Why Education in Singapore Works

  • Опубликовано: 16 мар 2012
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten travels to Singapore to learn from their successful educational system.

Комментарии • 568

  • PcnP Cubes
    PcnP Cubes 5 дней назад

    Wait they went to tenpenis school noice

  • Renatus Yeo
    Renatus Yeo 14 дней назад

    It is more like mugging with objects - Singaporean student

  • Insane Melon
    Insane Melon 27 дней назад

    AHA you haven't seen what secondary school is like

  • Lim Bing Hong
    Lim Bing Hong Месяц назад

    I have liked so many comments here because all of them are so relatable

  • milkyyoungjae
    milkyyoungjae Месяц назад

    the education in singapore works, but it isn’t picture perfect.

  • Cristi
    Cristi Месяц назад

    6:38 60%+ with damaged eyes, the additional consequences of technology and their education system

  • Cristi
    Cristi Месяц назад

    So this is where the corrupted rich Indians send their kids to

  • Eto_16
    Eto_16 Месяц назад

    I lived in Singapore for 10 years and all I can say is, education is stressful. The teachers are very tough on you, PSLE's suck because they determine your life, if you fail your PSLE your ass is gonna get whooped :v My family moved to Canada in 2015 and we don't regret, the only thing i regret is the weather.. xD

  • hi
    hi Месяц назад

    they legit hate china or wat sia

  • Ada L
    Ada L Месяц назад

    Yes it's stressful and very rigorous, though this is not a bad thing. But at least our education system will never produce flat earthers nor anti vaxers. Also, you can be piss poor and have access to the same level of education as the next kid with rich parents. Not something I see in a lot of countries.

  • R H
    R H Месяц назад

    Did MOE made this video or what? What a bunch of bullshit...

  • t0607889z
    t0607889z Месяц назад

    Collaboration...Yeah right Primary 6 is about PSLE!!!

    • t0607889z
      t0607889z Месяц назад

      Also my English teacher can silent any class in seconds

  • PenguinJustin MRT Videos
    PenguinJustin MRT Videos 2 месяца назад

    We are pressured a lot since 7 years old, 5 days of School, 7 - 9 hours a day

  • Afiq Syahmi
    Afiq Syahmi 2 месяца назад

    I swear they are only showing one side of education here. Hope ppl know about the students who get stressed out, depressed and committing suicide here. BECAUSE of education.

  • Afiq Syahmi
    Afiq Syahmi 2 месяца назад

    Fking bs.

    LXE_ BRUH 2 месяца назад

    Singapore math is top notch cause of model drawing our math becomes easier

  • ArJuN LaMsAr
    ArJuN LaMsAr 3 месяца назад

    Hmm... I can easily understand that they are not showing the other side of the story... What about the kids?? How do they feel?? I'm indian and we are brought up in such a tight social environment where we cannot play that much, do leisure activities and the school work is astronomical. I think instead of making a report about it one should focus on the child's interests and ABILITIES first....

  • Rana Rajput
    Rana Rajput 3 месяца назад

    Nice video for sharing keep it up

    DEVI SHEETAL 3 месяца назад +1

    no tests? We have psle, n levels, o levels and A levels. Joyful? it's stressful and not fun at all a girl committed sucide for not doing well two years ago

  • Pierre Paul
    Pierre Paul 3 месяца назад

    She made that trip for nothing since in the state, they're cutting education funds among other things.

  • Ryan Tan
    Ryan Tan 3 месяца назад

    All a facade of sunshine and rainbows.Students as young as 12 have to suffer the brunt of PSLE and pressure from parents and teachers.There’s a reason our country has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

  • iChicken :l
    iChicken :l 3 месяца назад +1

    Teachers just “act kind” in front of the cameras
    For example my teacher is so damn fierce and if a teacher comes in she acts kind

  • The Youtubing Kid Productions
    The Youtubing Kid Productions 4 месяца назад


  • ZeAwesomeZharf 11203
    ZeAwesomeZharf 11203 4 месяца назад

    "They like being here" No. No normal kid here in sg likes to go school. It's only good cause we get to see our friends.

    ZHONG XIAN CHONG 4 месяца назад +1

    Well bk Singpore school standards are
    B:average /band2
    C:band 3/just past etc 50-60 marks.
    D: a failure. Anyways i live in singapore:)like if u dont or agree?

  • Luqmanul Hakim
    Luqmanul Hakim 4 месяца назад

    Secondary school is stressful and boring. The only things that make us smile and laugh is when school ends earlier, no school, and class jokers who entertain the class.

  • AK and MOM
    AK and MOM 5 месяцев назад

    If India want really modern they have change education system . in India there is only forces on rata means that learn from book only if u learn u pass exam other wise fail. Fail because of without understand giving answer teachers only teach that the government have given syllabus they just forces on complete the syllabus not forces that student have understand or not they say we are work for u but they not .

  • Susan Berman
    Susan Berman 5 месяцев назад

    As our world has become more educated and clearly sophisticated in technology; do not forget that there is a need for people to become well-rounded in the process. In the U.S., I fear that so much of this falls on deaf ears; citizens who are not prepared to take on the jobs that are afforded by this rigorous education. Everyone should have this opportunity; but what happens to the children who still want to build, to manage as well as work in necessary jobs that support those who chose to do the esoteric and scholarly work needed in a global society?

  • Nata de Coco
    Nata de Coco 5 месяцев назад

    As for people repeatedly complaining about Singapore putting too much stress on kids, WAKE UP please. If they can't cope with stress now, what will they do in the real world? The education system may be grueling, but it teaches students to work hard and cope with stress effectively. (FYI, some schools conduct lessons on managing stress.)
    Personally, I LOVE studying. Call me a nerd, but once you cover and learn all the topics, the satisfaction is UNBELIEVABLE.
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  • Mo Elkhalifa
    Mo Elkhalifa 5 месяцев назад

    I live in the US, but I hope to find a job and raise a family in SIngapore soon...seems like the best country on earth right now..

  • PusheenLover 1023
    PusheenLover 1023 5 месяцев назад


  • Loser Spud
    Loser Spud 6 месяцев назад

    I really feel like this video takes an unbiased approach to the Singaporean education system. Completely objective reporting. Like still fucking water.

  • Coffee Jiro
    Coffee Jiro 6 месяцев назад

    lmao why are people actl being angry about a video in 2012 ( prolly the fact that the video has many wrong info )and personally i dont think it's that bad anyways. i mean we do get tested like idk every week? but tests are fun are they not,it gauges ur own capabilities and makes u strive for the better. Doe many goes crazy ( like actl mental) but is kinda because they cant really take the pressure i mean just relax the only opponent is urself. oh and talking about motivation in learning , yea fml people here are only motivated to win others, which is not bad but it makes every day feels tiring. Personally i feel that my peers have no real passion in what i call real learning. like lets say learning things thats outside of ones educational scope. its srsly so annoying that people are actl fucking stupid like they have no real skills. idk isit just singapore or its the same around the world in terms of the percentage of people like actl not knowing much. (i cant really blame a country for the lack of motivation and thirst for knowledge of it's people) Also about us memorizing shits is true to a certain degree. i say that cux it actl depends on individuals; with people being interested in any topic they would not see it as memorizing, rather it becomes sth that we would just know. Just like how a person would remember the events that happened in his fave harry potter book. Anyways i would still say singapore is having an education thats unique in making a person better of him or herself however cut-throat it is. If anything its a place that lacks curiosity ( not that i know of any other places thats not lacking it but this is severe. However, given that the comfortability many developed countries are having its not an easy task ) are people just not even curious anymore?

  • JoachimderZweite
    JoachimderZweite 6 месяцев назад

    Get real. When you look at these superior kids there are no American blacks or Mexicans. If these excellent teachers had to teach our kids they would kill themselves. Just check out some blacks in US classrooms on RUclip.

  • Sristi Aktet
    Sristi Aktet 6 месяцев назад


  • Ducky Quack
    Ducky Quack 6 месяцев назад

    Purpose to go to school
    -Get good grades
    -Be smart
    -Get full marks for spelling and test
    -Average grades
    -kinda dumb
    -8/13 for spelling
    -48/60 for test
    Parents thought
    -High Grades
    -Get a good job
    -Start a family

  • STEM Insight
    STEM Insight 7 месяцев назад

    lol staged af

  • TriggeredSilverBack
    TriggeredSilverBack 7 месяцев назад +2

    Yeah im a singaporean student and calling our education system good is blasphemy!

    • Rahul S
      Rahul S 3 месяца назад

      And what's the reason?

  • socksthebor Habbo
    socksthebor Habbo 8 месяцев назад

    2:53 with subtitles

  • Victoria Matthews
    Victoria Matthews 8 месяцев назад +1

    In the USA, many school systems hire younger teachers, "the Millennials aka Generation Y" from programs like America’s Choice, or Teach for America, or some other groups and develop a reciprocal partnership to get a financial, federal kick-back in funds. Why keep an experienced senior teacher making more money when they can hire an inexperienced young teacher and pay that person much less? Unfortunately, money is more important to them than cultivated education. So aside from 14th amendment violations practiced by some preferential principals, money is another motive for firing tenured senior teachers. If these senior teachers do not retire, or resign then, they are issued unsatisfactory evaluations, or their working environment is made uncomfortable. . . In other countries, experienced, senior teachers are greatly valued and respected for their knowledge. Perhaps that is the reason that “U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries.” www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/
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    Victoria Matthews

  • T W
    T W 8 месяцев назад

    Singapore needs to fix the "Singlish" problem!

  • Moses GTC
    Moses GTC 8 месяцев назад +22

    "Class, we have visitor today, you ALL BETTER BEHAVE!"
    "YES Teacher!"

    • aishthetical
      aishthetical Месяц назад

      Moses GTC lmao my teacher when moe came

    • DawnBreaker GMD
      DawnBreaker GMD Месяц назад

      omg so truw

    • Lightling Candy
      Lightling Candy 2 месяца назад

      SO TRUE

    • Luqmanul Hakim
      Luqmanul Hakim 4 месяца назад

      Yup ikr, the teachers always do that. Like when you go on a learning journey when, the discipline master will like keep reminding us about behaving well in public which is kinda annoying .

    • Multifandom Freak
      Multifandom Freak 7 месяцев назад

      Moses GTC ikr (¬_¬)

  • aggin swaggin
    aggin swaggin 9 месяцев назад +3

    The reason why education works in Singapore, is because it's just extremely competitive. I lived there.

  • Show us your teetees neega
    Show us your teetees neega 10 месяцев назад

    This is bullshit.
    Education path in Singapore is way too broad and takes a long time just to get a pathetic undergrad degree.
    I've worked with many people who have college degrees and those who don't even have their diploma. Many of which don't even know what they are doing. Though, needless to say those without degrees are usually the ones who are more passionate about their work.

  • Ricky Shan
    Ricky Shan 11 месяцев назад +1

    Biggest problem with the education system is that it is way too efficient. Students are seen as nothing more than commodities and future resources, which is why they are drilled academically to no end day and night. Everyone knows that the government's appeal to encourage the art stream is bullshit. Sciences are always perceived to be more superior because it is what will drive the economy. Arts is the government's last concern, regardless of how much they deny it. The hard truth is that schools and the government care little for students' emotional and mental wellbeing, and suicide rates are not even openly discussed because the government wants to sweep the emotional repercussions of the merciless education system under the carpet.

  • Aries
    Aries Год назад

    6:06 Rubbish , Asians wanting face value , where is the truth

  • Ivan Kovacevic
    Ivan Kovacevic Год назад

    It is not problem in schools or teachers ... on the West... problem is in kids, in the parents and in the sistem overall. If the kid want to learn they will learn without all this fancy stuff but if you have kids who are more interested about how they look or about boy/girls relationships then science... than no fancy classroom or good teacher can not help them learn better.

  • Booon Noob
    Booon Noob Год назад

    And then they added common core...

  • ibrahim adham
    ibrahim adham Год назад +1

    I don't know why with all the negativity on Singapore education system. As a Malaysian, I see Singapore's education system and the whole operations of nurturing whilst educating the young ones as an amazing work. The proof of the excellent education system in Singapore is you yourself. Your country has had huge development in all aspects especially economic and education..

    • shawn lim
      shawn lim 29 дней назад

      Talk to the secondary school to junior collage students then you will understand why

  • unteroffizier
    unteroffizier Год назад

    I don't think America's education system and teaching workforce is really that bad or us better than them. Don't take the study or ranking results that seriously.

  • Kinjal Padiya
    Kinjal Padiya Год назад

    very nice!

  • Rinchen Yangden
    Rinchen Yangden Год назад

    because of common core children are basically left behind in math

  • Haniza Comey
    Haniza Comey Год назад

    80% people here talk bout how bad Singapore education is

    • kar jee Cheng
      kar jee Cheng 8 месяцев назад

      haha .... you have to understand , there's a sub-group of Singaporeans who think it is really cool to criticise anything and everything in Singapore ... and they have nothing better to do in their lives but to troll every youtube video on every aspect of Singapore life. You know what they say about sad trolls ...

  • Jithin Krishna
    Jithin Krishna Год назад

    my whole mind blows!!!! f*** indian education system WHOLE BOOKS , STUDY BY HEART, GET A IN 80 MARKS EXAM

  • education us
    education us Год назад

    To much more update come on my channel ......

  • MondoBeno
    MondoBeno Год назад

    No wonder they do so well. They have a school with no:
    1. Teen pregnancy
    2. Drug use
    3. Single-mother families
    4. Kids who don't know who their father's name
    5. Kids with a father who's in jail
    6. School sports being emphasized over learning
    7. Parents complaining that the curriculum is centered on a particular ethnic group
    8. Kids born to drug-addicted mothers
    9. Vagrants allowed to "hang out" in front of the building
    10. Litter allowed to pile up on the sidewalk

  • Joshua Tan
    Joshua Tan Год назад +1

    Hmmmm... Sure. We're really good at teaching our students in terms of reading, math and science. But what else? Most of our youth have absolutely no clue about what it means to be a politically- and socially-aware member of society. Students lack civic and social education. Ask a random Singaporean youth about global affairs and more often than not, they'll be stumped. The government and education ministry prizes economically-relevant skills above all else. Nothing else matters.

  • The Tremendous
    The Tremendous Год назад

    I wish our Syrian educational system was like Singapore's.

  • Joshua 9999
    Joshua 9999 Год назад +3

    Singapore has the highest rate of suicide in students....

    • Joshua 9999
      Joshua 9999 Год назад

      +Coco straitstimes.com
      I think I misread this report.... Sorry.

    • Joshua 9999
      Joshua 9999 Год назад

      +Coco I saw this on a study somewhere, not just making this up.

    • Joshua 9999
      Joshua 9999 Год назад

      +nemutai ber dum chhhhh

    • Ruta Chushing
      Ruta Chushing Год назад +1

      Joshua 9999 gosh Singapore is filled with pussies

  • Matrix- Agario
    Matrix- Agario Год назад

    USA uses 5 percent on education with trillions they can spend Lel

  • Kaylee The Kiwi
    Kaylee The Kiwi Год назад

    Aiyoh y liddat siah?

  • thisisolzx
    thisisolzx Год назад

    Mr Adnan at 1:47 😂😂😂

  • dbm 4794
    dbm 4794 Год назад +14

    It is stressful to be a student here, even in primary school. For Primary Schoo Leaving Exam, the 6th graders are tested on what they learn from 3rd / 4th grade upwards, and sometimes the questions can be confusing, esp when it comes to Maths. And then it gets easy in the 1st year in secondary school, but in 3rd year, there was a great increase of what they learnt from 2nd yeae, but then in 4th year, there werw much more students gotta learn because there will be O levels at end of year. they were expected to capture fast in case they get left behind. If i am not wrong, O levels at end of 4th year includes what they learn in the earlier years. This can be stressful, not only with the large amount of content in each subject they have to remember, but also the number of subjects they have to handle. And the students are expected to achieve an A or at least B in all subjects.

    • Sophia Bluebrooke
      Sophia Bluebrooke Год назад

      dbm 4794 Well, I guess it depends on schools and parents. I personally don't find the system so stressful. Not everyone view exams as something to stress over about, especially one of my classmates who actually wanted to fail every single subject. He passed one so he was pretty upset about that. 😂

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen Год назад +1

      Sorry at the beginning i meant parents are kiasu XD. Never type properly

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen Год назад +1

      dbm 4794 its not so bad lah. Yes a lot of students are "kiasu" but its because they want the best in their kids. I would know, I live here and a lot of my classmates have tuition because of theor parents. But, that being said, there are multiple pathways for the students to make it. Of course I'm not disagreeing with the fact that it is very stressful during exam season with the PSLE and O/N levels and that needs to be inproved on but at the end of the day, humans are the only resource Singapore has. So of course its gotta have this stressful highly competitive environment, and honestly I'm lucky that my parents dont care whether i get A or B, they care about whether I actually put in effort to do my best so I guess that helps me out a bit in terms of MY stress level and some my friends are the same. Honestly right, my class doesnt really care bout exams at all. Joking around all the time in class and then laugh at their horrible results in SA2, SA1 you know? And I dont know whether if it happens in other schools but my school just has a bunch of stuff like lunchtime concerts every once in a while by students, like it releives a bit of stress and having a lot of fun cheering on ya schoolmates and classmates and the ccas that wanted to perform for the concert. But from my own personal life, i actually didnt find our educational system that stressful. :)

  • Pewlssz Lim
    Pewlssz Lim Год назад

    Bk your burger king wow I eat their food but it's so sucks like your country don't even compare Singapore u sucks your country are like rubbish bin

  • MimiXtinaChelleKRow
    MimiXtinaChelleKRow Год назад

    at 0:40... we arent Thai! lololololol!

  • Yoni
    Yoni Год назад +5

    Unfortunately, Singapore is a borderline dictatorship, most definitely a one-party state. It is also wildly out-of-step with its legal code relative to other Commonwealth countries and the United States of America.

  • Zute
    Zute Год назад +41

    Highlights top performing countries: Canada, Finland and Singapore but completely ignores that fact that Shanghai China is 1st in all three subjects lmao

    • Anemon
      Anemon Год назад +2

      Well the latest PISA ranking 2015 which puts Singapore in the first spot. The data collected from Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Guandong for China.
      The ranking in the video is outdated which is from 2009.

    • Zute
      Zute Год назад

      +Eddard Liebber Yes exactly but these results show that shanghai/china's methods are more effective then Finland.. I mean why take second best when you could learn from the best?

    • cheese o
      cheese o Год назад

      Eddard Liebber agreed

  • Lis Ozonder
    Lis Ozonder Год назад +1

    Let's move to Singapore with our kids!!! 😃😃😃👍🏽

    • Rahul S
      Rahul S 3 месяца назад

      Kid who studies in singapore can only work and live in singapore. They become completely useless when the move abroad and find that they have been converted to a slave under singapore education system.

    • Cipherus
      Cipherus 6 месяцев назад

      I don't have the time to tell u a long description of our system here but PLEASE.
      *I beg of you, please don't make your kids come here to this living hell.*
      I fear I'm too late because ur comment was made a year ago.

    • dbm 4794
      dbm 4794 Год назад +3

      Lis Ozonder It is stressful to be a student here, even in primary school. For Primary Schoo Leaving Exam, the 6th graders are tested on what they learn from 3rd / 4th grade upwards, and sometimes the questions can be confusing, esp when it comes to Maths. And then it gets easy in the 1st year in secondary school, but in 3rd year, there was a great increase of what they learnt from 2nd yeae, but then in 4th year, there werw much more students gotta learn because there will be O levels at end of year. they were expected to capture fast in case they get left behind. If i am not wrong, O levels at end of 4th year includes what they learn in the earlier years. This can be stressful, not only with the large amount of content in each subject they have to remember, but also the number of subjects they have to handle. And the students are expected to achieve an A or at least B in all subjects.

  • kookie genius jjang jjang man boong boong

    bruh. .. I live next to tampines primary school

  • keff
    keff Год назад +18

    From the comments here, I can tell self-criticism is a national past time in Singapore

    • keff
      keff Год назад +1

      This is all true, it is good for us, and is critical (forgive the pun) for us to progress further. The self criticism is closely tied with our highly held virtue of modesty or humility.
      But my purpose is to begin conversation that we ourselves realise this tendency is not shared by many advanced nations. This becomes important when we communicate, and compete with others.
      Especially with Americans, they take things very literally, and they come from an opposite culture of self-promotion. Having interacted with many Americans at work and socially, it took a few times for them to mention: "why do you guys have no confidence?" before I realised this our national trait. They interpret self effacement and modesty as a lack of confidence, or a self admitted lack of quality of our products.
      There is a lesson in this, that while we quietly expect others to see quality inherent in us or our products, we are living in a competing world of self promotion. Our overseas efforts can be much more effective if we realise this trait, whether it be exports, or services, or just cultural influence.
      All we have to do is to look at the disproportionate size of Korean soft power, and we can realise this particular difference in our cultures. The South Koreans are not unique in this. If we look at Japan, Hongkong etc. we can start seeing our trait of over-modesty a little better.

    • EighteenXVIII
      EighteenXVIII Год назад +2

      Self-criticism is what allows society to progress.

    • nhy123123
      nhy123123 Год назад +14

      And this, to be honest, is what I find truly interesting about the social dynamic here. As we Singaporeans are willing to reflect and criticise the apparent flaws even in a decent-enough system, is what drives our people to improve and refine it to a greater degree. This is actually evident in the education system here, which has undergone serious fundamental changes since the 1990s, from a highly banded, elitist and draconian system that bred a 'lost generation' of students whom struggled in the class strata based on exam grades alone, to a now more holistic approach with greater appreciation for 'beyond-the-exam-grades' skills in the 21st century. And as a Singaporean, I truly am rather appreciative of this, even if serious errors and cracks remain existent.

  • Rare Dank Pepe
    Rare Dank Pepe Год назад +1

    ite means its the end

  • dylan.wangs
    dylan.wangs Год назад +34

    LMFAO. Not all Primary and secondary schools have such a high budget where they can use smart boards or even laptops . Also, all students are subjected to standardized testing which if they fail they would get my supplementary classes which would be counterproductive since almost everyday the student will feel stress for the next test , homework and even projects since they will have less time to devote to these tasks .

      ELIZABETH KANG 5 месяцев назад


    • Caleb Lee
      Caleb Lee 6 месяцев назад

      +Jolie Goh Same here.I can relate, as a student of Catholic High. Only SST and other neighbourhood schools have laptops and other technological gadgets.

    • ;-; ;-;
      ;-; ;-; 10 месяцев назад

      dylan.wangs the laptops in beacon primary school are the children's oen laptop.and as beacon primary school is the first future school,of course the need technology

    • Jolie Goh
      Jolie Goh Год назад +1

      My school( Nanyang Primary School) Does not have such stuff. White board,markers& paper and pen

  • bk
    bk Год назад +147

    Singapore standards are:
    A = Average
    B = Bad
    C = Cannot have dinner
    D = Don't come home
    F = Find a new family

    • Lightling Candy
      Lightling Candy 2 месяца назад

      F:cannot use phone or TV or computer ever again until 18

    • Lightling Candy
      Lightling Candy 2 месяца назад

      omg so true

    • Nonstop Potatoes
      Nonstop Potatoes 4 месяца назад +2

      A = Good enough
      B = wrtf
      C = beat
      D = beat
      F = beat till death

    • Jen Chi No
      Jen Chi No 4 месяца назад

      Where's E XD?

  • Tony Powell
    Tony Powell Год назад

    Want children to read a lot and enjoy it?
    Let them play an adventure game, RPG or visual novel.

  • OnlyloveKPOP
    OnlyloveKPOP Год назад +11

    They didn't show secondary school students, I wondered if they would smile like how primary school students did. Me myself is a secondary school student and I would say a big NO

    • shawn lim
      shawn lim 29 дней назад

      Rahul S because it Is the same as having a job with projects everyday (homework) and a deadline of 1day to 4days it Is really stressful for us students

    • Rahul S
      Rahul S 3 месяца назад

      Why No?

  • Tyler Wells
    Tyler Wells Год назад +2

    This was about as bland and uninformative as you could make a video. Nice conclusions too; basically that we just need to become more collaborative and de-emphasize testing to perform more like Singapore. Certainly something that a teacher's union, who sponsored this video, would find appealing.

    • dbm 4794
      dbm 4794 Год назад

      Tyler Wells We emphasise too much on grades and tests. Major exams in primary and secondary school will be tested on what they learn in the previous years

  • Language Parkour
    Language Parkour Год назад

    In Brazil the universities that form teachers stuff them with Paulo Freire.

  • lnl4Universe
    lnl4Universe 2 года назад

    Here are the links that tell the fact about whether Singaporean is learning by rote :
    Some Singapore's young students are going through the whole comments board to shoot down anyone who has differed view from their opposing opinion about Singapore's educational system. I can tell that the student is likely holding a lot of anger within. Singapore should do more to reduce the stress of young student. On the other hand, Capitalism and globalization has created a very competitive world. 1.4 billion Chinese is quickly adapting to the modern pace and another 1.4 billion Indian in the pipeline, I don't see an easier life ahead for the next generation. Stress is inevitable when your desire is way bigger than your ability.

  • Anup Pandey
    Anup Pandey 2 года назад +11

    India should move to this type of education teaching, not to make a student employed but smart enough to have a knowledge and make one tension free of obstacles and face it through the excitement knowledge they have........ Shreya, Hope so India would progress.

    • Qwerty Qwerty
      Qwerty Qwerty 2 месяца назад

      Nope singapore students are mostly only good at doing tests. True story

    • Rahul S
      Rahul S 3 месяца назад

      Mujtahid Haque - corporal punishment is legal in singapore schools as well. It's never reported by the media.

    • Mujtahid Haque
      Mujtahid Haque 5 месяцев назад

      Memorization and corporal punishment. India has those two things already.

    • nhy123123
      nhy123123 Год назад +3

      It is heartening to see someone inspired by our system, but I sincerely feel that the amount of effort and intensity our nation puts to the system is highly demanding, and would require an insane amount of logistic cost, manpower cost, feasibility tests and all sorts of redtape and loopholes to work in India, such a colossal nation of over a billion people. It would be good to see a few cities adopt this first, albeit the concern being the insane inequality that would result from the disparity in quality of education between the cities and the villages...if India can even initiate such a pilot to begin with.

  • Joel Kindiak
    Joel Kindiak 2 года назад +8

    Btw just visit a JC to understand 'test-based accountability'

  • Joel Kindiak
    Joel Kindiak 2 года назад +7

    6:05 "You didn't hear about test-based learning" hahaha key-phrase is 'you didn't hear'. Just because you didn't hear about it doesn't mean it's not true.

  • Fuha Fah
    Fuha Fah 2 года назад +1

    I really want to study at singapore . Nice education .

    • shawn lim
      shawn lim 29 дней назад

      Ok just prepare for hell because it is super stressful

    • Rahul S
      Rahul S 3 месяца назад

      Be prepared to get caned in public and watch other people get caned.

    • Nonstop Potatoes
      Nonstop Potatoes 4 месяца назад

      If it’s a living hell, why am I surviving?

    • Joshie boi
      Joshie boi 2 года назад +6

      It is a living hell

  • Anon Y. Mous
    Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +9

    The Singaporean Government is really good at putting up a facade, don't believe this crap. It's just another propaganda video released by the dictatorship that is PAP.

  • mimimomo oxo
    mimimomo oxo 2 года назад +62

    no tests? I think you guys are forgetting about the PSLE, O-levels, A-levels, and if you do badly N-levels. The teachers here are treated like shit and have to vote for the PAP or risk getting sacked. Joyful? what is that bs? A girl in my school committed suicide last year for not doing well in her end of years. Most of us go to school purely because our friends are there. Our system may have high scores, but trust me, nobody here is avtually motivated

    • Nigel Lim
      Nigel Lim Месяц назад

      mimimomo oxo STFU NIGGAR

    • Nigel Lim
      Nigel Lim Месяц назад

      mimimomo oxo tf m8

    • hi
      hi Месяц назад

      yah sia so hard until my first year in sec school 5 ppl dropped sia

    • Perlin Ang
      Perlin Ang 3 месяца назад +1

      Good if u pass

    • Adieu
      Adieu 3 месяца назад +1

      Yes, maybe some people are not as motivated as other people but, this really all depends on your mindset.
      Don't study just for the sake of studying.

  • Gina Chen
    Gina Chen 2 года назад +2

    Seeing all these comments make me sad. Why? BECAUSE BLOODY IDIOTS ARE BEING UNGRATEFUL FOR HAVING THE CHANCE TO GO SCHOOL AND HAVING AN EDUCATION!! ITS UNBELIEVABLE!! YES we have test! YES we have major exams to study for! I'll agree on those things BUT they are for CRITICAL THINKING and to see whether or not we as STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT! Why else would they bother to put the weaker students in supplementary classes? It's so that they can ask the questions they wanted to ask in a normal class that still lingered in their heads!! GET FACTS FIRST ON WHY THINGS ARE DONE!! I really cannot believe how many of you can talk TRASH about your own education!! Then what huh?!? You want to fail and go work at McDonalds and live with your parents for the rest of your life is it?!??!!!! DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT STRESS WHEN MANY OTHERS DONT EVEN GET THE CHANCE TO DO SO!!!!

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen 2 года назад

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka) cheh 😂😅 but still it's like so high you know right?

    • mimimomo oxo
      mimimomo oxo 2 года назад

      +Gina Chen haha no lah. I got in via affiliation😅

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen 2 года назад

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka) wah! So good. It's like the school that has the highest aggregate score to get into. You so smart

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen 2 года назад

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka) and yeah. Sorry, was feeling really frustrated by the comments when I read it at the time

  • KillerGalKpopper
    KillerGalKpopper 2 года назад +9

    Welp, all I can say is, the delusion is real.

    • sorcereh
      sorcereh Год назад +2

      But the delusion here is world class?
      I think you are the delusioned one :(

  • syed ali
    syed ali 2 года назад +1

    I wish teachers get paid like Doctors are it is only fair, FYI I am not even a teacher.

  • disterasd123
    disterasd123 2 года назад +4

    Man, look at the girl recite propaganda ._.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +1

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka)
      Well said.

    • mimimomo oxo
      mimimomo oxo 2 года назад +2

      +Anon Y. Mous the government is nothing but a group of insecure little girls. That is why they do not accept free speech. Furthermore, they brainwash Singaporeans into thinking that they are saints. I assure you that if the PAP were tasked to go to Greece and fix their economy, they would end up running back to Singapore crying for their mommies. Because unlike Singaporeans, the people of Greece were not fed PAP propaganda their whole lives. They would never stand for the PAP's dictatorship.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka)
      Leaving Singapore would be the best thing anyone here can do, where we can live happily and voice our opinions without being arrested. Just look at Amos Yee, he expressed HIS opinions and thoughts on HIS video on HIS channel. People can choose whether they want to watch the video or not, but these brainwashed idiots vehemently condemned him and some even called the police; shameless fuckwits. And worst of all, they think that he deserved to be arrested. What he's saying must be true, if not why would the government want him arrested if what he's saying is incorrect?

    • mimimomo oxo
      mimimomo oxo 2 года назад +1

      +Anon Y. Mous yes I agree. We students are forced to sing praises to this political party without objection. It doesnt even end there, remember Roy Ng? I feel really bad for that guy.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +1

      +golden_music P.H.Y (Musicka)
      And if you noticed, the questions they give are always something like, 'Why is the Singapore government so sucessful?' (example) and never 'Do you think the Singapore Government is successful?' This is how they brainwash the students slowly; they never encourage opposing thoughts or encourage us to think independently and have our own opinions.

  • disterasd123
    disterasd123 2 года назад +16

    Man, look at the girl recite propaganda ._.

    • cheese o
      cheese o Год назад

      what are u talking about

    • disterasd123
      disterasd123 Год назад

      i try not to, but i do understand its importance

    • sorcereh
      sorcereh Год назад +2

      Yup propaganda that's world class (:
      So what propaganda you recite? xD

    • Joshie boi
      Joshie boi 2 года назад


  • 456 qsn
    456 qsn 2 года назад +5

    Believe or not, Singapore is the one of the most dictatorship countries. Just because of Europe-USA political propaganda people don't know this. For example, if U curse premier U ill be jailed.

    • mimimomo oxo
      mimimomo oxo 2 года назад +1

      if you say anything bad about the PAP, 99% of the time you lose your job. Not to mention all civil servants have to vote for that effed up party

  • Thani Oruvan
    Thani Oruvan 2 года назад +4

    yo stfu education here is fucked yo

  • T Stanton
    T Stanton 2 года назад +3

    lol America will never get it together lol

    • Joshie boi
      Joshie boi 2 года назад

      +Anon Y. Mous :(

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +2

      It's ok dude, at least it's not as bad there as it is here.

  • Jordan Low
    Jordan Low 2 года назад +31

    NO TESTS???????? WTF IS THE PSLE, O LEVELS, ALEVELS THEN????? Singapore's government, that inculdes the civil service, is best at one thing and that is creating a false image. and that techniacal school? those are people rejected by the main system and in order for the government to look like they never gave up on them, they set up that school

    • Lightling Candy
      Lightling Candy 2 месяца назад

      +中野洋美 omg i hate that

    • Lightling Candy
      Lightling Candy 2 месяца назад

      PSLE = Primary School Leaving Exam
      we use acronyms alot
      also primary school is for children age 7-12
      im 11 and test P1 & 2 have bc no exam

    • 中野洋美
      中野洋美 3 месяца назад

      Jordan Low don’t forget topical tests and sa1,sa2,ca1 and ca2

    • nhy123123
      nhy123123 Год назад +2

      It has a propaganda purpose to begin with, so why the outburst? In fact, I would look beyond what is skin deep and consider the legitimacy of some of the video's claims instead, as ultimately - even propaganda has its purpose (no pun intended). Take for instance at 4:38, where the American lady elaborated on the focus on commerce and employment that our education system is highly geared towards. At least, unlike US system which is rather flawed (they truly do Math with no intentions in mind, unlike in SG where there is some hints of legitimacy when it comes to sec school onwards: accountancy, business and engineering content-based math learnt in this stage of life), we do have an end in mine, albeit in the video does not show any problems and flaws to such a rigid structure (the fit into multiple smaller keyholes analogy: where in SG if you do not work in business/STEM/entrepreneurship fields, you're basically doomed), which can be argued and discussed upon separately and requires no need to feel emotional distressed about just because the video does not point them (again, the propaganda purpose).

  • Alex
    Alex 2 года назад +16

    testing is such a huge deal here, you have multiple tests every week or day. especially in secondary school and junior college. its just another asian country at the end of the day after all.

    • Stephistaecated
      Stephistaecated Год назад

      lol I was jc 2 last year in 2016 too so I'm probably ur competitior taking the same A levels as you. What course you going for in uni?

    • nhy123123
      nhy123123 Год назад

      And as a JC 2 student this year (an equivalent of Year 12, High School 3rd), I am preparing for the GCSEs throughout November and it is one hell of a 'mugging' session, what we term locally as being intense studying. Tests everyday to polish our recalling abilities, weed off recurrent errors and insecurities, and just physical fatigue each day. Nonetheless, it is a process that I still can enjoy (quite masochistic, ain't I?) with the knowledge that it can lead me to a better future, at least. With a level of guarantee and security. Plus me being a little bit of an oddball unlike the large majority of Singaporeans who are 'below' me according to the highly demeaning 'bell curve' education system, tests and exams to me are just another set of practices again and again, albeit with a more serious context to them.

    • nhy123123
      nhy123123 Год назад

      I agree with you - although it is a necessary evil as SG relies on manpower - her people as a sole resource to keep the nation relevant in an increasingly competitive global scene. Heck, just PISA will tell you Shanghai is trashing us flat, when they actually have more students that our minuscule excuse of a nation. I amuse at your analogy of us being "another Asian country" though, which is precisely a stereotype (positive one) that really makes us rather untouchably more professional than any other cultures in the world. But mind you - Asia is large. What you (assuming you're an American) might be referring to might be East Asians in particular.

    • Peter Kroll
      Peter Kroll Год назад

      Every week there are 2 or more tests, it is amazing. I am not capable to summarise all the points that hamper the efficiency of learning here. Yes many pupils may do well in collecting points.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +1

      Sad but true, a single test result could change your whole future.

  • Absolite
    Absolite 2 года назад +16

    Visualization vs Memorization....... I'm really sure there is hardly any visualization in Secondary school...... Heck why did they only show the primary school and ITE. Obviously the primary school students will ''enjoy'' school since they are much more curious at such a young age. Pretty sure if you ask the secondary school students if they enjoyed coming to school, many would say no.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +3

      +Absolite orFany
      They just force students to memorise pages from the textbooks everyday, and they call it teaching.

  • Soccer Addict
    Soccer Addict 2 года назад +4

    It's fake they does not care about the lower grades

  • Jerviis Films
    Jerviis Films 2 года назад +3

    singapore education systems sucks they only care about good grades

    • Joshie boi
      Joshie boi 2 года назад

      +Anon Y. Mous lol

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +1

      Lmao it's so funny to see all the indoctrinated idiots believing the propaganda they see everyday at school.

    • Krieger Helton
      Krieger Helton 2 года назад +2

      +[HAZ]Teddy But u have to admit the pressure cooker environment in singapore.

    • Krieger Helton
      Krieger Helton 2 года назад +1

      Highly agreed my man.

    • [HAZ]Teddy
      [HAZ]Teddy 2 года назад +1

      They care about is because the passing mark for Singapore is 70-80 so they can get a degree and go and work

  • Carole L
    Carole L 2 года назад +4

    we can see all the ungrateful people in the comments here :-D it's tough, but it works. i think streaming is redundant but other than that, i am glad that i get the education that i do. honestly, if you can't survive schooling life in singapore, you can't survive in the real world out there.

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen 2 года назад

      +Carole Lim oo which school you go to ah? I go Mayflower

    • Carole L
      Carole L 2 года назад

      +Krieger Helton by the way, i don't even attend SOTA or solely arts institution. i go to a normal secondary school. some schools don't offer these modules but you can request for it and they will send you to another school to study the subject there.

    • Carole L
      Carole L 2 года назад +1

      +Krieger Helton it destroys the creative mind? in my school, i am forced to be more creative than ever. in lower secondary, we go through art, dance, music and drama modules. at the end of each module, we present our very own performance- choreographed by us and everything, to the school. in upper secondary, students can choose to take art, music or drama as a subject. literary arts are also emphasised on. students can present their poems to the school and different students write the school paper every month. we have so many opportunities to showcase our creative abilities and often times i don't know which competition to send my piece in for because there are just so many choices. in school, i am forced to create more, think more and overall to be more innovative. where did you get the idea that it destroys the creative mind? sure the arts scene in singapore is small. but it's growing! the SG system definitely does not stifle our creativity.

    • Gina Chen
      Gina Chen 2 года назад

      +Krieger Helton that is not true. What the education in Singapore focuses on is critical thinking, how to solve a problem. Any test, any exam is based on this principal. It's NOT all about memorizing, I would know I'm still in the system as a senior in a secondary school.

    • Krieger Helton
      Krieger Helton 2 года назад +7

      Did u hear u correctly? In Finland, the real exams begin only at the age of 15/16. They are taught to question old assumptions. Hands on activity also exist within the system. SG system is a severe pressure cookeer system that destroys ones creative mind. The academic emphasis is unlike any we have seen before.

  • Teo Jordan
    Teo Jordan 2 года назад +84

    Did she say no focus on tests? No shit woman. We focus so much on tests the moment you fail one you're better off dead cuz you're prolly gonna have a life tough as hell. Btw we have monthly tests mock quizzes and semestral exams too

    • Meow
      Meow 6 месяцев назад

      Since when so strict?? I dont see that kind of thing happening around me thoo

    • D3_sixhen_
      D3_sixhen_ 6 месяцев назад

      Teo Jordan Yeah lor

    • Happy The Cat
      Happy The Cat 8 месяцев назад

      Teo Jordan
      Fail test = No pocket money for 2 weeks

    • Peter Kroll
      Peter Kroll 8 месяцев назад +1

      Weekly tests are the norm, I was really baffled what they all want to test. Singapore education is one of the best you can get in Asia, but the reality is not as what is described here in the video.
      Another thing is they want to be on top of all kind of benchmarks and chart in the world, so the way how they teach is tailored to rank high.

    • castiel swinqs
      castiel swinqs 11 месяцев назад +1

      Teo Jordan You forgot the major exams like PSLE,N level, O level,etc

  • moist faucet
    moist faucet 2 года назад +2

    They never produce Great Thinker, all they produce is a Humanoid Robot Brain synthetic people that fail to inspire and expand their mind. their education system is like Military Doctrine. Follow Order and get the answer right. that's it. Don't study there. you will never think beyond education.

    • moist faucet
      moist faucet 2 года назад +1

      +Anon Y. Mous​​ if you can not fit into system, get out of there re-invent your own. Dont follow them. The world is big. number maybe rule the world and universe, but our heart and mind rule our life. only computer rule by number.

    • moist faucet
      moist faucet 2 года назад +1

      +Krieger Helton​ just break the wall. Either society accept or not, it is their decision. no fear. Even they condemn you, history will judge it.

    • Krieger Helton
      Krieger Helton 2 года назад +2

      I was writing in my notebook several stories once. One of the story include relatively sexual stuff but its not meant to be interpreted in that way. It was a great story that I wrote in which I was inspired from an article on the net. From that single story, I was counselled and punished as I was advocating pornography?! All this started is because a fucking teacher didnt respect ma privacy. Thus, in singapore your expected to watch what you write, and always stay in that single box being fearful of writing something out of your comfort zone. This results in zoned-in creative thinking.

    • Anon Y. Mous
      Anon Y. Mous 2 года назад +3

      +moist faucet
      They punish you for being creative, not directly.

    • moist faucet
      moist faucet 2 года назад +1

      +Anon Y. Mous
      Lack of Creativity....that;s the reason.....