The Social Studies curriculum helps students to grow in knowledge, develop skills and learn values through examining issues that are of concern to our society and the world in which we live. The Social Studies syllabus aims to develop informed, concerned and participative citizens.
Drawing on aspects of society that are of meaning and interest to the students, Social Studies seeks to ignite students’ curiosity to inquire into real-world issues that concern their lives. Through inquiry and authentic learning experiences, Social Studies helps students to attain relevant knowledge and understanding about these issues, develop critical and reflective thinking skills and appreciate multiple perspectives.
Social Studies: Curriculum at a Glance
Field-based Learning Experiences across Levels
Field-based Learning (FbL) refers to learning that extends beyond the walls of the classroom where students are exposed to authentic real-world settings. It allows students to contextualise their learning experiences, enabling the relational learning of concepts and content.
As part of engaging students in inquiry-based learning, FbL will also motivate and sustain their interest in the subject matter as students learn to explore the surroundings, construct new knowledge and make connections to the topic being studied.
National Education is anchored on the following citizenship dispositions: a sense of belonging, a sense of reality, a sense of hope, and the will to act. These dispositions, together with knowledge, skills and values gained from Social Studies, will help students become citizens who are informed, concerned and participative.
The school also promotes Citizenship Education through the commemoration of the 4 core NE events - Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day. Citizenship Education encompasses National Education and is anchored in Social Studies in preparing our pupils to be informed, concerned and participative citizens.
Inclusion of Performance Tasks
(for Primary Three to Primary Six)
Performance task is a form of assessment that would best reflect students’ ability to translate and transfer key knowledge, skills and values in a new context.Pupils will be engaged in collaborative learning for the performance task. The suggested performance tasks allow students to apply the knowledge, skills and values in a real-world context