Cultures are sets of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that are associated with a field, an activity, or a societal characteristic. This pillar cultivates an understanding of how differing cultural understandings have shaped human societies and the human condition, knowledge, beliefs, behaviour, scientific and technological innovations.
Students will learn how various disciplines inform our knowledge of civilizations and cultures, as well as scientific/technological realms.
Educational Philosophy: nurturing understanding and sensitivity to diverse perspectives and cultures.
Thinking and Expression
This pillar seeks to develop critical thinking (challenging of assumptions, offering of varied or multiple perspectives) through the analysis, formulation, and articulation of ideas and arguments.
Students will acquire the requisite critical thinking, oral and written and communication competencies that mark an effective communicator. Students will also learn to frame and articulate specific positions through various means of communication (oral, written, digital, etc.), striving for clarity of thought.
Educational Philosophy: nurturing thoughtful and able communicators.
This pillar addresses the issues and challenges confronting Singapore society. Apart from aspects drawn from Singapore’s history, politics and economy, other topics/themes could include: medicine (healthcare, aging); the environment (biodiversity and sustainability); infrastructure, transportation and resource management; technology (data analytics, digital economy, AI, Smart Nation); the future economy and industry.
Students will demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary and/or future issues that impact Singapore society.
Educational Philosophy: nurturing responsible and informed citizenship, and intercultural awareness.
This pillar aims to provide students with an opportunity to be immersed in a significant topic so as to develop broader insights and perspectives. The focus is on engaging in a rigorous dialogue so as to learn to pose good questions about the issue that is discussed.
Students will demonstrate an ability to ask insightful questions and to engage holistically and actively with the selected topic. Students will also learn to identify thoughtful questions and develop critiques and reflections. Find out more details here.
This pillar teaches different models of reasoning, how to organise data and information, analyse, make inferences and construct and/or refute arguments that contribute to our knowledge about the disciplines and the world.
Students will acquire skills to make sense of, model, generate, synthesise, evaluate and make inferences from available data and knowledge. Find out more details here.
Information Accurate as of 30 August 2018