How High’s the Water, Mama? A Reflection on Water Resource Education in Singapore, pp. 12 of 33

Feedback on Curriculum Development

From feedback gathered by CPDD during school visits last year, the issue-based approach has received positive feedback as students now find the content more relevant and interesting since they can connect better to real-world issues. Teachers also reflected that students have been better able to develop enduring understandings about issues.

By slowly building a culture of inquiry in classrooms, students learn more effectively about how water is produced and sustained by both environmental and human processes. More importantly, by giving students the opportunity to carry out GI at actual field sites, they are able to observe for themselves how water resources can be used in a sustainable manner in Singapore. This could have great potential in developing students’ social-emotional competencies in relation to water resources and the larger landscape of Singapore.

An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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