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.
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
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.
researched on the efforts taken by Singapore in sustaining the environment.
used the CI+I innovation protocol and SCAMPER strategy to create more upcycled
shared their knowledge with the residents in our neighbourhood. They also
taught them to make the upcycled wallets.