Innovative Project-Based Learning in Yangzheng Primary

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Innovative Project-Based Learning in Yangzheng Primary

In response to Singapore Ministry of Education Curriculum 2015 (C2015) to equip our students with the appropriate skills and mindsets to prepare them in a fast changing globalised world, the Project Work (PW) Curriculum in Yangzheng Primary School was redesigned to incorporate the teaching and learning of 21st Century skills in particular Collaborative Learning (CoL) and Self-directed Learning (SDL) which focus on developing thinking, communication, collaboration and management skills in students. The school adopts the Project-based Learning that incorporates experiential learning in real-life situation to provide stimulus to arouse students’, interest in learning such competencies. An ICT-facilitated Learning Journey (LJ) Package was designed as school interdisciplinary project work in various core subject areas in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The LJ was contextualized in accordance to the Situated Learning Theory supported with mobile technology to make learning robust and fun for students. The school-based project work leverage on the field research to engage students in technology infused learning with SDL and CoL through the use of assessment tools to evaluate students on their application of knowledge, collaboration, communication and presentation as school informal assessment.This paper focuses on an exploratory study of Primary Three students (9-years old) in using mobile learning during their outdoor LJ. It investigates on using appropriate assessment tools to evaluate students in the acquisition of 21st Century skills through mobile learning.

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