Overseas Trip to Nagoya, Japan (2 - 6 Jun 2012)
The primary objectives of the trip to Nagoya, Japan are:
- to expose students to a reputable global company that holds innovation as its primary focus in the development of their products;
- to expose students to a different work culture which celebrates invention and innovation; and
- to enable students to compare and contrast Singapore’s multicultural society with that of Japan’s.
Through this learning journey, the PW Department hopes that all student participants will:
- appreciate the need for innovation and enterprise in the global economy and its importance to the future of Singapore;
- learn the importance of innovation and enterprise in the global context and apply skills learnt in their PW cycle and beyond;
- explore and achieve a greater appreciation of the systems and processes in place in the working world and to develop ideas for such development in the Singapore system; and
- interact with a foreign culture and to share about Singapore and the education landscape that we have here.
Apart from visiting places of interest that would ensure a proper cultural immersion such as Meiji Village, Sakae City, Nagoya Port and Nagoya Public Aquarium, the group also visited Toyota Motor Plant, Toyota Kaikan Museum, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya City Science Museum to immerse themselves in a culture where innovation is a part of life.
Student participants also familiarised themselves with the Japanese education system through visits to and interaction with their Japanese counterparts from Nagoya University, Chukyo University and Chukyo Senior High School. At these places of learning, all of us were impressed with the well-organised and enthralling programmes that were specially planned to welcome us.
Photo 1: A Collage of Our Experience in Nagoya, Japan
PW Week on the Importance of Innovation (30 Jul – 3 Aug 2012)The primary objective of PW Week is to provide a platform for students to exercise creative and innovative ways to communicate ideas in relation to the broad topic of the importance of creativity and innovation in today’s modern world.
Through this enrichment programme, it is hoped that all participating students will:
- appreciate the need for creativity and innovation in the global economy and its importance to the future of Singapore;
- apply skills learnt in their PW cycle and beyond the confines of the curriculum; and
- explore and achieve a greater appreciation of the systems and processes that govern creativity and innovation.
Communicating the Notions of Creativity and Innovation to the Principal