Lifelong learning is a crucial skill for students and is even more so for educators. Today, to keep inspiring 21st-century learners, educators cannot stop learning new ways to engage students. To help educators in this task, S.E.A. Aquarium continuously partners with Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) on the professional development of educators.
The collaborations generally comprise of two components:
- Presentations – where teams from Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), such as the Conservation & Education team and Attractions Training & Development team, will share real world insights and experiences that can contribute to better teaching and learning in the classroom.
- Guided Tours – where educators visit RWS for an in-depth look at how daily operations are run and meet professionals at work – for a clearer understanding of career options and in-demand skill sets for students of today and tomorrow.
One of the first groups to undertake this journey were 41 officers from MOE’s Student Development Curriculum Division (SDCD). They visited the facilities at RWS on 12 October 2017 to find out what kind of skills and attitudes are needed, and how they can incorporate industry learnings to develop curriculums that are relevant the future.
A highlight of the programme was the back-of-house tour of S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark, which is normally inaccessible to the public. Apart from learning about marine life, they were also privy to various conservation efforts at the aquarium, as well as skills needed to thrive in the marine animal care field – an unconventional career path that is becoming more relevant for the future.
If you wish to collaborate with our education team for an MOE professional development session, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.