The Patatas – An Education Solutions Consultancy

Does Education Have To Be So Expensive?

Education cost is rising. The Patatas’ CaseStudy is a ‘school-in-a-box’ solution not dependent on internet or power, aims to bring education to low-income communities.

Starlink, e-learning and the quest for worldwide connectivity today

With the world’s information so readily at our fingertips, it’s sometimes a stretch to remember that not everywhere in the world has that same immediate, fuss-free access to the Internet. Africa, in particular, faces limitations to Internet access due to its abundance of rural and remote areas. That’s where Space X’s Starlink aims to change the game.

An interview with Hungry SciAnntist [5 minute read]

An Interview with Hungry SciAnntist Social media is an omnipresent force, permeating every aspect of our lives. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Youtube have become ingrained in our existence. Undeniably, social media wields immense power, capable of influencing countless individuals, and its presence is here to stay. However, its potential stretches far beyond mere sharing of personal …

How to encourage creativity in the classroom

How to encourage creativity in the classroom? It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Enstein It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein Creativity is an essential aspect of learning and development. It …

AI as a classroom teaching tool

AI as a classroom teaching tool  Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many aspects of our lives from research to art, and education is no exception. Recently there has been a rise in use of AI amongst students for homework and assignments. We have seen AI writing essays for students and even passing a law exam but what about its use …

Our visit to the Orang Asli

Our visit to the Orang Asli From the 20th to 25th of September 2022, our team visited the Temiar Tribe of the Orang Asli Community in Kelantan Malaysia to explore the use of CaseStudy that was specifically designed and created for 100% offline remote learning. As an education solutions consultancy working to create learning bridges in underrepresented Southeast Asia …

What is unschooling?

What is unschooling? Unlike many other middle schoolers, at eight years old, Sierra Allens quit school. However, her reason for quitting was not to stop her education. In fact, her reason for quitting was to pursue a different way of learning; unschooling. It has been two decades since Sierra quit school. In an interview, she says …

How to create an inclusive education? [4 minute read]

How to create an inclusive education? At the thought of an inclusive education, what came to my mind were schools that are specialised for students with special needs. An example being Singapore’s first autism-focused school, Pathlight School. However, the more I researched about inclusive education, I realised I had misunderstood the meaning of an inclusive …

The Orang Asli and the educational obstacles they face [5 minute read]

Who are the Orang Asli? The Orang Asli are an indigenous group of people found in Malaysia. Known to be the oldest group of inhabitants on Malaysia’s Peninsula, they comprise people from different tribes and ethnicities such as the Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah and many more. Iban people ©Britannica Over time, their numbers slowly dwindled, causing …

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources [2 minute read]

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources Singapore has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, standing at 97.1% in 2020. However, a high literacy rate does not translate to equal educational opportunities or resources. Educational inequality is a topic explored in Teo Yeo Yenn’s anthology of essays that took Singapore by storm, This is what …

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