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Humanities Department

Objectives

The Humanities department aims to provide the Humane Side of Education. The department,with its many subjects, has a special role to play in guiding pupils in meaningful experience of the past, making informed decisions in the present and planning for a better future so that they will stay relevant in a fast changing, globalised world, yet staying rooted within the society.

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Staffing


Name

Designation

Subject

Email

Mr Mohammad Hisham

HOD Humanities

Upper Sec Elective History / Social Studies

mohammad_hisham_b_amat@moe.edu.sg

Ms Lailtha Savathan

Senior Teacher

(Geography)

Lower Sec Geography, Upper Sec Elective Geography

lailtha_savathan@moe.edu.sg

Mrs Lee Wen Ee Hazel

LH Citizenship and Character Education

Lower and Upper Sec History, Elements of Business Skills

hazel_hong_wen_ee@moe.edu.sg

Ms Leong Sweet Lee

SH ICT

Elements of Business Skills (EBS)

leong_sweet_lee@moe.edu.sg

Ms Dewi Marlina

Teacher

Lower Sec Geography, Upper Sec Elective Geography, Upper Sec Social Studies

dewi_marlina_putri_chumali@moe.edu.sg

Mr Soon Suan Boon

Teacher

Upper Sec Elective Geography, Lower Sec Geography

soon_suan_boon@moe.edu.sg

Mr Lo Tin Chee Alex

Teacher

Lower Sec Geography, Upper Sec Elective and Full Geography, Upper Sec Social Studies

lo_tin_chee@moe.edu.sg

Ms Farhana Banu

Teacher

Principles of Accounts (POA), Elements of Business Skills (EBS)

farhana_banu@moe.edu.sg

Mr Saravanan Govindan

TeacherUpper Sec Social Studiessaravanan_govindan@moe.edu.sg

Mr Sohail Basiron

Teacher

Upper Sec Elective Geography, Lower Sec Geography

sohail_basiron@moe.edu.sg

Ms Bai Yi Rang

Teacher

Lower Sec History

bai_yi_rang@moe.edu.sg

Ms Wong Lee Min

Teacher

Lower Sec History, Upper Sec Elective History

wong_lee_min@moe.edu.sg

 Ms Beatrice Tan  Teacher Lower and Upper Sec Historybeatrice_tan_pui_leng@moe.edu.sg 

Mr Tey Giin Yang

Allied Educator           Social Studies(NT), Elements of Business Skills (EBS)

tey_giin_yang@moe.edu.sg

Ms Cheung Hui Lan

Allied Educator           Elements of Business Skills (EBS)cheung_hui_lan@moe.edu.sg
Ms Nur Fatimah Mohamed Shafiee Teacher Lower and Upper Sec Geography, Social Studiesnur_fatimah_mohamed_shafiee@moe.edu.sg 

Key Programmes

Curriculum Approach for Humanities Subjects

• Adopting the IBL (Inquiry Based Learning) for Humanities subjects to deepen understanding.

• Focus on skills building for lower secondary History /Geography / Social Studies as a pathway in students’ preparation for Combined Humanities in the upper secondary.

• Focus on teaching of critical thinking skills (beyond exam skills) to help students develop a disciplinary understanding of various subjects including EBS and POA.

• Teaching beyond content knowledge, with focus on conceptual understanding of various disciplines.

• Employing various structured questioning techniques to assess students understanding.


Learning Journeys / Projects structured into the curriculum

Sec 1 and 2 Geographical and Historical Investigation 

The Secondary 1 and 2 Geography and History classes embark on syllabus which focus on investigation and field studies. The syllabuses employ the inquiry approach with field experience incorporated. These include skills of questioning techniques, interviewing an other communication skills and data gathering.

Social Studies Enrichment Field Trips / Learning Journeys

Students of various groups taking the Social Studies Syllabus will visit places such as the Parliament House, ISD Heritage Centre, SDC or the CPIB Heritage Centre to develop deeper understanding of the workings of the government and greater awareness of students’ own diverse role as citizens of Singapore.

Upper Secondary Compulsory Geographical Investigations 

Geography students in the upper secondary classes do field investigations in school and also outdoors. Similar to the lower sec GI and HI research processes, these provide them with various research skills in areas of weather, climate and tourism studies.

Optional Enrichment

POA Workshop 

Participation provides Principles of Accounts students an opportunity to prepare them for O level examinations.

Job / Industrial Attachment

Selected students from POA or / and EBS will acquire authentic work experience during the attachment stint.