Applied Learning Programme (ALP) – Clean Energy and Environmental Technology
Bukit View Secondary School has an Applied Learning programme (ALP) in Clean Energy and Environmental Technology. It is a multi-disciplinary study of the Environment.
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BVSS Applied Learning Programme
BVSS Applied Learning Programme (ALP) focuses on Clean Energy and Environmental Technology. BVSS ALP is a multi-disciplinary study of the environment. The programme aims to make learning more meaningful and real-world based and encourages students to apply critical and inventive thinking skills, connecting knowledge across subject disciplines, stretching their imagination and applying knowledge to real-world problems.
Our Approaches in Summary
The programmes are infused in the curriculum through school wide programmes such as:
- Secondary 1 and 2 ALP programme
- Secondary 3 ALP+ programme
- Consciously designing Applied Learning into the curriculum at the 5E stages: Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration and Evaluation.
Why the Concern for Environmental Education?
- Singapore is affected by environmental changes e.g. haze, lack of water, flooding.
- We aspire to be a role model/ play influencing role in global and regional efforts through advocating importance of environment.
- This future generation of students will face the issues related to sustainable development hence the urgency to transfer knowledge of environmental management.
Benefits – Future Studies & Career Prospects
- The Environment Sector will be important to the Singapore economy. Solar and renewable energies will become one of the pillars of Singapore economy.
- Based on the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC), Committee on the Future Economy Reports and Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015.
- These are some of the careers that students should consider:
- Environment and Clean Energy,
- Energy Management,
- Energy Marketing,
- Food Science and Technology,
- Landscape Design and Horticulture,
- Pharmaceutical Industries.
- Product Design and Innovation,
- Sustainable Urban Design,
- Veterinary Science,
- Water Technology,
- Students interested to pursue environmental science as a natural progression into the institute of higher learning (local and overseas) may choose from a wide variety of courses such as:
- Architecture, Landscape,
- Architecture and Sustainable Design,
- Chemical and Green Technology,
- Chemistry with Specialization in Environment and Energy,
- Clean Energy Management,
- Energy Systems and Management,
- Energy and Environment Management,
- Engineering Product Development,
- Engineering Systems and Design
- Environmental Earth Systems Science,
- Environmental Engineering,
- Environmental Management,
- Environmental Science,
- Environmental and Water Technology,
- Green Building Energy Management,
- Life Sciences with specialisation in Environmental Biology,
- Product Design,
- Pharmaceutical Science,
Programme Design for Multi-Disciplinary Integrated Curriculum
- Our Curriculum Framework articulates a differentiated and developmental curriculum which includes making learning more meaningful and real-world based (applied learning). One of our key approaches towards applied learning is through our distinctive programme: Environmental Science.
- Key topics and learning outcomes of both subjects are re-organised as ONE big idea and guiding questions with specific outcomes in terms of knowledge and skills, 21st Century competencies and performance tasks.
- The curriculum instruction centres around a concept, ‘the big question’. The ‘big question’ is unpacked into ‘guiding questions’. These’ guiding questions’ are further broken into main ideas and learning outcomes that are subject-specific yet allow for authentic integration and applied learning.
- Learning opportunities/ performance tasks set either as classroom activities or assignments, are created for students to explore the natural links between the subject areas and to address the ‘big question’ via the set of ‘guiding questions’ using our 5E approach (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate)