Give Your Child A Head Start in Education - Understanding Motivation in Children

As a parent, do you find it challenging to motivate your children to take an active and independent role in learning? In this seminar, Dr Goh shares his decades of expertise and experience as a child psychologist and educator on what motivates children to learn. Pick up practical and empirically proven strategies on how to spur your children to achieve their learning objectives and get a head start in the educational journey. 

Who should attend: Parents who wish to motivate their children in learning

Date: 1 February 2020 

Time: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm ​

Profile of Speaker

Dr. Goh Boon Yeow is an educational psychologist who has been teaching at Singapore University of Social Sciences since 2008. He is also a lecturer with University at Buffalo at the SIM GE campus. As a professional counsellor, he profiles the motivation of children. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education ranging from pre-primary school to university levels.


The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child

There is a high chance that ever since your kids were babies, you’ve tried to surround them with positive learning experiences. Now that they’re older, in school with lots of homework - free time appears to be a scarce commodity! Therefore, it only makes sense that you’d like some of that “down time” to be spent in brain-enriching and family-bonding activities. The trick is to find activities that can boost their brain capacity while having fun. Join us to uncover the effective ways to keep your child’s brain (and maybe yours!) in tip-top shape.

Who should attend: Parents who wish to raise smarter kids

Date: 1 February 2020

Time: 3.10 pm to 4.10 pm ​

Profile of Speaker

Dr Sandhu holds a PhD in Psychology (Gifted Education) from the University of Cambridge, UK. As an educator, she has taught at the University of Cambridge and University Putra Malaysia (UPM). ​​She is a former Vice-President and current advisor for the National Association for Gifted Children, Malaysia (NAGCM). She has worked with V-Campus (affiliated with Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth), Cambridge Alliance Centre, iGenius Singapore, and served as a school psychologist at Raffles Girls’ Secondary School. At present, she is teaching at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). 

She recently published a book, “The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child”, which is available on Amazon. This book provides parents with the tools to make the best of their child’s natural abilities and harness dormant talents.


The Gifted Education Programme (GEP) ~ All You Need to Know

If you're a parent with a P3 child or a child going on to P3, you might already know that MOE conducts a nationwide assessment in August and October to identify P3 students who are intellectually gifted. What does getting selected for the GEP mean? Can a parent prepare her child for this GEP Identification Exercise? What happens after your child graduates from the GEP? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this seminar.

​Focus areas:​

  • Overview of the GEP in Singapore

  • What the GEP Screening & Selection Tests entail 

  • To prepare or not to prepare


Who should attend: Parents with P3 or pre-P3 children

Date: 1 February 2020 

Time: 4.20 pm to 5.20 pm ​

Profile of Speaker

Adrian has over a decade of experience teaching English, Maths and Science to primary school students. In his capacity as curriculum writer and main trainer of the GEP preparatory programme, he has helped over 500 students gain admission into the Gifted Education Programme. Adrian has been featured on Channel 5's Talking Point in an interview with Steven Chia on the GEP scene in Singapore. 


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