With the increased emphasis on building a digital economy for Singapore’s future, SCGS aims to develop our kim geks to be future ready learners and responsible digital citizens.
Through ICT-enabled teaching, various enrichment programmes and Infocomm CCAs, our staff and kim geks will become informed and adept users of ICT in a modern, digital and global changing environment.
We are consistently building an environment and provide support that effectively facilitates ICT-enabled teaching and quality learning. Students undergo quality classroom lesson time that incorporates effective ICT-enabled pedagogical delivery and engagement. All these are aligned with the 4th Masterplan for ICT education.
ICT Baseline Skills
Students will be equipped with ICT baseline skills at the end of Primary Education to support them in learning and preparing them for future needs. The ICT baseline skills are designed in alignment with the MOE-prescribed Baseline ICT Standards. These skills represent the basic level of knowledge, skills and values that pupils need in order to fully benefit from a curriculum enriched with ICT, and eventually, thrive in a technology-driven society.
As Singapore gears up to be the world’s first Smart Nation, our students, being the future of Singapore, need to keep abreast with the technologies. They should not be passive recipients of technologies, but active contributors of the future. Code for Fun Enrichment programme is planned for students to increase their exposure to coding and computational thinking. The programmes turn code into kids’ play through the use of simple logical reasoning and animation. Through these activities, students not only develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills but also develop other 21st Century competencies so as to prepare them for the future.
Professional Development for Teachers
New technologies offer to education staff a wide new range of possibilities and tools. But with many challenges, ICT needs to be approached with proper guidance and training. This year, the primary division teachers were encouraged in the use of SLS, an online platform tools and curriculum aligned resources. SLS encourages learners to be self-directed, and allows them to personalise their learning according to their needs and interests. SLS also provides teachers with a range of tools to customise and create meaningful learning experiences with technology. The SLS also serves as a common platform for teachers to apply, adapt and share new pedagogies by facilitating collaborations among teachers across classrooms and schools.
Thus, to make learning more relevant and meaningful, aspects of quality lesson design with SLS is being looked into.