What the OECD Findings on Students’ Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills Tell Us … And What Not

Congratulations, Singapore! As one of the pioneers that have championed Problem-Based learning (PBL) in Singapore, I was delighted to see Singapore on the No.1 spot in collaborative problem-solving when the OECD (OECD, 2017) presented its results on November 21, 2017. Many years of hard work by consultants like myself and government investment into a more student-centered pedagogy have, obviously, paid off.  Still, we need to be prudent on how to interpret the results since there…
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Singapore: World-Class Mental Health Care faces Cultural Obstacles

  A Brief Overview – The Institute of Mental Health of Singapore (IMH) The IMH provides formidably a wide range of general and specialized services to the Singapore public addressing as target groups children, adults and the elderly. Assessment for children includes developmental problems, disruptive behavioral problems, emotional problems as well as sleeping- and eating-disorders and pathological video-gaming. For treatment pharmacotherapy, CBT, individual and group-therapy as well as play-therapy are being offered among others. Specialty…
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