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Integrated School-Based Curriculum
ICT Vision: Harnessing Technology, Engaging Learners
The ICT department has put in place several initiatives to maximize the ICT development of our pupils in the 21st century. These are organized according to the following strands:
Educating Pupils through Holistic Training Programme and Niche Training
To continually ensure the relevance of ICT skills to pupils’ learning, the use of ICT to enhance the teaching and learning for our pupils is integrated into all subjects. The department has also worked across departments to put in place a Progressive Modular Approach to ICT Skills Acquisition.
- Integration of ICT into syllabus
- Each department works to integrate ICT into its curriculum to facilitate teaching and learning in general, as well as self-directed learning and collaborative learning in particular.
- As technology is evolving, reviews are conducted at the end of each semester to ensure meaningful and relevant ICT integration in the curriculum.
- Progressive Modular Approach to ICT Skills Acquisition
- The department has in place a progressive modular approach for baseline ICT skills acquisition. Different skills are identified and taught at each level of study. This ranges from researching on the Internet, word processing, analyzing information in spreadsheets, working with images, as well as presentation with Powerpoint.
- To make the acquisition of skills more relevant to pupils, the pupils have to work on projects linked with a curriculum subject. After acquiring the basic skills, pupils are given more opportunities to apply them in subsequent years in ICT integrated lessons for various subjects.
- Learning Principles through Robotics
- The Robotics Modular CCAs are also offered to P3 and P4 cohorts to let pupils have hands-on experience on how ICT is tapped on through robotics.
Equipping Teaching and Learning through Infrastructure Building and Support
The smooth delivery of ICT lessons cannot be achieved in the absence of good infrastructure and support.
- Computing devices and wireless connection
- Under MOE’s SSOE, we have made available three computer laboratories and nine mobile carts of twenty laptops each for teaching and learning. In addition, online learning can be carried out in most parts of the school given the 25 access points available.
- Online ICT Resources
- ICT Resources – The school leverages on both free and subscription based online ICT resources to make learning more accessible to parents and pupils. For instance, online resources like Xuele for Mother Tongue and Problemsums.com for Mathematics are regularly used.
- Learning Management System – The school has been leveraging on the MCOnline Learning Management System (LMS) to augment our pupils’ learning. On one hand, the LMS avails a collection of learning resources like videos and quizzes to the pupils; on the other, it also allows teachers to customize online lessons and quizzes for their pupils.
- Web2.0 Technology – Self-directed and collaborative learning are also supported by Web 2.0 technology on the LMS, such as Wikis, e-portfolios and Social Learning Walls. The affordances provided by using these tools makes learning not only more engaging but also allows pupils to revisit lessons on their own.
Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Innovation and Exploration
Teachers in our school work as a team to design and create ICT-enriched lessons through the Professional Learning Communities. Such innovation and exploration are carried out in the design of lesson packages and through lesson studies.
- Lesson Packages
- Departments in charge of the various instructional programmes have also integrated ICT in the lesson packages developed.
- Lesson Studies
- Working in different teams, teachers conduct lesson studies to improve on the lessons designed as they observe pupils’ learning as these lessons are conducted.