Homeschoolers in Singapore now exposed to more activities like learning trips

[Older Article from 2014] Learning trips to the zoo, group study sessions, sports meets, concerts and even mock examinations are increasingly becoming part of how homeschooled children are being taught today.

And a growing number of support groups helps families with homeschooled children ensure that such events take place more regularly, said parents.

Since 2003, about 500 pupils have been homeschooled, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Yesterday, The Straits Times reported how homeschooled children must now take an MOE assessment when they are at the Primary 4 stage, to better gauge their progress.

Some homeschooling parents are Christians who want their children to be educated according to their values. Others prefer the greater flexibility that homeschooling offers.

They can design their own lessons and spend more time on subjects their children are more interested in, rather than worrying about meeting test standards every year, parents said. READ MORE ABOUT Homeschoolers in Singapore now exposed to more activities like learning trips

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