Character and Citizenship Education
A concerned citizen who has social conscience, moral integrity and a sense of national identity
To develop students’ social and moral faculties through the provision of a nurturing environment, inculcation of sound values and engagement in the practice of values
The CCE Framework guides the planning and implementation of the CCE Programme in the school.
The explicit teaching of values and social and emotional competencies is carried out through the Foundation Programmes which comprise
- CME and Life Skills Programme
- Cyber Wellness Programme
- Education and Career Guidance Programme
- Sexuality Education
- School Counselling Programme
The application and reinforcement of the values and social and emotional competencies is facilitated through the Experiential Programmes:
- Co-curricular Activities
- National Education
- Physical and Outdoor Education
- Student Leadership
- Values in Action
The NE “Head, Heart and Hands” Framework is also incorporated in this process.
In engaging the “Head”, students are actively involved in learning about making decisions based on the common good of society and universal ethical principles through the Foundation Programmes. The Foundation Programmes contribute to the cognitive aspect of character and aim to develop qualities of mind which make up moral knowing – moral awareness, knowing moral values, perspective-taking, moral reasoning, decision-making and self-knowledge (Lickona, 1991).
In engaging the “Heart”, students consistently show that they delight in good actions and want to do good. They also show love and a sense of belonging to Singapore. Together with the cognitive aspect of character, this emotional side of character, which is made up of conscience, self-esteem, empathy, loving the good, self-control and humility (Lickona, 1991) forms the source of motivation for living out moral values.
In engaging the “Hands”, students have opportunities to apply the moral knowledge they have learnt and contribute to society. In BGSS, the opportunities are provided through the Experiential Programmes. The Experiential Programmes provide the platforms to develop competence, will and habit (Lickona, 1991) at being good persons.
At the end of the four/five years in BGSS, each student blossoms into a person with social conscience, moral integrity and a sense of national identity
A concerned citizen who has a social conscience, moral integrity and a sense of national identity
To develop students’ social and moral faculties through provision of a nurturing environment, inculcation of sound values and engagement in practice of values.
|DEV’T THEME||Sec 1:
Appreciating Family & Friends
Serving Community & Country
Preparing for Future Challenges
|CD OUTCOMES||SCHOOL & CME VALUES||IntegritySC
|S: School Value, C: CME Value|
|COMPETENCIES IN THE SOCIAL AND MORAL DOMAIN||
Is aware of his/her ability and potential and knows how to manage himself/herself to achieve his/her potential (Self-Awareness & Self-Management)
Is accountable for his/ her actions and has the moral courage to stand by his/her values (Responsible Decision Making)
Shows compassion by feeling and showing care and concern for others and contributes actively to improve the lives of others
Shows empathy for others through words and deeds and nurtures positive relationships (Social Awareness & Relationship Management)
Demonstrates resilience in the face of individual, community or national challenges
Respects the diversity in Singapore as a multi-cultural society and does his or her part to promote social cohesion (Cross-cultural Skills & Civic Literacy)
Shows love for and commitment to the country (Civic Literacy)
Is interested in and reflects on or responds to school, community, national and global issues (Global Awareness & Civic Literacy)
|FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES||CME & Life Skills Programme
Cyber Wellness Programme
Education & Career Guidance Programme
School Counselling Programme
|EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMME||Co-Curricular Activities
Physical & Outdoor Education
Values in Action
Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore (2006) Civics and moral education syllabus. Secondary. 2007. Singapore: Author
Guidance Branch, Ministry of Education, Singapore (2008) The SEL resource pack for Singapore schools. Singapore: Author
Lickona, Thomas (1991) Educating for character. How schools can teach respect and responsibility. New York, NY: Bantam Books
Ministry of Education, Singapore (2010) MOE to enhance learning of 21st century competencies and strengthen Art, Music and Physical Education. Singapore: Author. Retrieved from https://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2010/03/moe-to-enhance-learning-of-21s.php