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Education: A Journey of Growth, Not a Competition

Journey of Growth

As the CEO of Learner Circle, I believe it's crucial to address a common misconception about education – it's not competition. When we study, it's natural to compare ourselves to others and feel the pressure to outperform our peers. However, this mindset can actually hinder our growth and well-being.

Shifting Perspectives: Why Education is Not a Competition
Education is Not a Competition

In a recent blog post by Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive of SACE, he reminds us that education is not a race to be won. Interestingly, research conducted worldwide has shown that when students focus less on comparing themselves to others, their confidence levels soar.

It's essential to recognize that education is not solely about acquiring knowledge. Yes, good grades are important, but equally vital are skills like adaptability, flexibility, and a thirst for learning. These qualities will serve us throughout our lives, enabling us to navigate an ever-changing world.

Singapore's Progressive Step: Eliminating Ranking Systems in Education
Eliminating Ranking Systems in Education

In Singapore, a groundbreaking step has been taken to eliminate the ranking system among school children. The Ministry of Education has acknowledged the detrimental impact of excessive competition and decided to remove the labels of "1st," "2nd," or "last" in class for primary and secondary students. This move aims to create a more supportive and collaborative environment that focuses on individual growth and holistic development.

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Redefining Success: The World Economic Forum's Perspective
The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has also emphasized the importance of redefining success in education. WEF advocates for a shift away from the narrow definition of success based solely on academic achievements and competition. Instead, they highlight the significance of nurturing well-rounded individuals who can make positive contributions to society.

Countless success stories prove that being the best doesn't mean being better than others. Take Steve Jobs, for example, who founded Apple in his garage after dropping out of college. His journey showcases that success is rooted in passion, determination, and the willingness to embrace one's unique path.

Steve Jobs

So, let's shift our focus from comparing ourselves to others to setting achievable goals for personal growth. By nurturing our own skills and interests, we can unlock our true potential. Remember, being a successful student – and, ultimately, a successful individual – is about being the best version of ourselves, not about outperforming others.

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Pursuing Passion and Realising Potential
Pursuing Passion

At Learner Circle, we firmly believe in this philosophy. Our online extracurricular platform aims to empower children by providing them with opportunities to explore their passions, pursue excellence, and realise their full potential. By fostering an environment that nurtures personal growth and celebrates individuality, we aim to shape happy and successful citizens of the future.

Education is a journey of growth, and together, we can redefine success. Let's inspire each other to embrace our unique paths, celebrate accomplishments, and make a positive impact on the world.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and opportunities to unleash your potential at Learner Circle.


Warm regards,


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