Singapore University of Social Sciences

Nurturing Young People as Active Citizens – Reimagining Policies, Programmes and Practice

Nurturing Young People as Active Citizens – Reimagining Policies, Programmes and Practice (CET245)

Applications Open: 24 June 2020

Applications Close: 09 September 2020

Next Available Intake: 23 September 2020

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 3 days

Fees: $2000

Area of Interest: Social Services, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Nurturing Young People as Active Citizens – Reimagining Policies, Programmes and Practice (Synchronous E-learning)

Date: 23 - 25 September 2020
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 days (7 hours each)
Minimum number to run: 15 participants


Synopsis

This course examines how social, political, and economic factors influence conceptions of active citizenship in policies, programmes and practice using a broad range of theoretical concepts. With that understanding, the course proposes an exploration of young people's experiences with citizenship in their everyday lives in order to understand their enactment of active citizenship in their personal and private lives. Subsequently, this course engages in critical conversations on how policies, programmes and practices could possibly approach nurturing young people as active citizens with the historical, theoretical and philosophical lens discussed in this course. While drawing from global trends, the discussions will be contextualised to Singapore.

Who Should Attend

Educators, youth workers, programme & policy planners, and early career researchers in youth studies and/or citizenship studies/education

Topics

  • Theoretical conceptions of active citizenship – East & West
  • Globalisation’s influence on active citizenship and education for active citizenship
  • Historical contexts of conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education in Singapore
  • Understandingyoung people – a feminist perspective
  • A critical lens to explore young people citizenship
  • Exploring young people’s lived citizenship
  • Ethics of care and active citizenship
  • Dialogic pedagogy to facilitate active citizenship
  • Capturing young people’s citizenship imaginations using Photovoice
  • Contemporary issues and active citizenship
  • Awakening young people’s citizenship imaginations
  • Education for active citizenship – Towards caring and critical citizens?

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Examine key theoretical conceptions of active citizenship from Western and Asian perspectives
  • Aanalyse young people's diverse forms of active citizenship in their everyday lives using critical and feminist perspectives
  • Compare the factors that have influenced conceptions of young people’s active citizenship and education for active citizenship globally and in Singapore

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Critique the evolution of conceptions of active citizenship and education for active citizenship in Singapore
  • Evaluate ways of nurturing young people’s active citizenship in consideration of contemporary issues related to active citizenship
  • Create plans for an education for active citizenship

Schedule

TimeAgenda
Day 1
09:00 - 10:30Welcome & course introduction
10:30 - 12:00

Self-introduction & goal setting

12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 17:00
  • Theoretical conceptions of active citizenship – East & West
  • Globalisation's influence on active citizenship and education for active citizenship
  • Historical contexts of conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education in Singapore
Day 2
09:00 - 12:00
  • A critical lens to explore young people citizenship
  • Dialogic pedagogy to facilitate active citizenship
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 17:00
  • Understanding young people – a feminist perspective
  • Ethics of care and active citizenship
  • Exploring young people's lived citizenship
Day 3
09:00 - 12:00
  • Capturing young people's citizenship imaginations using Photovoice
  • Awakening young people's citizenship imaginations
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 17:00
  • Contemporary issues and active citizenship
  • Education for active citizenship – Towards caring and critical citizens?

Assessments

  • 2500-word written reflection

Requirements

  • Attendees should have basic understanding of citizenship education and about young people

Trainer's Profile

Dr Siva Gopal ThaiyalanDr Siva Gopal Thaiyalan
Siva is an educator with an interest in education (philosophy & policy), society and active citizenship. Previously, he was first a physical education teacher, then a Senior Curriculum Specialist for Character and Citizenship Education at the Ministry of Education in Singapore. Siva recently completed his doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His current projects include studying imaginations of society, particularly that of young people, and raising his young daughter to be a critical and caring citizen.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to cet@suss.edu.sg:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans (aged below 40) and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2
Full Course fee (A)$2000$2000$2000$2000
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($1400)($1400)($1400)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$2000$600$600$600
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$140$42$42$42
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$2140$642$642$642
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($400)($400)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$2140$642$242$242

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
Email: CET@suss.edu.sg
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