During extensive meetings and school site visits, the delegation will focus on the following three competences of Singapore’s ICT implementation:
• Achievement – Understanding how Singapore’s students score at the top of both Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests.
• Investment – Hearing how the government remains dedicated to investing in ICT.
• Vision – Learning about Singapore’s vision as articulated in its three “Masterplans” for ICT in education, “teach less, learn more.”
The delegation will summarize its findings and experience in a report later this year.
For live updates, the U.S. education community can visit the delegation’s blog at cosninsingapore.wordpress.com, or follow #CoSNsingapore on Twitter.
This marks CoSN’s eighth delegation, following trips to Portugal (2013), London and Paris (2011), South America (2011), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), Scandinavia (2007), Australia (2004), and Europe (2002).
CoSN also organizes an International Symposium at its Annual Conference. This year’s event, held March 16 in Atlanta, will cover “Leveraging Technology in Education to Empower Girls and Women.” For more, visit: cosnconference.org/international-symposium.
To learn about CoSN’s Global Leadership initiative, please visit: cosn.org/international.
Material from a press release was used in this report.