Character & Citizenship Education
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) has always been at the heart of education in Singapore. Various key programmes such as Civics and Moral Education (CME, 1992), National Education (NE, 1997), the Community Involvement Programme (CIP, 1997), and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL, 2005) have been put in place to inculcate values and build competencies in our pupils to develop them into good individuals and useful citizens. In addition, programmes such as Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Sexuality Education (SEd), and Cyber Wellness meet pupils’ specific developmental needs.
CCE is central to the 21st Century Competencies Framework. It emphasises the interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development of our pupils. CCE shifts our focus from programmes and individual endeavours to a common purpose.
The learning outcomes of CCE state what we want our pupils to learn and attain in CCE, and guide the development of the curriculum for CCE.
|Learning Outcome 1:||Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness.|
|Learning Outcome 2:||Apply moral reasoning, display responsibility in decision making, and demonstrate integrity to stand by moral principles and shared values.|
|Learning Outcome 3:||Develop social awareness and demonstrate interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships.|
|Learning Outcome 4:||Demonstrate resilience in the face of individual, community and national challenges, and develop the ability to turn challenges into opportunities.|
|Learning Outcome 5:||Appreciate our national identity, develop a sense of belonging to Singapore, and demonstrate commitment to the well-being, security and defence of the nation.|
|Learning Outcome 6:||Demonstrate socio-cultural sensitivity and promote social cohesion and harmony in Singapore as a multi-cultural society.|
|Learning Outcome 7:||Demonstrate care for and contribute actively towards improving the lives of others to build a bright future for ourselves and to progress together as one nation.|
|Learning Outcome 8:||Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues, as an informed and responsible citizen.|
Delivery of CCE Curriculum in GESS
|Lessons||2 weekly periods of CCE lessons (Character Development, National Education, Community, Involvement Programme, Sexuality Education, Career Guidance and Student Leadership)|
NE Commemorative Events
VIA / Service Learning
Leadership trainings and courses
|School-based Components||Heart-to-Heart (H2H) Sessions
CCE Theme / Level Focus
|1||Exploring self in a transitional phase||Gessians of EXCELLENCE|
|2||Knowing and relating with others||Gessians of STANDING|
|3||Gaining responsibilities and ownership||Gessians of SIGNIFICANCE|
|4/5||Making critical choices||Gessians of EXCELLENCE, STANDING and SIGNIFICANCE|