Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
Head Of Department
Mrs Deepa Nanwani Singh
Ms Tan Yok Siew (Subject Head/ Special Projects)
Mr Syaiful Muhd Bahri
Ms Cherie Chow
Ms Durairaj Umamaheswari
Ms Nazatul Fadzlin
Ms Wong Chiu Yian
Mr Phoa Yew Hui
Ms Wong Wei Leen
Ms Carol Eng
Ms Constance Cheong
Ms Lim Jiahui
Mdm Tan Siew Li
Mr Lai Kah Kin
Mr Samuel Yeo
BV Character & Citizenship Education Framework
Character & Citizenship is central to Bedok View’s vision of creating a `School of High Standards, Quality Learning and Holistic Development.’ School leaders and staff work in synergy to realise the school mission to `Nurture Students, Transform Lives and Serve the Nation’. The CCE framework draws together the different aspects of CCE in providing a student-centric, values-driven education.
The Lighthouse & Our 2RISE Values:
The product of a successful CCE curriculum in Bedok View is illustrated in the centre of the diagram above. As a source of light and power, we hope this Character & Citizenship Framework will guide us all- hence, the ‘lighthouse’ is central in this framework. The school’s values 2RISE - Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Service and Excellence are housed in the rays emanating from the school symbol of the lighthouse as these will guide the school in developing our students’ character, provide a solid foundation for the students to withstand the waves of changes and challenges brought about by a rapidly changing world.
21st Century Competencies:
The student’s actions are guided by these values and are manifested in the form of the 21st Century Competencies of a confident person, self-directed learner, concerned citizen and active contributor, as demonstrated by the rays emitted by the lighthouse.
A confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively,
A self-directed learner who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for his own learning,
An active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, is innovative, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks and strives for excellence. Last but not least, he is
A concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong sense of civic responsibility, is informed about Singapore and the world, and takes an active part in bettering the lives of others around him.
CCE is integrated into every aspect of school experience. For character education to be effective, it has to be tightly woven into the school’s formal and informal curriculum. Character education and academic instruction are mutually reinforcing in Bedok View and not treated as separate entities. Academic lessons present real and varied opportunities for the infusion of values and social emotional skills. These arise from the nature of the subjects themselves, the subject content, as well as the pedagogies used, which may include opportunities for students to exercise their values and social emotional competencies.
The explicit teaching of CCE values through an effective and engaging curriculum is one of the key areas of focus. Structured curricula for CCE and Form Teachers’ periods are designed to achieve character development goals. Besides the formal curriculum, classroom procedures like the GRACE (Greeting, Readiness, Attendance, Cleanliness, Expectations) protocol, and the school-wide restorative approach to discipline, set a positive psycho-social learning environment. Citizenship Education experiences and Values in Action opportunities provide authentic platforms for students to discover themselves, build relationships, acquire new skills, practice values and achieve the CCE learning outcomes.
The CCE curricula is delivered in an engaging manner in Bedok View - the CCE lessons, the Guidance Modules ( Education & Career Guidance, Cyberwellness, Sexuality Education), Citizenship Education activities, Values in Action, Form Teacher Period and Assembly Programmes.
We are certain that with all this, every Bedok Viewan will grow to be a Responsible, Global Citizen with Exemplary Character, as mentioned in the lighthouse.
The CCE Committee with the School Leaders during Racial Harmony Day 2018: Strength in Diversity.