs. Interdisciplinary Approach: Integrating diverse subjects, ALPs cultivate holistic problem-solving skills essential for future success. Real-world Application: ALPs encourage students to apply learning to solve real-world issues, fostering civic engagement and responsibility. 21st-century Skills Development: ALPs nurture critical skills like problem-solving and collaboration, preparing students for future careers. Primary vs. Secondary ALPs: Primary ALPs focus on core subjects, while secondary ALPs extend to advanced topics like STEAM and Robotics. ALP vs. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA): ALPs deepen understanding by connecting knowledge to real-world scenarios, whereas CCAs broaden students' experiences through extracurricular activities. Themes Covered: ALPs encompass diverse themes such as Game Design, Health Science, and Sustainability, enriching students' learning experiences.

Top 10 Tips for Educators to teach STEAM Education to Preschoolers (Age 4+)

Feb 07, 2024 Janlia Yap

Duck Learning aims to provide valuable insights and practical tips for preschool teachers to effectively incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education into their classrooms. It begins by defining STEM and STEAM concepts for preschoolers, emphasising their holistic approach to learning and problem-solving. The article then explores the essential components of STEM and STEAM education, along with corresponding skills. It delves into the importance of creativity and innovation in STEAM education, highlighting its interdisciplinary nature and relevance in preparing children for future careers. The blog offers ten actionable tips for teachers, including integrating play, fostering curiosity, embracing hands-on learning, and promoting teamwork and collaboration. Each tip is accompanied by practical suggestions and examples, making it easy for teachers to implement STEAM education effectively. The article concludes by emphasising the significance of STEAM education in nurturing young minds and providing them with essential skills for success in the modern world.

Robotics Competition Resources

List of Robotics Competitions in 2024 - Singapore

Apr 11, 2024 Janlia Yap

Here are the top Robotics Competitions to participate in 2024 in Singapore. Join us on a journey through the dynamic landscape of Robotics Competitions 2024, where innovation meets competition in the most electrifying way possible.

Top 5 things you need to prepare for NRC Preschool Category: KUBO Challenge

Feb 14, 2024 Janlia Yap

The National Robotics Competition (NRC) Singapore, an annual event by Science Centre Singapore, fosters STEM interest among students. The KUBO Challenge, aimed at 5-6-year-olds, integrates hands-on learning with KUBO, a coding platform. To excel: Form a Strong Team: Collaborate effectively and complement each other's strengths. Know the Rules: Understand the competition guidelines thoroughly. Get KUBO Ready: Ensure access to KUBO kits and practice with the designated mat. Plan Strategically: Assign roles, establish timelines, and refine strategies. Practice Consistently: Dedicate time to coding practice, focusing on improvement. By adhering to these tips, teams can enhance their readiness and performance in the NRC Preschool Category: KUBO Challenge.

Jiangsu China x Singapore Robotics Cultural Exchange Program: RoboJoy & Duck Learning

Feb 02, 2024 Janlia Yap

Singapore, Feb 1, 2024 – Duck Learning partnered with RoboJoy for a dynamic Robotics Cultural Exchange. Over 60 students from Jiangsu and Singapore engaged in hands-on robotics activities. The event included a friendly competition, fostering collaboration and cultural exchange. "Duck Learning is proud to inspire young minds and innovation," said Hozefa Aziz Singapore Wala, CEO.

FIRST® LEGO® League Resources

FLL Discover Updates

Oct 06, 2023 Hozefa Aziz Singapore Wala

FLL Explore Updates

Jul 13, 2023 Farhana Mazlan

Singapore's Champions at FIRST® LEGO® League Morocco Open Invitational 2023 (STEAM Engine)

Jul 13, 2023 Janlia Solutions

Duck Learning, a renowned educational consultancy and provider of innovative learning solutions, is excited to announce the outstanding accomplishment of the Champions of FIRST® LEGO® League 2022/2023 Superpowered under the Challenge Category, at the prestigious FIRST® LEGO® League Morocco Open Invitational 2023. Powerhouse Trio, namely, Ayden Nyoman, Vihaan Veer and Caleb Asher Kusumo, showcased their exceptional skills and dedication, securing a remarkable Top 30 overall ranking and earning the prestigious Motivate Award.