Character & Citizenship Education
AIMS AND PHILOSOPHY
1.The vision for MacPherson Primary School is “Mindful Learners, Making A Difference”.
By being mindful learners, we hope to see every member of the school community acquire the skills needed to recognise and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations effectively.
It is also our hope that members of the school community will be able to experience success in all that they do and upon doing so, make a difference by giving back to the home, school, community and nation.
2. MacPherson Primary School (MPS) believes in the holistic development of our students and our CCE programme plays an integral role to producing students who will be mindful learners and use their talents to contribute back to society and be assets to the community.
3. Based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we recognise that it is important to cater to the needs of our students starting from meeting the very basic physiological need of having food and shelter, to meeting safety needs of having a stable and conducive learning environment, to meeting love and belonging needs like being part of a group, establishing positive relationships of trust and acceptance, to meeting esteem needs of achievement and developing respect for self and others and finally to meeting self –actualization needs of realizing personal potential and seeking personal growth.
As such, the CCE programme is anchored in 5 domains-the Cognitive, the Aesthetic, the Moral (Social and Morale), the Physical and the Leadership. (C.A.M.P.L)
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
1.The CCE Programme comprises 3 main modules; Teach, Act, Reflect (TAR). Students at every level will go through these 3 modules in each year. The domains to be covered are Self, Family, School, Community, Nation and World.
2. The Teach module focuses on knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which will be taught explicitly to help build up the SEL and Citizenship competencies and develop 21st CC skills. The components for the Teach modules include:
a. CCE Modular lessons- covering a range of skills in the C.A.M.P.L domains
b. CCE lessons during the Mother Tongue time slots
c. FTGP lesson packages including Sexuality Education and Cyberwellness
d. NE Packages for NE Events
e. School values packages which are included in the Orientation programme and can be used as a resource for Teacher Student Relationship (TSR) periods.
f. Holistic health initiatives which will be included in the Co-Curriculum learning programmes.
g. Co- curriculum learning programmes are experiential learning platforms including learning journeys, level camps and post exam activities. The learning objectives for these programmes tie in with CCE objectives and taught explicitly.
3. Under the Act module, students will be given platforms to translate their learning into action. This module is designed so that learning can take place in authentic contexts and students can be engaged in meaningful tasks. The components for the Act module include:
a. Values in Action (VIA) are activities where students have to put what they learnt into action in the different domains of Self, Family, School, Community, Nation and World.
b. Co-curricular Activities where students are given the opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills as well as develop SEL competencies and work towards being future ready citizens.
c. Co-curriculum Programmes are experiential learning platforms for students to share the knowledge, exercise the values and practise the skills they have learnt as they interact with their peers of differing backgrounds and abilities.
d. Student Leadership platforms where students demonstrate the values they have learnt to first and foremost, lead themselves before leading others and leading the school in their assigned roles.
e. Platforms for Recognition like the Student of the Month, ECHA, EAGLES and other school-based awards.
4. The Reflection module is an integral part of each CCE lesson or activity as students are guided to reflect on their learning experience through questioning techniques like Clarify, Sensitise and Influence (CSI).