Technology-Enhanced Learning @ Edgefield (TEL@Edgefield)
The Future Ready Programme is thoughtfully crafted to prepare our students for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment of the world today. Students are equipped with the mindsets and capacities to manage complex situations. This entails the acquisition of not just subject content knowledge, but also skills such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and global awareness. Through three learning phases, students collaboratively acquire and apply multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to solve real-world challenges and scenarios. They are assessed in 21st century competencies through the key curriculum milestones.
Phase 1: ENGAGE (via Mini-Challenge)
In Semester 1, Secondary One students engage in the identification and solving of mini challenges in groups based on the 5 Big Ideas of Climate Change, Diverse Society, Energy & Sustainability, Food & Health and Security.
Phase 2: INVESTIGATE (via Electives & Learning Journeys)
In Semester 2, they move on to acquire new knowledge and skills through 8 unique electives and exploring innovative spaces on learning journeys.
Electives: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Cultures, Internet of Things, Leadership, Farm to Fork, Hunger Games, Drone Technology and Toastmasters.
Learning Journeys: Science Centre, Gardens by the Bay, NTU EcoCampus, Citizen Farm and Singtel Cyber Security Institute
Phase 3: ACT (via Future Scenarios)
With the experience and expertise built up in the first year, the students progress to Secondary Two where they generate and present innovative and insightful solutions through education, event organisation and product creation for future scenarios that are crafted based on the Future Deck cards from the Centre for Strategic Future (CSF), part of the new Strategy Group in the Prime Minister’s Office.
The programme content is delivered through the infusion of ICT-enabled pedagogies and digital tools such as sketchnoting into teaching and learning so as to enable active and deep learning for students. The main pedagogies in the three learning phases include Challenge Based Learning (Mini-Challenge), Experiential Learning (Electives & Learning Journeys) and Scenario Based Learning (Future Scenarios).
Students are assessed in 21st century competencies through five key aspects: Inventive Thinking, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Global Awareness. Assessment is done through the three learning phrases, group/individual deliverables and key curriculum milestones.