Press Release – The Majority Of The World’s Best Education Systems Are In Asia: The Best Schools Are Future Proofing Their Approach
The Indonesia Economic Forum hosted a conference today on Connecting Indonesia: A New Five-Year Agenda to discuss key priorities for the nation over the next five years.
Panel speakers including Jaspal Sidhu, Founder & Chairman of SIS Group of Schools, and representatives of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture discussed how to meet the challenges of tomorrow by future proofing education with a focus on STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
“At SIS we not only have extremely high standards in STEAM, our students are recognised by the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for national and world top marks,” states Jaspal Sidhu. “However, we believe that academic discipline should be combined with a modern learning environment that builds character. This is extremely important as we do not know what challenges children will face in the future.”
The education systems of the 34 democratic nations represented at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are evaluated and ranked every few years.
Using the comparative science, reading and mathematics proficiency of 15-year-old students, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings are dominated by Asia Pacific education systems3.
The top four places in the OECD PISA rankings go to Singapore, Hong Kong (China), Japan and Macao (China). So how are leading curriculums like that of Singapore adapting to this uncertain future?