Nur Shafikah

Singapore, Singapore

About Nur

An idea worth spreading

Love & peace

I'm passionate about

Knowledge, Human's rights, Women's rights, Children's rights, Student's rights

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Nur Shafikah
Posted almost 4 years ago
How do we reform education?
I believe brilliance came in many forms. I do not believe in molding students but I strongly believe in growing them. They are like a seed of a plant; they are all different, different plants need different amount of water, soil and amount of sunlight to grow into a healthy plant. Students come with their own nature and the best thing to do to raise happy empowered students is to allow them to be who they are born to be instead of molding them to conform to the society ideas of what ideal people should be. We should let students to be more creative and explorative so that they will become critical thinking adults. Education should be personalized to each individual because intelligence is as unique as a fingerprint and we should make the children realize their own element and not destroying their dreams. I believe that a great educator inspire and guide their students to achieve their dreams because imagination is the seed of success.
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Nur Shafikah
Posted almost 4 years ago
How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?
Children learn from examples. Adults around them have to be a good role model. Adults have to do it consistently. I think we need to show our compassion and empathy to the child first. For example, if the child is hurt when he/she fell down, we should show that we empathize with his/her situation by taking good care of them and show that we care. Secondly, when we are with the child and we saw someone on the streets asking for help, we should approach them and help. After the whole situation was over, we should talk to the child and let them reflect their feelings. Get the child a diary or a blog as a platform for them to reflect on their feelings. Teaching children compassion and empathy can't be done overnight. It should be consistent and it is best if the child record his feelings themselves so that they can reflect on the situation in the future.
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Nur Shafikah
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should early education involve technology?
We live in the 21st century world, where technology are part of the environment. Everywhere we go, there are technologies around us, our mobile phones, televisions, computers, ipads etc..We can't escape from technologies, its part of our daily life. As children, they are very curious about their environment. They are natural explorers. I think it is alright if a child knows how to unlock an iPhone before they can speak or do simple maths as it is part of their environment. This shows that the child have an environmental awareness as he/she is very aware of the environment therefore he/she have natural curiosity and wants to explore it. Technology can also enhanced children's understanding about the world around them as it can be used as a learning tool with a guidance of an adult. On the other hand, the usage of iPhone (or any other technologies: television etc) excessively, are not good for children as it will result them to have shorter attention span. Therefore I think technology should be used moderately. Don't totally deny the usage of technology in the children's life and also don't let the children use it excessively without a guidance from an adult.