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Applied Learning Programme (ALP)

HOD


Mr Steven Teo (IC)

Members


Ms Nurulasyikin Bte Md Yunan (2IC)
Ms Nur Syafiqah Bte Saini
Ms Zarina Seth

Overview


Today’s generation of students will face a much more uncertain world when they graduate from school. In order to empower our students to tackle the challenges that may come their way, Bedok View (BV) Secondary School offers a distinctive Applied Learning Programme (ALP) to connect academic learning with the real world. The programme, Global Awareness for the 21st Century @ BV, serves to deepen 21st century competencies in students by nurturing critical thinkers with a sense of global awareness and confident communicators who are able to effectively engage with others. 

The ALP is spearheaded by the Humanities and English Language (EL) departments. Through a structured provision of opportunities, all Bedok View students will be exposed to a range of global issues, enriched with specific skills of critical thinking and communication skills, and excel through competitions which allow them to demonstrate the ability to collaborate and solve problems. There are two levels in which students would experience the activities in the ALP.

At the basic level, all Bedok View students take part in programmes to expand their awareness and understanding of local and global issues. Students from different levels experience a different set of activities which are developmentally appropriate for them. The ALP can be seen in action during every Monday morning assembly with a news bulletin by students for students. The BV News Bite shares feature news in bite sizes to highlight important happenings in current affairs. Secondary One to Three students participate in different ALP programmes to sharpen their ability to evaluate what they read, gain varied perspectives and present their points of views. These opportunities provide them with the skills to link global issues to self and Singapore society. 

The ALP also has an advanced level which comprises students in the Humanities Talent Development Programme, the ALPine Programme, where Secondary Three students are formally invited to take part in activities to extend their learning and understanding of global issues. Activities include taking part in the annual Humanities Department Overseas Learning Journey where students immerse themselves in a different culture and apply what they have learnt in Geography, History and Social Studies. Other activities include enrichment activities such as the Model United Nations Conference, and external competitions such as the National University of Singapore Geography Challenge and the Inter-school History Challenge. Such opportunities further enhance the development of the selected students in understanding the world around them and developing critical skills in critical thinking and effective communication.

Programmes


Outcomes

21st Century Competency

Programme

Level / Stream

In-charge / Partner

Base Tier

Summit Tier

 

1.    Critical thinkers with a sense of global awareness

 

2.    Confident Communicators

 

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

Expose:

BV News Bites

 

Whole school

EL Department

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

Enrich:

Dream Big Project

 

Sec 1

EL Department

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

Enrich:

Broadcast Journalism Programme

 

Sec 2

EL Department

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

-       Exercise sound reasoning and decision-making

Enrich:

Debate Workshops

 

Sec 3

EL Department

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

 

Enrich: Humanities Overseas Learning Journey

ALPine

Humanities Department

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

 

Enrich: Advanced Elective Module – Introduction to Journalism

ALPine

Humanities Department / Temasek Polytechnic

-       Develop awareness of global issues and trends

-       Communicates and collaborate effectively

-       Exercise sound reasoning and decision-making

 

Excel: External Competitions

-       NUS Geography Challenge

-       Inter-school History Challenge

ALPine

Humanities Department