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Service-Learning: Introduction

NP's signature pedagogy

Service-Learning in NP

Service-Learning (S-L) is an experiential educational approach where students participate in and reflect on an organised service activity in which they apply their skills and knowledge to address identified community needs. This enhances their academic learning, critical thinking, and personal growth while encouraging civic engagement and active citizenry.


In NP, S-L is course-based and credit-bearing. S-L was launched in NP in March 2016. By end of the Academic Year 2018, every student is expected to take at least one S-L module in his/her three years of study at NP. Through Service-Learning, we aim to nurture each student to become passionate learners, big-hearted persons and global-smart citizens, NP’s graduate outcomes. 

Office of Service-Learning

Service-Learning in NP in the news

Designing projects to solve community issues becomes part of Ngee Ann Poly's curriculum

  • Wong Shiying. (2016, Mar 1). Designing projects to solve community issues becomes part of Ngee Ann Poly's curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ education/designing-projects-to-solve-community-issues-becomes-part-of-ngee-ann-polys‚Äč

Ngee Ann Poly infuses service-learning as signature pedagogy - launch release

  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic. (n.d.). Ngee Ann Poly infuses service-learning as signature pedagogy. Retrieved from http://www.np.edu.sg/home/media/release/year2016/jan_jun/Documents/ MediaRelease_ServiceLearning_01032016.pdf

Poly launches wheelchair challenge to raise empathy for the disabled

  • Ting, Joey Chua. (2017, Jun 18). Poly launches wheelchair challenge to raise empathy for the disabled. Retrieved from http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/poly-launches-wheelchair-challenge-raise-empathy-disabled

Ready to serve

  • Ang, Shannon. (2017, Sep 5). Ready to serve. Retrieved from http://nptribune.com/?p=4181

Should schools enforce community work?

  • Wong Shiying. (2016, Mar 28). Should schools enforce community work?. Retrieved from http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/should-schools-enforce-community-work

Why Ngee Ann Polytechnic wants kind-hearted students

  • Gov Insider. (2016, Oct 21). Why Ngee Ann Polytechnic wants kind-hearted students. Retrieved from https://govinsider.asia/digital-gov/why-ngee-ann-polytechnic-wants-kind-hearted-students/#

Videos

OSL. (11 Apr 2017). NP Service-Learning Model. [Video file]. Retrieved from
          https://ivid.np.edu.sg/video/play/52335 

 

Wong, E. (26 Apr 2017). Making service-learning work for me. [Video file]. Retrieved from
          https://ivid.np.edu.sg/video/play/53029 [Requires NP log in]

 

 Ong, S.H. (26 Apr 2017). Making service-learning work for me. [Video file]. Retrieved from 
          https://ivid.np.edu.sg/video/play/53025 [Requires NP log in]

 

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For resource-related enquiries                                           For S-L-related enquiries

LIEN YING CHOW LIBRARY                                                OFFICE OF SERVICE-LEARNING

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