Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
CAMERA, LIGHTS, AND ACTION PROGRAMME (CLAP)
Greenridge Secondary School believes in the importance of providing real world and authentic developmental opportunities that are catered to the needs of all Greenridgeans.
The school’s Camera, Lights, and Action Programme (CLAP) takes on a multi-modal approach towards language learning. CLAP uses problem-based learning to encourage students to be concerned citizens, taking interest in the community they are a part of. It prompts them to investigate an environmental problem within the community and propose a plan of action in an attempt to resolve the problem. This is also in line with the ministry’s call for students to display civic literacy where they participate actively and initiate change in their community. As students work in groups, CLAP would allow for the development of socio-economic competencies where students learn to allocate and negotiate their roles, and manage any disagreement that may arise. They will learn the importance of listening to others and maximising each member’s strength in the completion of their task.
CLAP would also provide for an authentic context in the learning of EL, thereby fostering greater motivation in students to learn EL when they can see the meaning in it and how it is applicable in their everyday life. CLAP would also equip Greenridgeans with the skills and competencies to critically process the vast amount of information, and, at a higher level, to produce these media messages effectively. Among others, the students would be exposed to various research tools such as conducting surveys and interviews as well as searching and evaluating resources from both print and non-print media.
HISTORY OF CLAP
Greenridge Secondary School is one of the 29 schools that MOE partnered with in 2006, in order to bring about school-based curriculum innovations, under the Teach Less, Learn More (TLLM) initiative.
CLAP brought broadcast technology and video production into the English lessons. The students learnt English Language skills through scripting, storyboarding, and directing the production of new stories. The school obtained the LEAD ICT school fund which encourages experimentation and engagement in research projects to push the frontiers of using ICT in teaching and learning.