Character and Citizenship Education
A valuable citizen of good character who exudes qualities of personal effectiveness and functional leadership.
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) in Juying Primary aims to inculcate values and competencies in our pupils to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens. Aligned to the learning outcomes of CCE, our programmes and pupil experiences lead our pupils to the desired vision.
The school adopts the CCE ‘TAP’ Approach to realise the CCE Outcomes.
- Teaching explicitly through planned lessons and teachable moments;
- Action by staff and pupils; and
- Pondering and personalising the learning through reflections and action
This approach allows pupils to learn CCE through a coherent, structured programme and internalise the learning through action.
“Good character consists of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good habits of the mind, habits of the heart, and habits of action.” – Thomas Lickona (2009)
Recognising that values can be taught and caught, the school has a wide array of programmes and experiences that enable pupils to know, feel and act on desirable values, and with desirable competencies.
Apart from the CCE MTL lessons, our pupils also learn values and skills explicitly through the Form Teacher Guidance Period. This platform is leveraged on to deepen pupils’ understanding of the school’s core values and Habits of Minds. Each lesson, customised to the pupils’ age and experiences, aims to teach pupils how they can demonstrate the school values and habits through their daily actions. Adopting varied approaches such as story-telling and perspective-taking, these lessons also provide opportunities for them to reflect on how they could display performance and moral values intentionally.