The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), in collaboration with its research subsidiary, the Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs (RIMA), holds the Community in Review (CIR) seminar annually to discuss contemporary issues affecting Singaporeans and the Malay/Muslim (MM) community in Singapore.

The Education landscape is expected to undergo profound changes as the economic and social spheres evolve. Rapid technological advances and the changing face of globalisation point to a future that is disruptive and uncertain.  Traditional approaches to grooming future leaders, how success is being defined and what constitutes needs in the emerging era are increasingly being debated. What would it take to progress from producing graduates to producing talents?

Education has helped Singaporeans to negotiate the ever-changing terrains over the past five decades – from being survival driven to efficiency driven to ability driven. Given the impending paradigm shift, the Community In Review 2018 discusses Education Strategies in the New Era: Sustaining Progress. Its featured discussions will focus primarily on the education sector’s responses to the emerging landscape, delving into key issues such as the education pathways, how success will be defined in the future, abilities that would be valued and the coping mechanisms of those in the lower income strata. A panel of experts – Dr Aaron Tan Kia Ann (SIM Global Education), Dr Mohd Mukhlis Abu Bakar (National Institute of Education), Dr Jason Tan Eng Thye (National Institute of Education) and Dr Teo You Yenn (Nanyang Technological University) – will discuss some of the key issues.

Piloting in this year’s CIR is also a photo exhibition titled, Our Study Spaces, which will happen concurrently with the panel discussions. It showcases an array of spaces where Malay/Muslim students from a wide socioeconomic spectrum frequently do their revisions and assignments. The exhibition seeks to invite reflection on the correlations between privilege, space, access and academic performance among Malay/Muslim students in Singapore.


Details of the seminar are as follows:

Theme:            Education Strategies in the New Era: Sustaining Progress

Date:                Saturday, 24 March 2018

Time:               9.00 am to 1.30 pm

Venue:             Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Singapore

Attire:              Smart Casual

Admission:      By registration only

Guest of Honour:           

Mr Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Education & Second Minister for Defence


Dr Jason Tan Eng Thye
Associate Professor
Policy & Leadership Studies
National Institute of Education

Dr Mohd Mukhlis Abu Bakar
Associate Professor
Asian Languages & Cultures
National Institute of Education

Dr Teo You Yenn
Associate Professor
Head, Division of Sociology
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University  

Dr Aaron Tan Kia Ann
Teaching & Learning Division
SIM Global Education


Thank you to those who have attended the seminar. We look forward to seeing you at the next Community in Review seminar.

You may view the live streamed video of the speakers’ presentations and the photos of the event at the following links:

Live streamed video https://www.facebook.com/AMP.Singapore/videos/1856486404362468/

Photos https://www.facebook.com/pg/AMP.Singapore/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1859868037357638


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