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2012 brunei presentation

  1. 1. Welcome Parents’ Briefing forGlobal Citizenship Programme Brunei Darussalam 5 November - 9 November 2012
  2. 2. SST Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) ASEAN ASIA INTERNATIONAL
  3. 3. SST’s Global Citizenry ProgramThe GCP is designed to: Prepare students for a global future shaped with the attributes that will allow them to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities abroad, while remaining connected and emotionally rooted to Singapore.
  4. 4. Alignment with SST’s Vision, Mission and Goals(VMG)Mission: To Develop World-Ready and Future-Looking Leaders through Innovative Technology and Applied Learning
  5. 5. GCP GoalsAcquiring KnowledgeStudents develop interest in and take stewardship of local and global issuesStudents understand Singapore’s relationships with ASEAN, ASIA and the rest of the worldBuilding CompetenciesEquip students with 21st century skillsPromote self-awareness, self-management and responsible decision- making in studentsCultivating CharacterStudents embrace diversity and cultivate respect for all peopleStudents act upon ideas for the improvement of their society and the wider world
  6. 6. Objectives of GCP Brunei• Extend a platform for students to develop anunderstanding of Singapore’s relationship with Brunei.• Enhance understanding and appreciation of Brunei’srole and identity by creating a meaningful opportunity forstudents to explore, appreciate and understand theculture and language of the people in Brunei• Broaden our students’ learning networks with theirBruneian counterparts in SST’s twinning school, theprestigious Maktab Sains
  7. 7. What it means for SST and the students Expectations of the group upon their return : impact the school community• Share their learning to parents and the rest of the school• Host the next visiting Maktab Sains contingent (2012)• Role model to their peers the expected attributesBeing a leader and caring about the community
  8. 8. About Brunei Darussalam
  9. 9. Brunei Darussalam, The Abode of Peace.• A rainforest covered gem of a country nestled on thenorthern shores of the island of Borneo• Richly diverse natural and cultural heritage• Centuries old majestic Royal heritage• A prosperous oil and gas producing nation with a small,peace loving population• Ruled by His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei, the 29th of anunbroken line dating back 600 years• Tranquil, clean and pollution free environment• Safe, stable, healthy, wholesome and sincerely hospitablesociety• Near absence of traffic jams
  10. 10. Accompanying Teachers•Mr Nur Johari (teacher ic)•Mr Kenny Teoh (asst teacher ic)•Ms Shireen (asst teacher ic)
  11. 11. Brunei Darussalam, The Abode of Peace.Land Area = 5,675 sq. kmPopulation = 390,000Density = 68 persons/sq. km. source:geology.com
  12. 12. Flight DetailsDeparture – 5 Nov 2012• ETD 1155 / ETA 1405• Royal Brunei Airlines Flight No: BI 422• Terminal 2• Students are to report at 0900 at Check-in row @ Changi AirportReturn – 9 Nov 2012• ETD 1800 / ETA 2000• Royal Brunei Airlines Flight No: BI 423* Students will be dismissed from Changi Airport – ArrivalHall.
  13. 13. Accommodation• Kiulap Plaza Hotel• 4* hotel• Address: Kiulap Commercial Area, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam BE1518 Tel: (673)223 2252 http://www.kiulap-plaza-hotel.com
  14. 14. Trip Highlights - Water Village• Water Village (Kampung Ayer)• Venice of the East• Largest water village in the world• Approximately 40 000 people live here• About 1500 years old• Built on stilts in the water along the Brunei River• Mode of transport – water taxi• Schools, houses, mosques
  15. 15. Trip Highlights - Royal RegaliaOpened in 1992Large collection of the Royal Regalia across generations
  16. 16. Trip Highlights - Food and Custom Ambuyat• Bruneian dish• derived from the interior trunk of the sago palm• starchy bland substance,similar to tapioca starch• eaten with a bamboofork called a chandas, byrolling the starch aroundthe prongs and thendipping it into a sour fruitsauce.
  17. 17. Profile of Partner SchoolMaktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan(Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College)
  18. 18. Profile of Partner School Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan (Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College)•Renowned throughout the region for itsexcellent O-level and A-level results.•Former Maktab Sains students can be foundin universities all over the world includingImperial College, Oxbridge and the IvyLeague.•To gain admission to the school, studentsmust earn straight 5 As in their PenilaianSekolah Rendah (formerly known as PrimaryCertificate Of Education).•Many of Bruneis royal family, were taught inMaktab Sains.
  19. 19. Programme and Itinerary
  20. 20. Trip CostTotal cost = $_____ includes– Return flight (including taxes) on Royal Brunei Airlines– All meals– 4* Hotel accommodation (twin-sharing) - Kiulap Plaza Hotel– Travel insurance (AIG Chartis Superior Plan)– Land transport by coach– Accompanying tour manager from Singapore– Local tour guide• SST standard subsidy = 50% = $_______
  21. 21. Safety Measures/Precautions• Traffic– Look right, look left and look right again before alighting bus orcrossing the road• Illness / Hospitalisation– Travel insurance (AIG Chartis Superior Plan) included in price– Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, or RIPAS Hospital• Accommodation– Always look doors– Stay in assigned room
  22. 22. Suggested Packing List• Clothes & Footwear– School uniform (x 2)– Formal attire (Blazer) & formal shoes– PE t-shirt & long track pants (x2)– Sports/track shoes– Cap & umbrella• Learning Device & Power plug adapter• Camera & charger• Writing materials• Pocket money of maximum $100• Others - medication*Detailed packing list will be provided at a later date
  23. 23. Rules and Expectations•Speak in low and gentle tone. No shouting or screaming.•Be polite and exercise courtesy and graciousness during interactionwith peers in the local schools e.g. not to brag about Singaporesprogress, or what luxuries are absent in Brunei. Their conduct willdetermine whether these schools want a continued relationship withSST.•Do dress modestly. No shorts / bermudas / short skirts ! long trackpants•Do to take off your shoes when visiting a mosque. Women arerequired to cover their heads and wear a dress that covers theirknees and arms.•Lights out @ 2200
  24. 24. Emergency Contact•School’s contact – handphone 9339 – 5028 (in Singapore)•Teachers’ contact will be advised at a later date•Please minimise phone calls and communication times with students.•In case of any emergencies, please call the teachers NOT students – students may not know how to handle the situation.
  25. 25. Emergency Contact•School’s contact – handphone 9339 – 5028 (in Singapore)•Teachers’ contact will be advised at a later date•Please minimise phone calls and communication times with students.•In case of any emergencies, please call the teachers NOT students – students may not know how to handle the situation.
  26. 26. About Brunei Darussalam
  27. 27. FS@SG Programme Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century3-prong approachThe use of innovative teaching approaches at a school-wide level that leverage fully on ICT/IDM* & novel schoolinfrastructure designs to bring about more engagedlearning for their students*IDM: Interactive Digital Media
  28. 28. FS@SG Programme Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century3-prong approach1.Creating and sharpening an ecosystem for the 21stcentury learners through a conducive 1-to-1 ICT-enabledenvironment•Designing and implementing pedagogical practices thatsupports 21st century learning and foster criticalthinking, collaboration and communication1.Developing applications to harness technologies todevelop and assess students’ learning
  29. 29. FS@SG Programme Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century3-prong approach1.Creating and sharpening an ecosystem for the 21stcentury learners through a conducive 1-to-1 ICT-enabledenvironment • Internal Scan - Profile of Learner, LDs • External Scan - 21st century skills/knowledge, web 2.02 • Conceptualisation - developing SST DNA via consultative approach Ref: http://www.p21.org
  30. 30. FS@SG Programme Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century3-prong approach1.Designing and implementing pedagogical practicesthat supports 21st century learning and foster criticalthinking, collaboration and communication • Clarity and Alignment with Vision and Mission of SST • Buying-in from stakeholders (educators and parents) • Implementation - Integration into IP • Professional Development - Educators, students
  31. 31. FS@SG Programme Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century3-prong approach3.Developing applications to harness technologies todevelop and assess students’ learning • Engagement of external partners - APPLE, NIE-LSL • Assessment / Survey • Monitoring - Cyber Wellness
  32. 32. ResearchTowards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century @ EduTech Seminar 2011
  33. 33. ResearchTowards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning inthe 21st CenturyCN-ECT for MathematicsHow does the digital collaboration of CN-ECT for Maths environmentsfoster critical thinking skills for students?How does anonymity in the group display influence studentswillingness to critique, defend or explore artifacts in the group display?Can the digital collaboration of CN-ECT for Maths environments beused as a catalyst for changing traditional teaching practice?
  34. 34. ICT-enabled Learning in a Maths environmentin a Maths environment
  35. 35. ICT Programme use of technology in a Maths classroom critical ofcollaborate knowledge use thinking new problem solving creation of and for investigation technologyas a team1:1 learning platform to construct knowledge
  36. 36. ICT Programme use of technology in a Maths classroom collaborative tool: Wall-wisher or LinolitIntra-class Inter-class
  37. 37. ICT Programme use of technology in a Maths classroomcommunication toolMaths blog / facebook
  38. 38. ICT Programme use of technology in a Maths classroomTools to support pedagogy for teaching/learningNETlogo - collaborative tool Maths Blog - feedback & evaluation tool Secondary 1 class (algebra lesson) TInspire Navigator- graphing tool
  39. 39. ICT Programme use of technology in a Maths classroom pedagogy for teaching/learningQuestioning Techniques Critical Thinking through self and peer evaluationApplied learning (authenticity) Secondary 2 class (practical graph) Collaboration on-line and face to face
  40. 40. setting the routine
  41. 41. ICT ProgrammeSetting the RoutineSetting the Routine Maths Blog TI-Spire ‘Navigator’ on-line worksheet Geogebra
  42. 42. ICT ProgrammeMonitoring ToolMonitoring ToolCollaboration ToolCollaboration ToolPresentation ToolPresentation Tool
  43. 43. the process
  44. 44. ICT Programme Teaching & learning ProcessStage 1 - students individually keyin responses/answers Stage 2 - students responses/appeared on screen - anonymity is observed at this teacher facilitated discussion stage Stage 3 - students shared responses with class and one another
  45. 45. Challenges
  46. 46. 1. time for planning2. the dire need to complete syllabus before majorassessment3. professional development (funding / time)4. support (school / parents)••••
  47. 47. ICT-enabled Learning students’ perspectivesstudents’ perspectives
  48. 48. ICT Programme How is learning of mathematics different in SST?• The learning here is a googolplex times more interactive and fun than in other schools, I like the way SST is teaching the students.• The use of technology has affected the way we learn in a positive way as teaching would be much easier (to understand and apply)• It is very interesting and fun. The visual learning really helps me understand better and the teachers also take the time to help me with my problems.• We use the macbook to learn math, of course. And the lessons are more interactive due to the small class size. We learn beyond the syllabus and focus in-depth on the topics with the use of technology.
  49. 49. ICT ProgrammeDo you think using the graphing tools (TINpire, Geogebra) help you understand algebra better? In what way? • It helps me understand algebra in a graphical and interactive way. • It lets me experiment with what I know about algebra and discover new things. • I could see the various outputs and understand more about it. • This is because I can evaluate all my friends answers and figure out how they got it correct or wrong. • With the teachers explanation it is easier to understand, as you actually do it yourself so you learn from your mistakes easily. • The way the graphs are plotted makes it easier to learn algebra, because when put into a graph, algebra becomes a very simple image, compared to explaining the concept of algebra itself, without anything to assist in learning.
  50. 50. use of technology in a Maths classroomIn a collaborative environment using Netlogo, do you think that it is important that the responses provided by the students be anonymous? Why?• If one student makes a mistake and the teacher reveals it , the student will be embarrassed and will not want to participate any more• With this a student can put forward an answer without fear of being wrong affecting him• If they are not anonymous, students will only focus on who got the answer wrong and not why. Understanding mistakes is important.• It depends. When one remains anonymous, the teacher can point out their flaws and it what way they can improve without embarrassing them. However, if they are not anonymous, the teacher would understand them better and be able to correct them according to their understanding of the students.
  51. 51. On the days that we are using the network (collaborative environment), do you think the class participation is different?• Why? The class is more participative when we are using the network. It is more engaging than learning algebra by looking at a piece of paper or doing equations/expressions of algebra using the normal method, the network allows us to fully visualize how algebra works and also allows us to have a little bit of fun at the same time.• ... everyone gets to participate and they are more willing to participate because they can remain anonymous.• It is because everyone is fascinated by the new learning styles and they participate more to further enhance their understanding.• More people participated, as when technology is used, everyone becomes excited, making it easier to absorb infomation and learn better. • We can spot the mistakes quickly and that means that we can learn from mistakes much quickly.
  52. 52. Thank you
  53. 53. ICT Programme Progression year 1 year 2 year 3 • Professional Development for• Professional Development for Maths teachers phase 2 TI-Nspire Maths teachers - TI-Nspire and Navigator • Professional Development for Maths teachers NETLOGO • Design of Maths activities for 4 sec• Design of Maths activities for 3 sec 2 classes 1 classes • Accelerated learner programme for students• Professional sharing at EIS Conference Rayong, Thailand. Professional sharing at T2• Professional Sharing at eduTech International Conference Chicago, Il Seminar 2012 2012• Sharing with West zone Maths teachers
  54. 54. Key points:•At present, all students own a learning device (Macbook) that they would use in lessons.•Integration in all subjects for both academic programmes and non-academic ones (e.g. Sports and Wellness).◦Showcase of ICT-enabled learning•Surveys are conducted in both 2010 and 2011, and results has been consistent over the first two cohorts, in terms of students’perception in the way how they felt learning with the computing device has enhanced their learning experiences.◦Summary of survey findings (shared with EXCO in Nov 2011)•Students’ Programme◦All Sec 1 students go through 1 semester (1 period per week) of IT lessons to equip themselves with basic IT skills to use theapplication suites in their learning device. They learn web-based applications through teachers as the use of these applications (largelythe google apps) are weaved into the lesson activities. ■ Unique practice in SST: All Sec 1 students are briefed on the ICT self-learning activities when they report for Sec 1 Registration in end-Novmeber (where they are to explore and learn how to blog and online applications like GoogleMaps during the holiday).◦All students are members of the IDA InfoComm Club that all activities organised by IDA InfoComm Club are made available to allstudents to sign up (according to their interests)◦Student ICT Talent Development Programme that incorporates entrepreneurship into the programme, and students are developedaccording to the specialised areas that the teams identified.•There are scheme in place to help students who need financial assistance.◦Students who are eligible for 100% ISB can loan a Macboook from the school at $10 per month (rental fee)◦Number of students who benefit from this scheme: 8 students (One Sec 1, Two Sec 2 & Five Sec 3 students)Sharing of Practices on 1-to-1 ICT-enabled programmes- 7 occasions, including sharing in overseas conferences by SST staff

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