Every parent hopes that they can raise a healthy, happy and well-adjusted child that will grow up to become successful in the real world. However, if doing well in school alone can no longer guarantee this success, what more should be done?

Educators now agree that the best bet in preparing any child for a fast-changing world is to equip him/her with a holistic education that can not only maximise their unique strengths and interests but to also ensure they can efficiently adapt and make the right choices where the situation arises.

Aligned with, the Singapore Ministry of Education’s 21st-century core competency framework, Flying Cape’s CompassMap seeks to provide a diagrammatic view of the key components of holistic education. It also provides a set of tools to help parents craft a personalised and effective learning path to holistic education for their children. 

CompassMap Overview

As shown in Figure 1, the Flying Cape’s CompassMap is represented by 3 major circles (we call them dimensions). Represented from inside to out (shown in figure 1), the 3 dimensions are grouped as follows:

  • GROUP 1: Building Strong Character (RED)
  • GROUP 2: Acquiring Skills and Knowledge (GREEN)
  • GROUP 3: Applying Skills and Knowledge (BLUE)

Figure 1: CompassMap Overview

Key Dimensions and their Multipliers

GROUP 1: Building Strong Character (RED)

This group which is focused on building strong character and is made up of:

GROUP 2: Acquiring Skills and Knowledge (GREEN)

This group is focused on learning new skills and picking up knowledge and is made up of:

*Learning Differences have been included in this dimension to cater for students that have various special needs in learning.

GROUP 3: Applying Skills and Knowledge (BLUE)

This group is focused on how an individual interacts and performs with people in both personal and professional settings. It comprises of:

As you can see from the diagram above,

  • Each grouping/dimension consists of the main component (MORAL, ACADEMIC AND CAREER) and a  has a corresponding MULTIPLIER (PERFORMANCE, LEARNING AND INTERACTION). Multipliers are simply techniques/personality traits that can be learned to help maximise how quickly and effectively we learn or apply what we learn to the world around us.
  • Within each grouping, a circular arrow connects both main component or its multiplier. The circular arrow aims to demonstrate the mutually enhancing relationship between main component and multiplier. For example, in the dimension of GROUP 2: Acquiring Skills and Knowledge (GREEN), a picture smart child will find that mastery in mind mapping can enhance his recall ability in learning a particular subject which further boosts his confidence and interest in applying the mind mapping technique to other subjects in Academics.

It is important to stress that while there is a wide range of skills and knowledge that can be acquired in every dimension, not all skills must be learned to achieve real world success.

Instead, each child should base their learning and career path based on his/her individual strengths, interests and motivations.