Meet the Chairman
Mike Thiruman
Meet the Chairman
Mike Thiruman

Meet the Chairman

Mike Thiruman

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.
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.

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.

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.

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