The function of education has never changed over the past century, we still strive to equip our students and enable them to think critically. What has changed and will constantly change, are our students. With every generation of learners come different needs, so the way in which we facilitate the acquisition of knowledge has to be dynamic in order to stay relevant and effective. Effective teaching is not an inborn skill and good teachers do not come by chance. That is why at Marshall Cavendish Institute, we want to give teachers the support they need to become more effective educators. When educators engage in continuous learning, they are able to improve practices, develop as professionals and take responsibility for their learning to succeed as an educator.
As a global teacher professional development institute, we ensure that our academic teams are constantly engaged in research to develop research-based programmes that are relevant to the trends in education and diverse needs of educators around the world. Our partnerships with schools also provide our academic teams with first-hand data and our educators with authentic learning situations. Besides combining theory with practical hands-on practice, our programmes are designed to meet the growing need for sophisticated and holistic professional development courses in schools implementing the Marshall Cavendish Education curriculum.
In 2015, CNN’s report Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world, credited the nation’s education success to its teachers, stating that “If Singapore's rags-to-riches transition was built on education, the secret of its education system is the quality of its teachers”. Beyond this report, the most important factor identified by most parents and educators for a student’s success, is the quality of teaching within schools. This is why Marshall Cavendish Institute aims to equip every educator with the knowledge and recommended practices to provide great teaching for every child, every day.