Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Future-ready Education for the Real World

Future-ready Education for the Real World

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
SCIA Managing Director & School Director Anselm Chu engages with parents. SCIA

Future-ready Education for the Real World

The top core skills the world needs are complex problem solving, critical and creative thinking, and interpersonal skills .

Take a look at the rest of the list: intangible skillsets are far more valuable than technical skills. By the time our children graduate, will they be fully equipped with these skills? Will the education they receive today get them to where they need to be in the future? The world is constantly evolving, and so should the goal of education.

Educating Our Young to be Future-ready

Education needs to be practical and relevant to the real world. Through experiential learning, students are exposed to real-world situations and given opportunities to practise and develop their soft skills through self-reflection and collaboration with others.

Education has a critical role to play in ensuring students are future-ready. When students step out into the real world after graduation, they will be equipped to take on challenges independently if they have received transferrable skills from young.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
SCIA Teen Entrepreneur Challenge 2 Finals: Senior High School Principal, Ms Ng Bee Sun with Winners (Team Polaris) SCIA

Today’s generation of employees are on the verge of being replaced by artificial intelligence.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed 65% of children entering primary school are likely to find themselves in jobs that do not exist today.

SCIA strives to cultivate in students the habit and attitude towards lifelong learning and constant upgrading so that they always remain a few steps ahead of becoming irrelevant.

Preparation for the Real World Starts in School

Gone are the days the goal of education is merely to impart knowledge and fill one’s mind with facts.

Acquiring new knowledge is important but it is also crucial for today’s curriculum to focus on the holistic development of the student in all aspects: cognitive, aesthetics, moral, physical and social developments.

Along with subjects including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), ICT (Information & Communications Technology), Character Education as well as leadership and entrepreneurship development, schools can help nurture students to be thinkers, innovators and creators of their own future.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A child using tangrams to create animal formations at SCIA booth. SCIA

Experience Education for the Real World

SCIA will be hosting a community platform where industry practitioners from Singapore, Japan and France facilitate learning experiences for the students and public, by nurturing the next generation to be future-ready individuals and lifelong learners. SCIA students will also showcase their learning journeys and talents at the event.

Be a part of the SCIA Learning Village Event on 3rd November 2018, at SCIA Campus. See details at bit.ly/scialearningvillage .

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A child measuring his pulse with the assistance of St John’s Phnom Penh, one of SCIA’s partners at the recent SCIA STEM Festival. SCIA

MOST VIEWED

  • Hundreds of children in hospital with dengue

    A serious dengue fever epidemic is affecting Cambodia, with nearly 600 children hospitalised in the five Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals on Monday alone, a statement posted on the Kantha Bopha Foundation’s official Facebook page said on Wednesday. Because Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals provide

  • Gov’t to probe Chinese exports to US via Sihanoukville

    The government is investigating allegations that Chinese companies are using Chinese-owned special economic zones in Cambodia to export goods to the US and avoid tariffs, said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay. The move comes after US embassy spokesman Arend Zwartjes said the US had

  • Banh: The Khmer Rouge worse than sanctions and pressure

    Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Thursday that having sanctions and external pressure placed on Cambodia was not worse than life under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Tea Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, was speaking to military and ruling party officials

  • Sihanoukville building collapse death toll rises to 19

    Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Sunday that the government will act against those responsible for the collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on Saturday, which resulted in 19 dead and 24 injured as of Sunday evening. Sar Kheng said three Chinese nationals and one