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Year 2014 - Yio Chu Kang Secondary School receives Lee Hsien Loong Award for Innovations in Normal Course. 


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23 schools to be recognised for their efforts in promoting well-rounded education


Yio Chu Kang Seconday School, Bukit Batok Secondary School, and Si Ling Secondary School will receive the highest accolade - the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Innovations in the Normal Course.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Monday (Sep 22) that 23 schools will be recognised for their efforts in giving students a well-rounded education at the Ministry's Work Plan Seminar, which takes place on Tuesday.

Bukit Batok Seconday School, Si Ling Secondary School, and Yio Chu Kang Seconday School will receive the highest accolade - the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Innovations in the Normal Course.

This is because they demonstrated innovation in teaching and learning, school management and organisation as well as student development, the MOE said. This has led to significant benefits in the all-round development of their students in the Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Courses.

For example, Yio Chu Kang Secondary School has incorporated dance, drama and robotics classes into its curriculum for the majority of normal stream students. 

According to Principal Janice Heng, the key motivation behind this initiative is to enrich the lives of the students beyond academic qualifications and cognitive development. "We actually hope for students to be able to have their interests sparked in some of these areas. And they are able to pursue it as their hobby, as a lifestyle when they grow up. Or even pursue it as their post-secondary education," she said.

The other 20 schools will be recognised for Best Practices in five key areas - Character and Citizenship Education, Teaching and Learning, Student All-Round Development, Staff Well-Being and Development, and Partnership. MOE said the schools' best practices have led to good education outcomes for their students.

One of these is Gan Eng Seng School, where technology-enabled learning is a way of life. Secondary Two students have their English lessons at the computer lab twice a week, and the school started using infocomm technology (ICT) in its curriculum in 1997. The school will be recognised for its Best Practice in Teaching and Learning.

According to Ms Serene Seetoh, Head of Department of Technology at Gan Eng Seng School, ICT has helped both teachers and students become more self-directed and collaborative in teaching and learning.

"Self-directed in the sense that teaching is no longer become inside the classroom but it goes beyond - anytime, anywhere. Collaborative in the sense that information exchange becomes so accessible and therefore students and teachers actually learn together, and are more active about learning," she said.

Said Nick Tan, a Secondary One student at the school: "Technology has taught me about copyright issues, as well as how to respect intellectual properties. And how we should use royalty-free music in our music projects to prevent any conflicts over copyright issues."



















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教育部工作蓝图大会提供全面教育 23间学校将获表扬

22/09/2014 21:30


23所学校将在明天举行的教育部工作蓝图大会上,因提供全面性教育而获表扬。包括永康中学在内的三间学校在教学、学校管理和学生发展等领域发挥创意,将荣获最高荣誉的李显龙普通课程创新奖。其余学校则因在品格与公民教育等五大领域中表现杰出而获最佳治校奖。

舞蹈、戏剧、机器人,这都是永康中学普通课程的一部分。

永康中学校长王淑玲说,“我们希望能在一些领域引起学生兴趣。学生能把它养成爱好,长大后当作一种生活方式,或甚至在这些领域追求中学后教育。”

颜永成学校则自1997年将信息通信技术融入课程中,例如安排中二学生每周两次在电脑室上英文课。校方认为这有助于自主和协作性学习。

颜永成学校科技主任胡美华说,” 自主学习因为教学不再局限于课室, 协作学习则是因为信息交换变得便捷. 学生和老师可以共同学习.”

颜永成学校将会获得最佳治校奖中的教学与学习奖项。

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