BUILDING CAPACITY AND DEVELOPING EDUCATION LEADERS
TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
WE ARE COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE BY DEVELOPING EDUCATORS GLOBALLY TO NURTURE STUDENTS WITH 21ST CENTURY COMPETENCIES.
Situational analysis in markets provides us with the insight needed to design and tailor effective programmes that fit different contexts and integrate seamlessly with education systems.
This combined with our experience across markets and our consulting solutions ensures that our clients stay at the forefront of developments in education and reap the benefits of our industry perspectives.
The link between educator effectiveness and student learning is undeniable. Our aim is to develop and enhance the unique abilities of each educator so that they may eventually become self-sufficient in applying and adapting 21st century teaching pedagogies in classrooms.
More importantly, the competencies of educators need to be sustainable. As such, we not only work towards finding unique solutions that cater to existing teacher abilities and beliefs but also ones that are aligned with market environments.
As a result of today’s ever changing environment, there is a need to constantly shift perceptions and treat teachers as nation builders. To help enable this shift, teachers must be given opportunities to build on their experience and invest in their professional development.
Educare plays our part by co-steering initiatives in partnership with stakeholders at every level of the education system, thereby achieving unified goals and our shared vision of developing future generations.
Mike Thiruman is one of the leading voices of education in Singapore, with a strong belief in the fundamental role of teachers to develop a successful education system. He has more than 20 years’ experience in education research, teaching, curriculum development, educational project management and professional development.
He has been recognised for his passion and continued contribution in the field of education, recently being invited to join the Technical Advisory Group of the Global Initiative on Education led by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Till 2004 Mike served as a Senior Specialist in the Gifted Education Branch in the Ministry of Education, Singapore, when he joined the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) fulltime.
As STU General Secretary, Mike serves in various committees in the Labour Movement in Singapore and internationally. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Public Sector Industrial Relations Committee and he is also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee of Education International. Mike was also elected to the Executive Council of the Singapore National Co-operative Federation.
His commitment to the advancement of education is demonstrated through his work globally. Mike has developed and organised Professional Development programmes as well as trained teachers and educators in areas such as Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Problem-Based Learning, Active Learning, Brain-Based Learning and Differentiated Instruction amongst others in Singapore, Bhutan, Russia, Libya, Indonesia, the Philippines, UAE, Vietnam and India, in addition to conference presentations in Russia, USA, Australia and Canada.
The combined influence and experience of our partnerships help us deliver robust programmes.
OUR SERVICES ARE DELIVERED BY OUR TEAM WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS GLOBAL MARKETS. WE DELIVER CUSTOMISED SOLUTIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE.
Educāre (Latin) “To draw out that which lies within.”
We believe our strengths form the core of what ultimately matters – to draw out and harness the immense potential within educators and learners to address the needs of the 21st century education system.
Our education consultancy covers the complete spectrum of inter-connected services including situation analysis, leadership development, professional development, mentoring and coaching, impact and evaluation as well as transfer of knowledge. These programmes and services are geared towards developing educators who will ultimately be competent professionals, collaborative learners and transformational leaders.
In addition, we are committed to collaborating and working with education leaders and institutions to enhance systems – reviewing policies, giving recommendations and working together to develop programmes.
Our consultancy projects are all built around our framework of being holistic, systemic, systematic, scalable and sustainable.
Technology is a key tool to help increase teachers’ capacity to provide the right level of support and adapt learning for a diverse group of students. Technology also helps provide teachers with continued engagement and development opportunities. It can directly support teachers’ abilities to continue enhancing their competencies by learning from online modules, in their own time, as well as through peer support and influence.
Some of our flagship learning technology products include:
BackPackLIVE! iCoLAB Project
The project focuses on developing a collaborative and self-directed learning portal for students using the Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 technology. This is a structured social networking portal which provides students with various “micro sites” features and tools for performing creative, critical and collaborative learning. The system allows teachers to assess, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the work and the learning processes of the students.
PD Online is a collaborative learning and assessment portal to facilitate self-paced learning where teachers can learn independently, track their own progression and interact with other teachers in course-specific forums. This has allowed the teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching methodologies and share corresponding interventions.
Many education systems not only face difficulties in recruiting and retaining their educators, they find it challenging to identify and match the right skills to their exact needs. Educare’s HR solutions addresses the need to connect schools and organisations to the right talent.
Leading manpower services provider with an established track record
We have since grown to become one of the leading manpower services in Singapore, with an established track record of providing professional, hassle-free and timely services to our clients. To date, Educare provides recruitment and HR solutions to more than 200 government organisations, statutory boards and educational institutions.
We recruit, train and deploy teaching and non-teaching talent, people with the right skill-sets, aptitude, and attitude for all our clients. We also provide professional development and training opportunities to our staff to enhance their competencies and efficiency at work.
Continuous Service and Support
Our intent is to develop long-lasting relationships, providing continuous support and service to our clients. Our Relationship Managers also have a solid understanding of the unique requirements and preferences of each environment, backed by strong administrative, human resources and logistics support.
OUR EXPERTISE INCLUDES WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS, ON PROJECTS OF ALL SIZES, IN A VARIETY OF LANGUAGES, IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY, ACROSS A DIVERSE GROUP OF MARKETS.