Teaching preschoolers Digital Literacy through Computational Thinking(CT)
23 Cherie Hearts centres commences JULES CT Curriculum island-wide
Singapore, 12 January 2017 – Preschoolers from Cherie Hearts can look forward to starting the year
with their very own tablets as they embark on their first digital literacy lesson in school.
In partnership with G8 Education Singapore, Jules Ventures Pte Ltd (JULES) has integrated
the School of Fish Computational Thinking (CT) Game Curriculum with Cherie Hearts’ 2017
A total of 345 preschoolers from G8 Education Singapore’s subsidiary, Cherie Hearts
centres, will commence their digital literacy lessons from January 2017.
Customised curriculum for Cherie Hearts consists of 38 modules that are both online and
offline through classroom activities. Preschool teachers are provided with a guidebook and
online instructional support in administering the School of Fish Curriculum.
To complement the JULES CT Curriculum, a new proprietary JULES Dashboard is
provided to parents to monitor their child’s performance in school and track learning
“CT skills are essential for the Digital Future. Through School of Fish, we believe more
preschoolers can learn and improve their digital literacy, even at a young age. The
learning process must be fun and interactive for children. It’s a privilege to have G8
Education Singapore working with us and sharing this same vision,” said Mr Jonathan
Chan, Founder, JULES.
“As our children are born in the digital age, digital literacy is a necessary life skill today
and a currency for global 21st century people interaction, information access, and
creative functioning. The way we promote the use of interactive media with children is
important – it should be a platform for igniting creative thoughts and facilitating communication
between preschoolers and adult caregivers, and never used in a passive, purposeless
way. In promoting digital savviness and Computational Thinking, our children
are honed into thinking abstractly, compartmentalising and synthesising information.
On top of that, they are also taught how to protect themselves as well as act responsibly
in the digital world. Collaborating with a partner who shares our philosophy and
provides sound expertise in digital literacy is imperative. We are excited to be launching
our digital literacy programme with JULES, who is committed to continual research and
development to ensure that preschoolers reap the benefits from a customised curriculum
that involves parents in the learning process,” said Ms Jane Choy, General Manager,
G8 Education Singapore.
Computational Thinking is a system of understanding and solving problems in a logical way
that people and computers can understand. It is the ability to integrate human creativity and
insight with machine computing power.
For more information, please visit www.jules.sg