Astute Education Campus is the educational arm of Astute Medical Centre.
At Astute Education Campus, we offer a range of student-centric services such as preschool education, primary and secondary school enrichment classes.
The learner enrolled in Astute Education Campus enjoys access to the entire suite of services offered by Astute Medical Centre. Caring deeply for both our learners and their family members, we extend this same privilege to every valued member in the family.
We hope to see you and your loved ones at Astute Education Campus.
Astute Preschool boasts of an unparallel curriculum, a forerunner in Singapore’s preschool scene.
Only at Astute, will you find an unprecedented blend of Speech and Drama and Problem-Based Learning for your precious ones aged 18 months to 6 years old. Our child-centred pedagogy facilitates a learner’s holistic development through our forward-looking educational approaches.
ASTUTE ENRICHMENT PRIMARY
Our exciting Speech and Drama lessons at Astute Education (Primary) is specially tailored for learners ages 7 to 12 years. Our curriculum is designed to support your child’s development into a confident and articulated speaker.
ASTUTE ENRICHMENT SECONDARY
Our sensational enrichment lessons at Astute Education (Secondary) welcome all seniors from ages 13 to 16 years. Our international Speech and Drama curriculum is a power tool for nurturing effective communication and self-confidence.
WHAT IS PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING ?
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a learner-centred pedagogy in which learners learn about a subject through the experience of solving open-ended problems found in provocative materials. It is focused on the student's logical reasoning and reflection to construct their own learning. PBL is the cornerstone of Astute Preschool and Education curriculum.
Problem-based learning is unique from problem-solving approaches. The objective of PBL is not to solve a presenting problem. Rather, the open-ended problems help students identify gaps in their knowledge and learning needs, as they attempt to understand the problem; collate, synthesize and apply information to the problem.
ASTUTE'S EDUCATION CORNERSTONES OF PBL
SMALL GROUP LEARNING
Problem-based learning occurs in a conducive, small-group setting.
Group discussions are facilitated by an educator-facilitator, who is competent in the PBL educational methodology. The facilitator strikes a balance between directing the discussion, while actively soliciting learners’ feedback to ensure that gaps in knowledge are remedied.
INTEGRATION OF SPEECH & DRAMA
Students are presented with real-life scenarios, for which they will be guided to prepare and showcase a performance, at the end of each learning theme. Each theme is paired with a well-defined set of learning objectives. These objectives ensure that students attend to the correct content and identify their strengths and weaknesses in that particular content area.
HISTORY OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
In 1969, the medical faculty at McMaster University introduced an educational approach to learning medicine called Problem-based Learning. This methodology has since been adopted by more than 60 international medical schools, schools of dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and nursing, world-wide.
In the local scene, PBL has been implemented within tertiary institutions such as Republic Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic.
Astute Preschool and Education is the first in Singapore to adopt PBL for our preschool, primary and secondary learners. PBL offers pre-school educators a method to facilitate their learners’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while students master subject knowledge. PBL transfers the active role in the classroom to students. This occurs via real-world problems that they may relate to, and via processes that require them to source for pertinent information, solve the problem, and develop a final presentation.
WHY PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING AT ASTUTE EDUCATION ?
Traditional rote learning is a thing of the past. As we move in to the 21st century, Astute recognizes the imperative need to equip and empower our learners with the transferrable skills necessary to thrive in ever-developing, globalised societies.