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#Soundbite 2: Data-based Decision Making

For Soundbite 2, we will introduce the notion of “Data-based Decision Making”, hoping this theme will allow teachers to ponder on how to best use students’ data to improve teaching and learning and also to encourage teachers to share their ways of data use with the fraternity. (more…)

#Soundbite 1: A Learner-centered Classroom

In the year of 2018, we introduce another series of “Soundbites” – sharings that potentially provoke teacher thought and promote teacher action. These bite-size information seek to (1) enthuse teachers with new, exciting ideas about teaching and learning, (2) engage teachers in exploring alternatives, perspectives, opportunties and interests; (3) enrich professional discourse among teachers; and (4) explain key principles and concepts that make up an important part of the meta-language used in RGS.

For Soundbite 1, we shall revisit the idea of student-centred learning in the context of Teacher Responsiveness. Firstly, the RGS curriculum approach is articulated using the term “learner-centred classroom”, rather than “student-centred learning”. The two phrases can be used interchangeably, since both are understood to situate students as active learners, critical thinkers and productive problem solvers in the learning process. For consistency, we shall adopt the term “learner-centred classroom”.


Learning by Doing through Research Studies

We are a team of Secondary 4 students who has recently concluded a 1.5 year research study under the guidance of a teacher mentor on Volunteerism. The research knowledge and skills gained has been invaluable to us. We also developed a deeper understanding on the topic on Volunteerism. We thus seek to share more about our experiences here, hoping to benefit anyone interested in conducting Social Sciences research. (more…)

Inquiry-based Learning through Research Studies


We are a group of secondary 4 students who completed a Research Studies project to find out about the influence of parental involvement on a child’s emotional well being.

The student-centred nature of our research allows us to cultivate skills in making wise decisions and enhance our collaboration and communication skills. This research was also instrumental in making us think more critically and inspired us in our journey of self-discovery. We hope to use this platform to share our experiences and to demonstrate why inquiry-based learning, like Research Studies, is beneficial to students like us.

Background Information (more…)

The Professional Learning Community: Facilitating “Teacher Thinking” to Solve Classroom Problems | SingTeach | Education Research for Teachers

Have you ever wonder, beyond the grades, how do teachers know if students are learning? How have teachers made a difference?
Sharing this article co-written by Ms Masturah and Ms Tan Yen Chuan, published on SingTeach Issue 61, June 2017

Source: The Professional Learning Community: Facilitating “Teacher Thinking” to Solve Classroom Problems | SingTeach | Education Research for Teachers






Higher Order Thinking in an ICT-infused Higher Tamil Classroom


Subject Higher Tamil Language
Level: Year 3
Theme : Community and Nation
Topic: Social Service
Macro-concept: System
Enduring Understanding: Students understand the role of the youth in their community, and that they have a duty to serve the community.
Essential Questions: What are the roles of the youth in the family and community?
 Curricular or Pedagogical Focus / Lens Concept-based Instruction


Through the reading of the text and listening to the movie song, the students will understand that they have to give back to the community through doing social service.