Serinder graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with Mathematics Specialisation. She has taught in MOE schools for over 13 years. Serinder has taken on a variety of leadership and coordination roles during her teaching career, which included organising a variety of activities for a large number of students.
Serinder views teaching as an invaluable profession. Building positive and constructive relationships with students is one of the key reasons why she chose to teach. She feels these are the kind of relationships that can effectively change a life and bring the most out of an individual. She believes her role as a teacher is not only as an educator but also as a guide and mentor for her students.
Serinder is happy to be a part of the OWIS family and always looks forward to learning from her colleagues.
Travelling is one of Serinder’s favourite pastime. She enjoys travelling with her family and has so far travelled to Europe, Australia and many parts of Asia. Time with family is important to Serinder. She and her husband are proud parents of two young boys.
Every child is unique, not just in physical features or individual aspects of his or her personality, but also in their learning style and intelligence. As far back as 334 BC, Aristotle recognised that ‘each child possessed specific talents and skills’. In order to give your child the best shot at success, he/she needs to be in a learning environment that recognises and adapts to his/her individual learning style.
When children receive instruction in the mode and method that works best for them, they are more likely to retain the information and apply it in real-world settings. In addition, learning according to their own personal style makes the process fun.
At One World International School, we recognise the vital role that learning styles play in the classroom, and we cater to different learning styles and multiple intelligences.
The act of learning is more than memorising facts and reiterating definitions to a teacher or instructor. Learning takes place when your child grasps a subject thoroughly and can apply the concepts from that subject in their own life. Your child has learned a concept if he/she can make sense of it and explain it to you through their own words and actions.
When it comes to understanding learning, it is important to recognise that your child may learn differently than another child. Your child likely has a specific learning style, which is a student's preferred way of perceiving and organising information so that they can retain it and utilise it effectively.
It's important for educators to be aware of the learning styles that are present in the classroom and for them to cater to different types of learners. Teachers often differentiate their instruction in order to accommodate the different learning styles in their classroom by utilising a multi-sensory approach. This allows all children in the classroom to receive the information in the lesson in multiple ways, and therefore, gives them more opportunities to retain the content.
These are seven well-known types of learners:
You will want to take time to observe your child while they are both working on school assignments and playing. Through observation, you can note your child's personal strengths and interests. You can also discover more about what tools they use to learn — and what tools they do not use. Your child's teacher will be observing them as well, and together, you can work to provide an experience that accommodates their learning style. It is important to remember, however, that children can change and adapt over time. While they may be a specific type of learner at this stage of their life, that may change as your child grows and develops.
In addition to there being specific types of learning styles, there are also multiple intelligences that have been identified. These types of human intelligence identify the ways that individuals process the information that they receive. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences identified eight types of intelligence, all of which appear in varying levels of aptitude. Given this fact, it's important to understand that your child not only has a unique learning style, but also unique types of intelligence.
These are the eight types of intelligence identified by Howard Gardner:
At OWIS, our teachers actively work to identify the learning styles and intelligence of the students in their classroom. They employ strategies to cater to different learning styles. These can include:
There are many benefits associated with catering to different learning styles and multiple intelligences in the classroom setting. Our teachers believe that your child will have a better learning experience when they have multiple ways to access the content in the classroom. Also, by adjusting each lesson to meet the needs of the individual, every student in the classroom will be more engaged. It becomes a more effective learning environment for everyone.
By catering to multiple learning styles, we appeal to all types of learners. Our innovative curriculum supports open-ended learning, and students have plenty of opportunities for creative expression. There are no pre-defined outputs at the start of a lesson, which allows students to find a process that works for them and select their own learning experience. Your child will benefit from our inquiry-led, IB PYP framework because it puts your child at the centre of the learning process.