Applied Learning Programme (ALP) - PROJECT S.H.I.N.E
Approach & Pedagogy
Project S.H.I.N.E. employs the use of other subject content into its programme.
Our curriculum and innovation-focused school culture pairs students’ work in subjects such as Food & Consumer Education, Design & Technology, Science and English with ‘Design Thinking’, a creative problem-solving approach so as to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need for individual success and global competitiveness.
Through engagement with a series of progressively complex innovation
projects called ‘Design Challenges’, students will develop and achieve the
student outcomes mentioned above.
The Design Thinking Framework we use follows the following 4 phases:
I) Secondary OneTheme: Nutritious Health & Diet
II) Secondary Two
Theme: Love and Care through Technology
SHINE: Design challenge –
The focus will be on the authentic learning of academic subjects. It will give
students the opportunity to extend the principles and mindset of Design
Thinking which they have learnt in Sec 1, so as to gain deeper insight of their
target audience through interviews and challenge their creativity to radical
ideas and forming low-resolution prototypes for multiple iterative feedback.
III) Secondary Three (Selected students)
In 2017, the ALP LOTS scholars visited Berlin, Germany to participate in a Design Sensorial Masterclass conducted by renowned architect Prof Masayo Abe.
Supplementary Workshop: Haptics & Creative Gymnastics Course
Students will be assessed according to an assessment rubric. The assessment will comprise:
1) Critical Thinking under Understand Phase
2) Critical Thinking under Ideation Phase
3) Inventive Thinking under Prototype Phase
4) Collaboration throughout all stages