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Applied Learning Programme (ALP)_ Curriculum Integration through Innovation (CI+I) 

The school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP), Curriculum Integration through Innovation (CI+I), enables authentic learning by introducing real world skills with integrated academic knowledge to the students. In the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, as challenges may swing a person to move from his/her values; CI+I provides learning opportunities for students to reconcile the want to innovate with the need to be rooted in moral principles. In the programme, students use thinking routines and the innovation protocol shown below to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life contexts.

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CI+I Learning Experiences 
Students learn the concepts of resource management under financial literacy. They understand the differences between needs and wants.

Innovation Protocol Stage 1 & 2 – Empathise and Articulate 
Students conduct group interviews to understand needs of their users. They articulate the Point of View to describe the needs of the users by providing insights based on their findings during the interviews.
Innovation Protocol Stage 3 – Ideate 
Students come up with as many ideas as possible before selecting the best solution. They use SCAMPER strategies to help them with the ideas. Innovation Protocol

Innovation Stage Stage 4 – Experiment/ Prototyping 
Students use recycled materials to build their prototypes specially designed to meet the needs of the users.
Innovation Protocol Stage 5 
 Assess Students share their prototypes, obtain feedback from their peers on the effectiveness of the prototypes.

At the end of the 6-year CI+I programme, our students creatively apply the innovation protocol towards Singapore’s sustainability movement through upcycling. They transform recycled materials into functional upcycled items.

They presented the innovation to their peers and provided feedback to one another as well as helped others improve their innovation. They also had an engagement session with the residents in the community to promote upcycling and involved them in making upcycled products which involved the entire Primary 6 level.


Students researched on the efforts taken by Singapore in sustaining the environment.


Students used the CI+I innovation protocol and SCAMPER strategy to create more upcycled products.


Students shared their knowledge with the residents in our neighbourhood. They also taught them to make the upcycled wallets.