Education opens doors to knowledge and skills and helps communities to develop and grow. This leads to better opportunities, higher levels of employability, and sustained development. Temasek Foundation International supports education leaders to enhance educational practices, policies, and curriculum to adapt to the changing needs of society. Programmes we support include the training of leaders, educators, and specialists to build capabilities in education in schools, vocational institutions and technical colleges, and universities.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
A critical component of a country's education system, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is key to building a competent, relevant and vibrant workforce, ready to meet the needs of the industry and contribute towards the economic growth of a country. TVET programmes develop frameworks, enhance pedagogy and curriculum, and improve technical knowledge and skills to further standards of TVET education. Countries that have partnered us in these programmes include Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Training
Building on the progress in TVET Education, the foundation has added on STEM Education training programmes to ensure that students will be ready to meet future needs and challenges of the workforce. Participants are trained on teaching STEM subjects in an interdisciplinary manner that focuses on solving real-life issues using STEM concepts.
Ensuring that education remains relevant to real-world situations is key to a competitive and competent workforce. The Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) teaching and learning framework programme is another education training programme that build capabilities in educators and school leaders to structure their curriculum so that it is connected to real-world systems. Countries that have partnered us in these programmes include Indonesia and Thailand.
English Language Capability
English is widely used in business communication for networking, negotiating and exchange of information globally, and is thus important for leaders and specialists alike. The foundation support programmes that build capabilities of school leaders and educators to design teaching materials that help students to improve their learning of the English Language. Countries that have partnered us in these programmes include Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar.
University, Schools and Education Management Leadership
Good leadership in education and school management will help improve the quality of education in the respective communities. These series of programmes strengthen institutional leadership skills of education leaders and specialists from basic education to higher education institutions. This is done through various ways such as building capability in developing education policy and governance, benchmarking curriculum to match international standards, and learning exchanges with fellow education leaders. Countries that have partnered us include China, India and Thailand.