Applied Learning Programme (ALP) - PROJECT S.H.I.N.E
IntroductionAn integrated Student-centred and Holistic programme that develops Innovation and Nurtures Empathy
In our effort to provide a vibrant learner-centred environment that is conducive to student development and achievement, we have introduced Applied Learning Programme - SHINE in 2014 where BDSians’ learning will be maximized to help them be motivated learners who are able to work in teams or independently, to experiment with ideas, explore their talents and contribute to the community. Through this programme, we seek to involve students to work towards a solution to a problem that addresses a genuine need.
Approach & Pedagogy
Project S.H.I.N.E. infuses the curricula of other subjects into its programme.
Our integrated curriculum and innovation-focused school culture pairs
students’ work in subjects (such as Food & Consumer Education, Design &
Technology, English, Mathematics and Science) 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
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: Food Science & Nutritious Health
II) Secondary Two
Theme: Love and Care through Technology
Project 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)
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