Level/Streams involved: Sec 3 Express & Normal Academic students
Duration: Term 2 to Term 3 (April to August 2019)
Methods: Inquiry-based process including Data Presentation & Analysis workshops
What are the perceptions of Singaporeans regarding migrant workers in society today?
Marsiling Secondary School, embarks on an interdisciplinary project to develop students’ 21st Century Competencies through collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking in their lessons. When students are engaged in current local events, real life scenarios are brought into the classroom, creating opportunities for students to apply important mathematics associations for example exploring statistics, probability, graphing, and for predicting outcomes. 2019 is the second year that MSS embarks on the IDP experience.
- Develop Self-Directed Learning through information research including data collection and analysis
- Promote Active Citizenry through exposing students to societal issues and challenging them to share their solutions
- Instill the spirit of Teamwork through collaborative learning among peers
- Explore and experience inter-disciplinary learning processes that support development of 21st CC such as critical and reflective thinking
Stage 1: Sparking Curiosity through Learning Journey to Westlite Dormitory
The Secondary 3 students visited Westlite Dormitory Woodlands as part of their authentic learning in this Interdisciplinary Issues Investigation project.
The purpose of this LJ is to provide an experiential learning opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding on the daily lives of migrant workers before they embark on the investigation.
Stage 2: Crafting Questions, Training of using ICT tools (Excel, Google Forms, etc.) and Conducting Surveys at Toa Payoh & Ang Mo Kio
At this stage, students work in groups to craft suitable and valid survey questions to collect data. Students attended a workshop to train them to use ICT platforms such as Microsoft Excel and Google Forms, including the setting up of QR codes. Following that, students went out to public areas in Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio to conduct the surveys, gathering data for their project.
Stage 3: Data Analysis
Exemplars of students’ work
Stage 4: Sample Proposal & Inventive Thinking
At this stage, students are expected to come up with a proposal to suggest a strategy to promote greater acceptance of migrant workers in Singapore society. Students are expected to present their findings and final proposal at the end of the project.
Stage 5: Presentation
Stage 6: Reflective Thinking and Consolidation/Conclusion