APPLIED LEARNING PROGRAMME (ALP) IN INFO-COMM TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
- Engaging learners and transforming learning through inventive technologies and collaborative partnership
- Equip pupils with ICT skills to foster collaborative and self-directed learning, and develop confident communicators
- Integrate ICT seamlessly and pervasively into the school’s curriculum to achieve quality outcomes
- Develop pupils into inventive, responsible and ethical ICT users to negotiate the changing world
Our ALP offers a signature school-wide ICT school-based curriculum for all students at the Exposure level and additional learning experiences for students with interest and aptitude at the Engagement and Excellence levels respectively. Cyber Wellness (CW) is an important component of the ALP in the nurturing of our students to be responsible, safe and ethical users of technology.
At the Exposure level, our school offers a progressive 6-year programme in which all our students gain exposure to baseline ICT skills, coding and multimedia production integrated with the creative arts.
Integrated project work, in which pupils learn to solve problems through coding, is introduced to pupils from P3 to P5.
At the Engagement level, students with interest are able to join the Infocomm Club to develop higher-order technical and thinking skills through more challenging problem-solving.
At the Excellence level, students with aptitude are groomed to further their potential through collaborative opportunities with other students and/or industry partners.
|Level||Exposure||Engagement & Excellence||21CC|
|Baseline ICT Skills||Coding||Multimedia/ Creative Arts||Comm-unication, collaboration & information skills
Critical and inventive thinking
|Pri 1||Touch Typing||Play Osmo||Digital Cubism|
|Pri 2||Microsoft Word||OzoBot||Digital Impressionism|
|Pri 3||Microsoft Power Point||Scratch Jr||Sand Art/Video||Video production|
|Pri 4||Scratch: Animated Stories with Design||Video production|
|Pri 5||Scratch: Microcontrollers||Paper Cut Animation||Moway Robotics|
|Pri 6||Microsoft Excel||Scratch: Moway Robotics||Digital Music Composiiton||Lego Robotics|
Our school adopts a three-tier Cyber Wellness & New Media Literacy Programme.
At the first tier (exposure), the school exposes pupils to Cyber Wellness topics such as netiquette, cyber bullying and gaming addiction through targeted assembly talks (2 levels per term) in Terms 1 and 2. Instead of teachers, our CW level ambassadors conduct the talks and set up post-assembly game booths such as CW dart game during recess as follow-up activities.
At the second tier (deepening), our ambassadors deepen their knowledge by participating in a training programme conducted by Touch Community services during the March and June holidays to understand Cyber Wellness issues more critically.
At the third tier (engagement), our school held our annual CW programme for all pupils. The school-wide approach allows all pupils to engage with the CW issues at a deeper level, facilitated by our ambassadors.
Yu Neng’s CW programme was showcased at the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme Conference 2015 where our students were lauded for their leadership as advocators and influencers of cyber responsibility and safety.
In 2014, the CW programme in our school underwent a revamp. In addition to the two officially appointed ambassadors, the school recruited the ICT monitors from Primary 3 to 5 as school ambassadors too. Yu Neng adopts a three-tier approach for its CW programme. As a positive change this year, our selected CW ambassadors have taken up roles as active contributors and participants in the CW programmes. They have designed activities and games that are used to engage other students after assembly talks. In 2016, our CW ambassadors also designed pamphlets with messages to reach parents.