For every student who enters our gates, and additionally for the Humanities student, the YJC GP-Humanities Experience offers learning opportunities beyond the classroom. These opportunities are exciting and immersive, and allow our students to situate their learning in the real world and better appreciate the role they can play in time to come.
Global Perspectives Symposium – An Orientation of the Mind
Started in 2011 and helmed by the English Language department, the Global Perspectives Symposium (GPS) is the college’s signature platform aligned to the Ministry of Education’s vision for students to be future ready. It introduces JC1 students to the depth and rigour of study at the ‘Advanced’ level by providing them the opportunity to engage in dialogue with industry, civic and educational experts.
- Keynote Address by a highly respected professional who will present his thoughts on the year’s theme.
- Panel Discussion that features speakers from different walks of life, providing a platform for students to hear and engage in dialogue with a spectrum of opinions.
- Critical Inquiry Seminars which engage students by getting them to explore and probe the multi-faceted viewpoints that are offered to clarify a situation.
- Learning Journeys to leading organisations that allow students to engage and interact with experts in different fields and gain a good understanding of how these organisations work.
Humanities @ YJC
Humanities @ YJC is a two year programme that immerses students offering Humanities subjects in experiential learning opportunities that deepen their critical thinking and passion for their subjects. There are multiple platforms to be engaged students in real-world experiences which heighten their understanding and appreciation for the Humanities, its role in the world today and value-add to the academic experience at the junior college level.
- Talks/seminars and external competitions such as guest lectures by academia from local universities and competitions that offer challenging platforms for applying learning.
- Collaboration with museums for leadership opportunities, such as the college-organized Art Trail, and other training and leadership experiences for Arts Council ambassadors.
- Learning journeys and overseas immersion opportunities, for example Geography fieldtrip to Kuantan and local sites in Singapore to enhance the study of geographical investigation, and cultural immersion and experiential learning journey to Vietnam.