Ich bin ein Singaporean

  FSaaM would like to welcome our newest writer, Yan An. Here is are some of her first thoughts on being a Singaporean who’s studying German.   My second year at a tiny American liberal arts college, I decided I would major in German Studies. Pretty much everyone I knew in Singapore told me it […]

Singapore education reform on the horizon

This year’s NDR goodies should give parents, teachers, and students a reason to rejoice! But is this really the case? Let’s unpack and see what we have here: 1. Including home-schoolers, madrasah and overseas students in Edusave coverage (previously only for those studying in MOE-recognised local institutions).  It’s great that the government is starting to […]

Making tertiary education work

A fellow university student from China once told me during our orientation at NTU that Chinese students perceived NTU to be a ‘dumping ground’ of sorts because Chinese nationals aspire to attend top varsities such as Zhejiang University and Peking University and only apply to NUS when they haven’t been accepted elsewhere. And if they […]

Seeing is believing

Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and felt slightly jealous at the wonderful life all your friends are living? “Oh look, so and so just got back from their amazing trip to Tibet!” “Wow, so and so are expecting their second baby, how exciting!” If so, you’re not alone! In fact, researchers have […]