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.Indeed, the goal is that we learn to learn and take delight in doing so.
This year, we were delighted to have educators from other schools participating in the Open Classroom. They not only observed lessons but also, co-taught with RGS teachers. Similarly, they conducted concurrent sessions, participated in inter-school panel discussions on technology-enhanced learning at our biannual Symposium in 2018 and contributed articles in our in house magazine, Insights. We plan to have our Symposium again on 3 July 2020. Please come along. We will give details later.
Mary George Cheriyan
Deputy Principal, PeRL and Community Engagement