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- PublicationOpen Access"The journey is important, but it is the destination that motivates me to study": The relationship of future goals to values and achievement goals(2008-03)
;McInerney, D. M. (Dennis M.) 134 11182
- PublicationRestrictedParticipation in school-based co-curricular activities and student development: A motivation and engagement perspectiveCharacter, citizenship, and values are areas of education that have received increasing attention in the international community. This is also the case for Singapore (Lee, 2012) with an education system guided by the student-centric, values-driven philosophy (Ministry of Education [MOE], 2011, 2012). In his speech at the 2011 MOE Work Plan Seminar, Singapore’s Minister for Education at that time, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, highlighted, “We need to develop our children holistically, in all aspects – moral, cognitive, physical, social and aesthetic or what is termed in Chinese as 德智体群美 (de zhi ti qun mei)” (MOE, 2011, para. 16) and that, “… between academic achievement and values, it must not be “either/or”. We should strive to achieve both” (MOE, 2011, para. 53).
An important out-of-classroom experience recognised to play an important role in holistic development, character building, and 21st century skills and competencies is co-curricular activities (CCAs; Chong-Mok, 2010; MOE, 2010, 2011; Schwarz & Stolow, 2006). In Singapore, CCAs are an integral part of school curriculum and proposed to offer an authentic platform for (a) development of moral values, (b) acquisition and practice of soft skills, (c) social integration of children from differing backgrounds and ethnicities, (d) provision of safe learning environment, (e) opportunities for character and leadership development, and (f) lifelong pursuit of interests and greater outward expression (Chong-Mok, 2010; MOE, 2011). While participation in CCAs during primary education is not compulsory, CCAs are emphasized in secondary schools and categorized into Core (or Main) and Merit (or Secondary/Optional) CCAs. Core CCAs are mandatory for all students, whereas Merit CCAs are offered as an option for students with an interest in a particular CCA area. In both primary and secondary levels, the range of CCAs offered is categorized into four major groups: Physical Sports, Uniformed Groups, Visual and Performing Arts, and Clubs and Societies. With the increased investment in CCAs in Singapore schools (MOE, 2011, 2012), there is a priority to examine the potential impacts of CCAs on the holistic development of Singaporean students. This study was a timely response to this call.
- PublicationOpen AccessNurturing positivity: A positive psychology intervention to enhance well-being, engagement, and achievement among at-risk students.
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- PublicationRestrictedDesigning an instrument to assess the outcomes of an outdoor education programme under the MOE outdoor education masterplan on secondary student participantsMOE and MCCY have been working on a National Outdoor Adventure Education (NOAE) Master Plan since 2014. The NOAE Master Plan intends for the entire cohort of secondary 3 students to experience a capstone 5-day expedition-based programme at Outward Bound Singapore (Ubin / Coney campuses). This programme aims to strengthen our youths’ self resilience and social cohesion, where students from different schools will be mixed together. Shared common experiences will be created through team-based challenges and expeditions around our island. There is currently a lack of valid and reliable instruments that allows educators to assess learners’ values and dispositions such as confidence, resilience, independence and inter-dependence during the expedition-based camping experiences. Thus, there is a need to develop and validate instruments to collect information on the different aspects of the secondary three students during such adventure-based camp experiences, as well as to inform future refinement for outdoor education for all students.
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- PublicationRestrictedSpecific focus projects: Progress report(2007-05)
;McInerney, D. M. (Dennis M.)"Supplementing the CORE Research Program are a large number of Specific Focus Projects which are aimed at addressing questions about particular facets of classroom, school, and system practice, and at adding substance and detail to the findings developed from the Core Program. Generally of shorter duration and with more specific curricular foci, the set of Specific Focus Projects display a mixture of methodologies, analyses and time-spans." -- p. 2. 138 30
- PublicationOpen AccessThe importance of arts-related information and communication technology use in problem solving and achievement(2014-04)
; ;Martin, Andrew J. ;Anderson, Michael ;Gibson, RobynSudmalis, David 161 164
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