Under the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), a model that documents the best
practices of Singapore’s teaching profession, teaching is a dynamic combination
of both knowledge and action. In STP, Pedagogical Processes (PP) articulates
the processes of areas and actions in good teaching. Knowledge Bases, in turn,
provide PP with a framework of conceptual and theoretical understanding such
that they can be applied meaningfully in the classroom.
This book seeks to provide its readers with key foundational knowledge in 2 STP
knowledge bases, ‘Understanding Teaching’ and ‘Understanding Students and
Learning’. Embedded fully in the education contexts of Singapore, it melds theory
together with empirical insight drawn from local classroom-based research.
Whether you are a local educator or an international researcher, you will find
this a useful introduction to the Singaporean praxis of teaching. Each chapter is
written by a local academic with research and practical background in the areas
covered, ensuring a high degree of up-to-date relevance.
Readers can expect to gain a comprehensive overview of theories and issues
pertinent to teaching and learning in Singaporean classrooms today. Examples
include classroom diversity, classroom management as well as aspects of
motivation and development in Singaporean students.