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  • Assessment
    Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Mathematics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Sciences Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Knowledge Skills Programme Talent Development Programme Research Studies Home Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Assessment Assessment Under the DHS BSP students are assessed holistically through formative and summative assessments The latter emphasizes knowledge acquisition and reproduction in a time trial environment and is more relevant to subjects like the literary component of H2 CLL and H2 EL Formative assessments on the other hand are more widely used in subjects like the JH Language Arts Bilingual Programme as well as the JH Appreciation of Chinese Culture Through formative assessment students are given customized guidance over a period of time to complete a task based assignment and are assessed for their performance during the process on top of the end product H2 CSC students are also required to submit a 4000 character Independent Research

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/assessment-5.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Humanities Programme
    Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Mathematics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Sciences Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/humanities-programme.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Curriculum
    Programme Scholarship Programme Talent Development Programme Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Mathematics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Sciences Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Knowledge Skills Programme Talent Development Programme Research Studies Home Academic Humanities Programme Curriculum Curriculum Adopting the Understanding by Design Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins approach the Academy seeks to enable students to have a deep understanding of each discipline within the Humanities and Arts Programme Overarching big ideas are emphasized Teaching is carried out with the conscious use of essential questions to guide the crafting of performance tasks and the planning of lessons Less emphasis is placed on covering the content and more on uncovering the core of each discipline to enable students to explore the depth of each subject Subjects offered Active Citizenry Education ACE Economics Geography History The UbD approach enables learners to Reach a deeper and longer term understanding Discover how key

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  • Pedagogy
    summarized into an argument map This is a good strategy to compel the students to constantly clarify and re clarify what they are trying to bring forward This will stretch the students to consider the issue at hand critically 3 Classroom experiential learning Historical Simulation through the use of board games Experiential Learning aims to promote active learning in the classroom by engaging the students through interactive platforms In Dunman High School students are given the opportunity to re live the past through the use of board games such as Axis Allies and Diplomacy These games can recreate specific circumstances of past events and allow students to participate in the shaping of history This will not only incite students to be interested in history but also to apply the historical concepts and knowledge that they have learnt in the decision making process of the historical simulations Geography The study of Geography centres on humans and the environment around us and in Dunman High School the inquiry based learning approach has been aptly adopted as it basically teaches students to have a greater understanding of the world they work communicate learn and live in Teachnology Inc 2011 The inquiry based learning approach facilitates autonomous learning with the intention that students take ownership of their own learning as they construct their own knowledge through asking and answering geographical questions Through experiential learning by conducting fieldwork and field studies and authentic performance tasks students thinking is enhanced and sharpened as students attempt to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to understand and solve real life problems Therefore the knowledge and skills gained which are transferable to various situations in the future will become the students assets With inquiry based learning as the main approach students learning of Geography in DHS is scaffolded through the use of several student centred pedagogies such as conducting Socratic seminars concept mapping and investigative studies Socratic seminars focus on the democratization of knowledge and students take responsibility for their own learning and knowledge advancement It often takes the form of a discussion where teachers and students are given the opportunities to ask meaningful questions that stimulate the thoughtful interchange of ideas Students may also play the role as observers of the seminar by recording important points and doing reflections This activates their meta cognition and allows them to draw connections with their own personal experiences of the world Socratic seminars are held for the Population Geography topic in Junior High and the Senior High topics of Atmospheric processes hazards and management as well as The Globalisation of Economic Activity The pedagogy lends itself well to human geography and synoptic units in the curriculum which explore the complex interrelationships between humans and their environment Concept mapping involves the use of concepts as anchor points to draw connections among all the concepts to provide a big picture of the topic The use of concepts and the tool of concept mapping have helped both teachers and learners understand complex relationships and

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  • Assessment
    All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Mathematics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Sciences Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Knowledge Skills Programme Talent Development Programme Research Studies Home Academic Humanities Programme Assessment Assessment History The History assessment consists of both conventional and the non pen and paper assignments Learners are encouraged to think critically and creatively Differentiated assessments are put in place for highly able students who have a strong passion for history Authentic assessments involving performance tasks portfolio debates and role play help students to become reflective learners and better prepare them for the A level exam at the end of 6 years Geography The Geography assessments are designed by incorporating the principles of Multiple Intelligences and Understanding By Design which allow the tasks to be planned more holistically Authentic assessments ranging from formal research papers performance tasks to fieldwork projects are designed to encourage critical thinking and reflective reasoning and at the same time allow students to explore different learning styles and abilities exercise and develop their strengths and talents Active Citizenry Education To be effective ACE adopts a practice oriented approach so that each pupil has the capacity to put into practice democratic values attitudes and behaviours in their daily life at home school and the community The atmosphere in the classroom is stimulating interactive and thought provoking Pupils are actively engaged with the political social and moral issues of the world around them to develop skills of participation and responsible action A wide variety of resources technology visuals and so on are available as a means to tap on the learning styles of the pupils Economics The instructional programme places high priority on thinking writing and communication skills Students learn to analyse interpret and evaluate case

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/assessment-4.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Aesthetics Programme
    Support Character Development Special Programmes Overseas Programme Scholarship Programme Talent Development Programme Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy

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  • Curriculum
    is structured to provide all students with the opportunities to become creative innovative and thinking citizens of Singapore leaders with passion for the arts and a heart for the community and lifelong advocates of the arts To further enrich the students the department also organizes regular overseas Aesthetics trips In June 2010 the AEP students went to Italy and France In June 2011 the MEP students will be going to Germany Since the inception of A level MEP and AEP in 2007 we have hitherto 11 Music Elective Scholars 4 MOE Overseas Teaching Scholarship for Music and Art to renowned universities and 1 NUS Global Merit Scholarship to study Architecture in NUS Two students who did not take up the scholarships have also chosen to pursue a music degree in the UK in 2010 Such achievements are testaments of the Aesthetic department s efforts at achieving excellence General Music Programme GMP General Art Programme GAP The General Music and Art Programmes are modular Programmes that aim to engage all Year Ones and Two students in arts and culture Students get to appreciate music and art better enjoy ethnic and digital music creation and express themselves in various art forms Music Elective Programme MEP The Dunman High School Music Elective Programme MEP was introduced by the MOE in 1982 It offers musically talented students a choice of either a 4 year GCE O Level or a 6 year GCE A Level programme Adopting a holistic approach towards music teaching and learning and led by our highly qualified team of music educators MEP students are strongly encouraged to be independent learners and musicians so as to better their musical skills understanding of and appreciation of music MEP students will explore western music ethnic music compose music and perform Art Elective Programme AEP

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  • Pedagogy
    Programme Talent Development Programme Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us All Programmes Academic Bicultural Studies Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Humanities Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Aesthetics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Mathematics Programme Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment Sciences Programme

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