An international approach to teaching
Educational reforms are happening on a large scale in schools all across the world. It’s a global world and schools are trying to have an all-inclusive approach to education – both in the primary and secondary level of education. The teaching process, the examination process, everything is getting altered to suit the global need. Singapore private secondary schools and different parts of the world are adopting it.
Every child from every country is a global citizen. Hence the education system should be such that if a child for some reason shifts from one country to another, there should not be any difficulty in getting a hang of the education system in the new country.
Here are some criteria of an international educational system:
- International education is such that it enables a citizen to be adaptable to different cultures, learning processes and languages.
- This kind of education is inclusive in nature that makes the student aware of his or her own culture as well as the different cultures around them. In this process they also become aware of their own identity.
- The students are encouraged to recognize each other and there is a holistic growth of value system.
- International education encourages a student to be curious. It us this spirit of enquiry that helps them to discover new things.
- International education is imparted in a manner that encourages students to acquire more knowledge and train themselves to be able to imbibe new values individually and in a group. They are also taught to apply this knowledge and skills across a wide range of subjects and areas.
- The students truly become a global citizen. International approach is taken to answer local needs.
- Even the teaching process becomes more inclusive, adaptive and flexible in an international education system.
- The assessments that take place are of international standard so that everyone has one standard benchmark of assessment.
Inclusive teaching process:
Private secondary school in Singapore and different parts of the world have already adopted an international style of teaching. One feature of such teaching is having a multilingual curriculum. Education is imparted in the official language and in the native language. Sometimes other foreign language training are also encouraged among students.
Apart from this, the teachers have a different approach to teaching. They tend to have a more holistic approach where they are more adaptable and flexible in their teaching process.