Students appreciative of a changing world, past and present
To engage students in an innovative teaching and learning environment
Made up of subjects such as History, Geography, and Social Studies, the Humanities curriculum offers students a rich tapestry of knowledge about the world and human societies. Our department adopts a holistic approach that enables learners to connect the past, present, and future, fostering a deep understanding of the forces that shape our societies, countries, and the world.
In addition, by incorporating inquiry-based learning as a key pedagogy, we empower students to become active seekers of knowledge, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Another key aspect of the learning in Humanities is the Learning Journeys and Fieldwork which enable the students to explore and apply their learning in authentic and practical contexts.
Participation in Competition/Dialogues and Forums:
- Raffles Policy Dialogue 2023 on the Hustle culture
- RGS Southeast Asia Symposium
- Humanities-In-Action (HIA) Challenge 2023 by Serangoon Garden Secondary School
- MOE History Challenge
- NUS GeoChallenge
- iTourism by Republic Polytechnic
- Historical Scene Investigation Challenge 2023 (Silver award)
Other Programmes to excite students in the learning of Humanities:
The geography unit set up a booth to encourage students to be environmental stewards by spreading environmental messages to fellow Deyians and to consider the importance of sustainable living. They were given the opportunity to express their creativity in delivering such environmental messages through an artform painted on pebbles given to them.
The history unit set up a booth to let the students bask in a board game that is created in house by Deyi’s Secondary a while ago,. This game encourages students to learn more about Singapore’s history and development based on the familiar snakes and ladders game. Students get to learn more Singapore’s exciting journey from a Settlement to a City through by moving through the spaces and through the ‘Uniquely Home’ cards.
Raffles Policy Dialogue 2023
Theme: Hustle Culture
A group of student councillors participated in the Raffles Policy Dialogue on 8 March 2023. With the theme of ‘Hustle Culture’, the dialogue enabled our student councillors to have the opportunity to understand more about hustle culture – how it manifests not just at work but even through the education system, as well as its impacts on society.
Our student councillors had the chance to exchange ideas and collaborate with student representatives from other schools to come up with solutions to address the challenges presented by hustle culture. This was a step in the right direction for concerned citizens and budding future leaders of society.
Deyi Secondary School submitted 3 projects for the RGS Southeast Asia symposium organized in October 2023 by Raffles to promote students agency and interest in Southeast Asia. This symposium showcases students’ artefacts, research work, reflections on Southeast Asia topics.
The 3 entries from Deyi Secondary School covers the following topic:
Group 1: Volunteerism or Obligation? Exploring the motivations of Southeast Asian youths in giving back to the society.
Group 2: Conflict arising from Natural Disasters in Southeast Asia
Group 3: Has ASEAN protected refugees?