Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 4: Leon Perera on plugging gaps in acquiring ‘soft skills’
03 Mar 2021 02:14pm
A 2018 assessment showed that Singapore students might be less adaptable to new challenges and more afraid of failure than their OECD counterparts. Meanwhile, “soft skills” like critical thinking, active learning and stress tolerance are increasingly crucial for 21st century employees. In Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 3), MP Leon Perera asked how the Character and Citizenship Education curriculum can address these issues. He suggested proper measurement of outcomes through project work and classroom interaction, and reducing class sizes as this could stimulate non-cognitive skills.