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Learning for the Future
7 March, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In today’s rapidly changing world, advancement in Science and Technology is quickly making what we learnt in school insufficient to cope with the demands of the economy.
Since the Industrial Revolution it was determined that individuals must be equipped with the 3Rs – Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic. Only a few decades ago, in addition to acquiring the 3Rs, we started acquiring a modicum of computer skills to catch the Third Wave of civilisation – the ‘Knowledge Economy’.
With the rising impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, we realise that beyond the mastery of the 3Rs and basic computer skills, continuous life-long learning in many diverse areas is vital.
How can we keep up with the ever-increasing pace of growth of knowledge and development in technology?
Dr Ng, a life-long learner, believes the answer lies in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). He has completed more than 130 MOOC with certifications, ranging from STEM subjects to liberal arts and sciences.
Dr Ng a haematologist by profession wears many hats – a mediator, an educationalist, and a writer. He regularly contributes Op-Ed pieces to the South China Morning Post and the China Daily HK.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Dr Ronald Paul Ng is a haematologist at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He is also a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a Volunteer Mediator at The State Court.
He taught clinical haematology at both University College Hospital Medical School, London and Hong Kong University. He was a member of the Singapore National Medical Research Council when it was first formed. He is on the Education Panel of the Medical Protection Society and is a member of the Medical Committee for the upgrading of the curriculum of the University of Puthisastra, Cambodia.
Admission is free.
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker in this talk are their own and do not represent the opinions of The HEAD Foundation.