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Learning by Doing (LBD)
School Vision for Learning and Teaching: Engaged Learners, Future Ready
“For the things we have to learn before we can do, we learn by doing.”
We believe that deep learning takes place when learning experiences are relevant, authentic and engaging for our pupils. Learning by Doing (LBD) advances our pupils as thinkers and learners, providing them with rich lived learning experiences from which they can reflect, question and arrive deeper and more enduring levels of understanding. Engagement in the affective, behavioural and cognitive domains is promoted through thoughtfully designed learning contexts and experiences that involve pupils as active participants in and owners of their learning.
LBD promotes high levels of learner participation as they co-construct knowledge with our teacher facilitators, inspiring in them a pursuit of excellence and igniting in them a passion for life-long learning. LBD takes place within a collaboration-rich environment, enacting the benefits of social learning that decades of educational research have endorsed. The affordances of ICT tools offer rich opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, interactivity and socio-experiential learning.
Complementary enrichment programmes are planned to broaden and deepen pupils’ learning experiences. To cater to pupils’ interests and talents, a range of developmentally appropriate elective programmes that provide further knowledge application platforms across disciplines is also offered.
Strategies and Activities
- ICT-Infused Learning: Mimio Vote System, Web 2.0 tools such as Mindmeister and Social Learning Wall, Garage Band, Digital Posterisation, 10M Malay Language Portal, 10C Chinese Language Portal, i-Flash, etc.
- Development Through Drama, Readers’ Theatre
- Inquiry-Based Learning
- Learning Journeys, Learning Trails
- Project Work
- Enrichment Programmes: Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Traditional Mask Making, Debates, Financial Literacy, etc.
- Elective Programmes: Story-Telling, Public Speaking, Robotics, DNA Workshop, etc.