Biography of the Author Jason Tan

Jason Tan

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore

    Commentary: After the craziest year, teachers start first day of school with nervous apprehension

    Yet teachers have been the true heroes of our education system taking on more responsibilities and staring down big COVID-19 challenges, says ...
  2. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore

    Commentary: Teachers now have new jobs. Schools will never be normal again after COVID-19

    The good news is this coronavirus pandemic has also forced a renewed focus on education’s goals of equity, character development and adaptation, ...
  3. primary school students

    Commentary: The rise of the digital economy – and how education may be transformed

    Young Singaporeans must be taught digital skillsets, but changes will also be needed to the focus of education and the training of teachers, says ...
  4. curious incident of the dog in the night time

    Commentary: Do book recommendations now need parental consent?

    The irony is little has been said about how students have reacted to the Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time, says NIE’s Jason Tan.
  5. File photo of NTU undergraduates studying

    Commentary: The tightrope universities walk in tackling orientation activities like the 'kukubird' controversy

    Universities exist within a wider social milieu. Administrators and students cannot afford to ignore the wider repercussions of these activities ...
  6. Generic preschool image

    Commentary: Effective partnerships with parents require teachers to step back too

    Teachers too must hold back from taking actions that increase parents’ reliance on them, says NIE’s Jason Tan.
  7. swiss cottage secondary NE

    Commentary: Public trust in our educators is fragile and can be easily fractured

    Recent cases of misconduct and alleged impropriety should spur us to think about how to preserve strong relations between educators, students and ...
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    Commentary: What an effective parent-teacher meeting looks like

    Trepidation, anxiety, and perhaps, frustration can be common emotions displayed at parent-teacher meetings. National Institute of Education ...
  9. PSLE results day at Bendemeer Primary School

    Commentary: These PSLE changes won’t fix our national obsession with academic achievement

    Is the education system evolving fast enough? NIE’s Jason Tan dissects the concerns over the new PSLE scoring model.
  10. Secondary School Students Credit TODAY

    Commentary: What we gain and lose in moving away from streaming

    Streaming may be phased out but moving towards a different form of sorting in the education system has trade-offs, says NIE’s Jason Tan.