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In Asia, we are witnessing an era where the pendulum of power seems to be swaying towards the East with the rising strength of China and India and Singapore is at the 'crossroads' between these populous nations. Although Singapore may appear to be the most westernized country in Asia, she is nevertheless a multi-cultural Asian society. Having the most open economy in the world, Singapore is plugged into the global marketplace of education and learning. The development of human capital is used as a strategic economic driver to internationalize and transform education for sustainable competitive advantage. Singapore's education system, regarded as one of the consistently best performing in the world, offers a unique opportunity to explore issues where eastern and western culture, values, beliefs, learning and knowledge systems converge, clash, and at times diverge. This book is meant to extend our knowledge on the role of ‘learning’, often overlooked and taken for granted as the air that we breathe but which constantly transforms our lives and reshapes societies. It is the first book that deals with the dichotomy of ‘east’ and ‘west’ going beyond the traditional learning and education framework to other areas such as economic, socio-cultural, political, and technological dimensions that impact Singapore. It puts together key topical issues and explores the underbelly of how a small 'resourceless' independent city-state like Singapore stays ahead of the learning curve, even while facing increasingly intense global competition where the discovery and emergence of new systems for empowerment and independence and the resulting creation of new knowledge and modes of communication are challenging traditional boundaries between the virtual and real world. Contents:ForewordIntroductionA Learning State?Cultural Neuroscience in LearningThe Business of LearningSwitching between CulturesWireless Learning: A New Frontier?The East-West Learning MatrixTheories and Discourses Readership: Universities, business schools and public and private institutions conducting executive programs, libraries, private and public sector organisations, individuals, consultants, researchers, HRD/HRM directors/managers, teachers, policy-makers, etc. Keywords:Learning;Culture;Education;Marketplace;East;West;SingaporeReview: “This is a thoughtful book about the Singapore success story and its future.” Tommy Koh Professor and Rector Tembusu College National University of Singapore “There is an urgent need for understanding and collaboration between people of diverse backgrounds. Dr Kumar draws on scholarship from multiple disciplines and his extensive experience in Singapore to report on approaches to learning that respect diversity while achieving academic success. This is an important book that should be read widely.” Carsten Kowalczyk Associate Professor of International Economics The Fletcher School Tufts University “Prem provides a good overview of the evolution, issues and trends in Singapore education. He nudges us to ponder whether education should be left to market forces and whether we should make changes to better prepare us for the future.” Tsui Kai Chong Provost and Professor SIM University Key Features:New and original edition on educational and learning that puts together topical issues as seen from both the East and West perspectives in the context of SingaporeServes as a reference in understanding the why, what and how educational policies and practice converge
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Strictly as per the new CBSE course structure and NCERT guidelines, this thoroughly revised and updated textbook is meant for class XII of senior secondary schools (under the 10 + 2 pattern of education). The subject matter of this book is presented in a very systematic and logical manner. Every effort has been made to make the contents as lucid as possible so that the beginners will grasp the fundamental concepts in an unambiguous manner. KEY FEATURES •Large number of solved examples to understand the subject. •Categorization of problems under: •Level of Difficulty A (Cover the needs of the students preparing for CBSE exams) •Level of Difficulty B (Guide the students for engineering entrance examinations). •A Smart Table at the beginning of each chapter to decide the relative importance of topics in the CBSE exam. •Problem Solving Trick(s) to enhance the problem solving skills. •A list of Important Formulae at the beginning of the book. Besides this, each chapter is followed by a Chapter Test and an exercise in which the questions from the CBSE papers of previous years are provided. Working hints to a large number of problems are given at the end of each and every exercise. In a nut shell, this book will help the students score high marks in CBSE, and at the same time build a strong foundation for success in any competitive examination.
This book is designed to aid students in their preparation for JEE (Main). It is a well-planned study guide which shows through examples and challenging questions how to think analytically, and find a way to the “mysteries” of problem solving. The book leads students through a broad spectrum of levels of difficulty with the intention that they will be able to crack their examinations successfully. HIGHLIGHTS The topic-wise concepts of the subject matter have been explained in each chapter for ease of recapitulation by the students. Each chapter contains nearly 180 solved problems, from the routine to the intriguing, to test, reinforce and expand the understanding of the concepts presented. Each chapter contains a large variety of questions to hone the analytical and reasoning skills of students. The book contains three sets of mock test papers and one fully solved sample paper for practice.
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