Character & Citizenship Education
The Learning Outcomes (LOs) of CCE (Figure 1) state what we want our students to learn and attain. The core values are embedded in the eight LOs. LOs 1 to 4 depict different aspects of character building that are interrelated and feature social and emotional competencies. LOs 5 to 8 are guided by key tenets of 21st Century citizenship and arranged according to attributes of citizenship such as identity, culture, and active, responsible engagement as a member of society.
Figure 1: Character and Citizenship Education Learning Outcomes (Source)
Teachers deliver CCE lessons on the premise that connectivity and building teacher-student relationship are of utmost importance. Thus, the CCE curriculum in Spectra is designed as modules to enable teachers to build relationship with students through meaningful conversations and selected activities to meet various aspects of students’ learning needs.
1. Personal and Social Learning
Students will develop values: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience, and life skills such as personal and interpersonal effectiveness, effective learning, social emotional competencies, crisis and conflict management, and social etiquette for meaningful and effective living.
2. Home and Foreign Affairs
The content focuses on social studies, current (local and global) happenings, and teenage issues. Through activities and discussions, students will heighten their social awareness and learn to be caring and responsible, locally rooted and globally active citizens.
3. Service Learning
Students will learn to identify community needs in relation to their curriculum objectives, acquire relevant preparatory skills, plan and implement the community service project, reflect on and learn from the service experience.
4. Career Guidance
Students will explore and assess their own ability, potential and interest, and different career opportunities. They will prepare for specialised vocational training and employment through the Taster Modules and Industry Experiential Programme and develop a self-portrait and career portfolio that will enable them to make reasoned career choices.
5. Teens Talk
Lessons are developed from MOE’s Growing Years Programme and Cyber Wellness Programme. Teens Talk aims to impart essential knowledge, shape values and influence behaviours. Students are taught to love and respect self and others, as well as to love and respect themselves.
6. Financial Resource Management
Being financially-savvy is crucial to making the kind of smart money decisions that is key to ensuring quality of life. Students will get up to speed on this important life skill through discussions, activities, games and workshops.
7. Work @ Spectra
Students learn work values through real world experience in the school administration and operations environment. Through positive role modelling and work shadowing, students learn work values such as punctuality, positive attitude, diligence, cooperation and responsibility. They also learn the importance of communication and inter-personal skills.
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) has always been at the heart of Singapore’s education system. In CCE, our students learn to be responsible to family and community; and understand their roles in shaping the future of our nation. The emerging trends and global developments that impact our society, such as societal changes, globalization and technological advancements are taken into consideration in the development of the CCE curriculum.
The goal of CCE is to inculcate values and build competencies in our students to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens. CCE is central to the Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes (Figure 2). It emphasizes the interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development of our students.
Figure 2: Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes (Source)
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