CCE Framework

CCE Framework

 

Character and Citizenship Education

CCE Vision

A concerned citizen who has social conscience, moral integrity and a sense of national identity

CCE Mission

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

Approach

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.

Outcome

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

STRATEGIC INTENT Vision

A concerned citizen who has a social conscience, moral integrity and a sense of national identity

Mission

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:
Knowing Self
Sec 2:
Appreciating Family & Friends
Sec 3:
Serving Community & Country
Sec 4/5:
Preparing for Future Challenges
CD OUTCOMES SCHOOL & CME VALUES IntegritySC
ResponsibilityC
CareC
RespectC
CompassionS
HarmonyC
HumilityS
ResilienceSC
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

Sexuality Education

Education & Career Guidance Programme

School Counselling Programme

EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMME Co-Curricular Activities

National Education

Physical & Outdoor Education

Student Leadership

Values in Action

References

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