Yew TeePrimary School
Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
The school offers Programme for Active Learning (PAL) that focuses on learning beyond the classroom. This is in line with MOE’s approach in learning to prepare students for the 21st Century and to bring about Joy of Learning, Entrepreneurial Dare and Singapore Spirit.
PAL provides students the opportunity to experience the joy of learning through the acquisition of new skills and the discovery of new interests. They will also display traits of Entrepreneurial Dare when they try out innovative ways of doing things or solving problems posed to them. PAL is customised to encourage students to embrace the Singapore Spirit. This is achieved through character development embedded in the activities where students learn how to work as a team, accepting each other’s differences, care for self and their peers. This is the beginning of their journey into becoming Reflective Learners, Gracious Citizens.
The table below shows the exciting activities in sports, outdoor education, performing and visual arts that the Primary 1 and Primary 2 students are experiencing in the various PAL modules:
|Module 1||Module 2||Module 3|
|Primary 1||PAL Drama||PAL Sports & Games||PAL Dance|
|Primary 2||PAL Art||PAL Outdoor Education||PAL Music|
Characteristics of PAL Modules
All the modules engage students through their heads, hearts and hands. They are designed with the following five characteristics in mind:
1. Experiential in nature
They provide students with meaningful engagement through experiential learning in a safe environment. Reflection time is included to give students opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings, and build confidence in communication.
2. Encompasses learning in a creative way
They provide students the space to explore ideas to a new situation, to deepen their learning, make new connections to the previous skills and knowledge, and make new self-discovery.
3. Provides opportunities for children to create
They provide opportunity for creative expression which helps students learn at a deeper level, provides enjoyment and leads to problem-solving.
4. Incorporates values education and social-emotional learning
Through individual and group activities, students are able to learn about themselves and understand how to better relate to and work with others in a team, which is an important competency to acquire to thrive in a globalised world.
5. Fun and enjoyable
By focusing on the process of learning, the thinking and doing during the experience, and not just on the end product and skills acquisition, PAL allows students to expand into new areas that are both enjoyable and challenging so that they will be able to make connections and appreciate the finer things in life.