Category Archives: Additional Notes

Not just another grandfather story

This was the article I was referring to in class. Yesterday’s Straits Times just seemed to have a more-than-usual number of ¬†articles related to the elderly (or maybe it’s true that you start noticing things more often when you’re keeping … Continue reading

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Halimah Yacob: ‘We are still very much an ageist society’ | Singapolitics

Halimah Yacob: 'We are still very much an ageist society' | Singapolitics.

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Education: “Work hard, Memorize and Test well”?

We All Have a Lot to Learn Singapore’s students do brilliantly in math and science tests. American kids test much worse but do better in the real world. Why? By Fareed Zakaria Newsweek, Jan 9 2006 issue Last week India … Continue reading

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We get educated out of creativity – Ken Robinson

One of the classic TED talks on Education by Ken Robinson. Transcript included as well! (For your convenience, some key quotes from the transcripts highlighted below) “…What we do know is, if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never … Continue reading

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Hacking of the Straits Times blog

Yes. It is a busy period, students, what with ‘A’ levels coming up and PW OPs lined up. But hey, I wanted to archive this online hacking incident for future discussion on media/ censorship/ governance. And also, simply because the … Continue reading

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Resources: CNN Student News

This is a pretty brilliant resouce: Students, do check this out http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews/ The site gives you a distilled (ie sans economic jargon) version of issues. For the 4 October edition: The focus of this video was on the recent US … Continue reading

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Happiness, paraphrased (part II)

¬†Dear students, Multi-lingualism may be overrated, but there really must be some reason (besides pragmatic/economic ones) why we do place value on abilities to translate. Yes, this is a follow-up on the previous post about the correlation between Translation (from … Continue reading

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