Message by Deputy Principal
RGS places a high premium on Professional
Development that nurtures the faculty’s sense of efficacy and organizational
engagement. In our students, we hope to instill their confidence to inquire, venture
With this in mind, the team at the Centre for Pedagogical Research and Learning facilitates inquiry into our curriculum and pedagogy and nurtures job-embedded professional learning. We critically question the effectiveness of our policies and practices, construct our own knowledge about our professional practice and essentially, hone the artistry of our craft.
Our beliefs are articulated in the following philosophy:
Uncovering Wisdom Through Pedagogy.
This statement attests to the depth of thinking and persistence required of educators who wish to ignite learning. An educator who uncovers wisdom through pedagogy is not content with the coverage of facts and details but explores ways to link the knowledge to the real world.
At our Open Classroom this year, we were delighted to have educators from other schools who not observed lessons but also, co-taught with RGS teachers. Similarly, other educators also conducted concurrent sessions and participated in inter-school panel discussions on technology-enhanced learning at our biannual Symposium entitled ‘The Reflective Practitioner: Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.'
Indeed, the goal is
that we learn to learn and take delight in doing so.
Mary George Cheriyan
Deputy Principal, PeRL and Community Engagement