Friday, April 28, 2017
The Myanmar Times

"Education is the ability to overtime life's challenges and obstacles."

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor,
at Technical and Vocational Education Training Forum, Nay Pyi Taw,
July 15, 2016

Starting in January 2017, EduCentre takes a look at what’s out there for school leavers seeking higher education. What are the top careers? What are the options on these disciplines – meaning, which university/college, which country? What are the qualifications required? Costs in fees, accommodation, etc. And much more. We kick off the series in this issue with medicine – still a much sought after career.

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Walking the road to “Rule of Law”

The legal profession is essential for rule of law in reforming Myanmar and for the people to live in full security in accordance with the laws

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Studying at Asia’s twin cities

A number of scholarships and awards are offered by the Hong Kong government and by education organisations to support foreign students to pursue their education in the territory

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Vocational skills - the way out of the middle-income trap?

Education and training of young people is one of the most vital challenges every society is facing and struggling with

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Myanmar’s basic education curriculum gets a makeover

The duration for schooling was increased to be on par with international standards and the new curriculum was drawn up to develop students in five sectors

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Myanmar Times interview with U Soe Naing

The Myanmar Times EduCentre talked with U Soe Naing, leader of the drawing curriculum group of Mathematics for primary education. U Soe Naing is also a lecturer from the Method of Teaching Mathematics Department of Thingangyun Education College.

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Gymboree Play & Music Myanmar

The school is unique in that it creates an environment of play and learning for kids by listening to music, singing and getting involved in musical play activities

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Freeing the teachers to break free from rote learning

If teachers have enough free time and are not made to do things that are not concerned with teaching, they may be able to try different ways of teaching that will help children break free from parrot-fashion learning

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Education in Brief

Discussions on new curriculum for primary schools in progress; International monograph reading event on population density, development and environment; Yangon University of Education’s 22nd annual paying homage to teachers; First German Education Fair held; ILBC’s 11th Arts and Science Fair; Parami Institute opened; Telenor’s 31st Net Monday Program celebrated in Pyay Technological University

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Students and parents welcome new exam system

In the new system, students have to take new approaches and methods to prepare for the exams

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Drawing up a career as a graphic designer

Having basic painting knowledge will enable a designer to learn up skills as he or she will be familiar with colour theories, perspective, light and tone and composition

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Learning English with the British Council and The Myanmar Times (2)

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Good engineers in great demand

Even with elementary education, an engineering career is not a distant dream. It’s still possible to build one without stepping into a university.

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Skills needed for Myanmar’s Class of 2017

To alleviate some of the postgrad unemployment and existential woes, The Myanmar Times has compiled a list of some of the skills needed to make your resume stand out to employers as well as some various continuing education programs and the best resources to find jobs.

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Myanmar students in search of quality education

Through its exams, scholarships and education exhibitions, the British Council assists students to enroll in top-notch UK universities that grant internationally recognised degrees and groom graduates for the competitive job market.

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Allowing kids to play and learn

While the new KG-12 curriculum encourages critical thinking and creative learning, teachers are also coming to terms with it – and that parents can be part of the challenge.

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Made-in-Myanmar jobs

The target is one million jobs – urgently needed – and the government and private sector need to do some handholding and be focused if there is to be any headway.

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Children, as thinkers and communicators

Early education that offers all-round experiences and makes learning fun is attracting more children. In this month’s EduCentre issue, we highlight how a school in Yangon nurtures pre-schoolers.

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How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach to fit in with technology. But only more recently are we seeing technology being designed and utilised specifically for education contexts, and it’s changing the way students learn and understand things.

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Education in Brief - February 2017

A review of major happenings in the world of education.

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