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Inquiry & Advocacy

The Humanities disciplines in RGS nurture students to be advocates and reflective thinkers who will be good stewards of humanity and the environment through emphasising real-world application and encouraging a heart for service to the community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Nurture inquirers who contribute knowledge and act for the betterment of their community
  • Examine knowledge and thinking so that our students understand themselves, the world and how they ought to live
  • Through challenging their cognitive and creative abilities, our students integrate and apply their understanding in their areas of interest for the betterment of self and others

Programmes

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Theme: Understanding Self and Others


Unit 1: Thinking and Questioning Frameworks


Unit 2: Logic and Argumentation


Unit 3: Ethical Reasoning





Theme: Understanding Self and Others


Unit 1: Ethical Reasoning II – Moral Principles and Virtue Ethics


Unit 2: Logic and Argumentation – Introduction to Argument Forms and Argument Evaluation








Theme: Understanding Singapore


Unit 1: Logic and Argumentation – Evaluating Arguments


Unit 2: Governance and Diversity


Unit 3: Governance and Justice


Unit 4: Governance and Liberty


Unit 5: Governance and Ethics

Theme: Understanding the World


Unit 1: Economy and Globalisation


Unit 2: Society and Globalisation


Unit 3: Advocacy


Unit 4: Politics and Globalisation





  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week







  • Model United Nations
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Middle Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week







  • Humanities Advocacy Learning Journey
  • Raffles Academy 2.0 – Technology and Society
  • Model United Nations
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Middle Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week
  • Model United Nations
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Senior Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week

Gallery

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(Year 1 Geography Learning Journey) Students visiting a local farm to learn about efforts contributing to food sustainability in Singapore.
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(Year 3 Geography field trip) Students investigating slope profile in school during Geography lesson.
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(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) ACRES workshop facilitator sharing about wildlife advocacy with our students.
(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) Students having group discussions on wildlife advocacy during a Learning Journey to ACRES.



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(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) A sharing by an owner of a traditional Chinese musical instruments shop in Geylang with our students.
(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) Nature Society (Singapore) guide sharing with a group of students about environmental advocacy and the biodiversity in Singapore at the Lower Peirce Reservoir Park.

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(Inter-School Philosophy Dialogue) A group of students from different schools engaged in a dialogue on issues related to philosophy, history, ethics and governance.
(Humanities trip) Students learning about the history of the cu chi tunnels in Vietnam, before attempting to crawl through the tunnel.