Adopting the WDL’s Student-centric Teaching and Learning Framework to enhance critical thinking opportunities, the Humanities department created for students authentic learning experiences, to engage in self-directed and collaborative learning. The students went on various learning journeys centred around Singapore. A Humanities Camp was organised towards fostering critical and creative thinking through an experiential outdoor learning experience, infusing the IBL approach outdoors. The Secondary One students embarked on learning journeys to the Botanical Garden and Fort Canning Hill Park to explore about the geo-political landscape of Singapore. Through the participation in these learning journeys, the students managed to see what they have learnt in class coming to live in front of them. Students were able to exercise their observation skills and practice fieldwork techniques like taking photographs and drawing sketches. The Secondary Two students went for a learning journey to Bukit Chandu where they experience for themselves the battle for Pasir Panjang and how the Malay Regiment fought for the honour of their country.
Humanities Camp 2017 – Sec 4 and 5 Students exploring the changing landscape along the Singapore River
Sec 1 students Exploring the Rain Forest at Botanical Gardens
Sec 1 Geography Students doing Field Sketch after their exploration of the rainforests in the Botanic Gardens
Sec 3 Geography Students pitting their geographical knowledge at the NUS Geography Challenge.
History Learning Journey to Bukit Chandu, exploring about the heroic acts of the Malay Regiment during WWII.
Sec 1 Archaeological Trail at Fort Canning Hill Park
Exploring ICT tools during Sec 3 History IBL Project
Sec 4 Students doing Field Work at Clarke Quay, during Humanities Camp 2017
History students doing their Historical Investigation about Singapore’s past with the NLB’s Historical Scene Investigation.
Sec 1 History students conducting a mini-excavation on a brick during their Fort Canning Hill Park Learning Journey.