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1 The Green Dot Academy Singapore’s first independent pre-tertiary school with a green curriculum Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

2 The Green Dot Academy Rationale & Principles Curriculum Programme Supporting Structures Group Learning Acknowledgements Q & A Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Overview of Presentation :

3 Rationale Why a Green school? Promote international perspectives, leadership, advocacy, research skills Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Environment as the organizing theme /vehicle Environmental protection and sustainable growth. Emergence of the environment industry.

4 Resilience, Confidence, Graciousness and Integrity Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Curriculum and Programmes to develop: Bold and inspiring voices for environment World / community leaders Captains of industry Global citizens Guiding Principles Core philosophy Our values Curricular and Programme objectives

5 Curriculum and Programmes Based on the IB framework – rigour and recognition 3 foci - PIE, achieving societal objectives and influencing others People Lifestyle and societies National and global perspectives Advocacy and Leadership Earth Biodiversity and ecology Water and energy Climate and seas Interaction Environmental management Conservation Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

6 Core subjects Inter-disciplinary and elective subjects Projects Core CCPs Elective CCPs Elective CCAs Curriculum and Programmes Green. Academy Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

7 Curriculum: Taught Courses Inter-disciplinary Subjects - core grounding on people and earth Meet the Earth Meet the People Sustaining the Earth Achieving Societal Ends Role of People and Organisations Role of Nations Core Subjects - foundation of knowledge 2 Languages Humanities and the Arts Mathematics and Sciences Technology and PE Electives - bite- sized ‘hooks’ stimulate interest. Examples: People: Ecotropics Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Interaction: space- efficient farming Earth: renewable energy. 30 hours / year 1 per year hours / year 2-4 per year Scope variable

8 Curriculum: Projects 3rd year 4th year 5th year 6th year 1st 3YP (1 wk) 2nd 3YP (2 wks) 1st 3YP (1 wk) 2nd 3YP (2 wks) 5YP (8 wks) 6YP (8 wks) One Big Rock (2 wks) 2nd year 1st year One Big Rock (2 wks) Real-life, less structured learning experiences Ourworld Bound Sch Outward Bound Sch Attachments: Gov agencies NGOs Other schools At least 1 overseas Mandate: Go MAD! Research / attachments Research: Literature / Practice-based

9 Curriculum: Term Structure Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 “ weeks ”

10 Programmes Based on Experiential Education and organised into 4 strands – Advocates, Earth, Leaders and World Arranged into 3 layers of programmes: Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World  Co-curricular Programmes (CCP) is to provide exposure to the broadest range of knowledge, skills and experience possible for all.  Elective Co-curricular Programmes (Flagship) is premised on personal exploration in depth based on interest, talent and conviction.  Elective Co-curricular Activities (CCA) is based on outdoor education concept.

11 Programmes – CCP Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Current Affairs Earth Leaders World Advocates Inbound International Immersion Programme One Big Rock Foundational Leadership Effective Communication Planet Art World Environment Day Basic Research Service Learning Annual Outdoor Camps

12 Programmes – Elective CCP Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Deep Learning In Pursuit of Interest and Talent Flagship Earth Researchers – Research Mentorship Flagship Earth Voices – Persuasive Communications Flagship World Leaders – Environment Leaders Flagship World Travellers – International Immersion Programme

13 Programmes – Elective CCAs Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Advocates – Environment Ambassador Club. Leaders – Outdoor Adventure Club, Leadership Boards Earth – Environment Technology Watch Society, Nature Watch Centre, Biodiversity Mapping Group, Diving Club. World - Environment Entrepreneur Club. Outdoor Education

14 Career Pathways Seamless integration Includes –Course work –Internships –Career counseling All teachers to be trained in Career Pathways model Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

15 Partnerships Strategic Partnerships in: –Research –Career Pathways –Exchange and Immersion –Environmental Awareness –Community Involvement and Service Learning –Scholarships and Bursaries Partnership Office Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

16 Staffing and Building Recruitment and Staff Development Unit Secondment from various environment players Like-minded, pedagogical expertise and research skills International Baccalaureate training Building will boast state-of-the-art facilities & green structures. Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

17 Reflections …Group Learning Liberating, rich & fruitful learning opportunity Pleasant, fulfilling & satisfying journey Real and authentic marketing ‘exposure’ Meaningful dialogue and exchange with potential partners Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

18 Acknowledgements Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World Non-Govt Orgn (NGOs) Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Cicada Organisation Education/ Govt Orgn Industry NParks Marsiling Sec Sch National Environment Agency (NEA) Professor Su Guaning (President, NTU) Ms Ho Peng (DCPD, MOE) Dr Amy Khor (SPS,MEWR)- Coming Soon… Hyflux Ltd Fellow LEP Classmates: Frederick Yeo Lim Ee Tuo Pearly Ng Soh Lai Leng

19 Green Dot Academy (GDA) website Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

20 Q & A Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World

21 Members of the FS Team with Hyflux staff* Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World (from left to right) Tang-Chim Lee Mai Mr Chan Jin He* Mr Freddy Soon* Ms Lim Choon Noi* (*Hyflux Staff) Phua Huat Chuan Joseph Lim Daphne Leong Earnler Liu Helen Tan-Lee Ching Guan

22 Thank you Advocates for the Earth, Leaders for the World


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