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Interdisciplinary Project Work (IPW)

IPW – The Thinking Chef Programme is a learning experience which aims to provide students with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning, critically and creatively apply it to real-life situations.

Through IPW students will be able to:

(a)    apply creative and critical thinking skills

(b)    improve communication skills (both oral & written)

(c)    foster collaborative learning skills

(d)    develop self-directed & independent learning and life-long learning skills

(e)    experience lessons that are experiential and innovative in terms of cooking and/or baking

The learning outcomes for IPW are aligned with the Desired Outcomes of Education.

Confident Person

v Communicates ideas clearly effectively
v Analyse, apply and present information creatively

Self-Directed Learner

v Questions for clarification and identification of problems/solutions
v Searches and gathers information via various and appropriate medium
v Effectively use information
v Monitor own learning through reflections

Concerned Citizen

v Empathises with and respects others
v Participates actively
v Share responsibilities and tap on one another’s strengths

Active Contributor

v Exercise initiative and takes risks
v Innovation and creativity
v Aims for high standards

IPW cuts across the various subjects and students will learn to incorporate the use of Creative Thinking Tools*, ICT, Thinking Skills Routines & E3 Reasoning as they work on their IPW.

Subjects
Creative Thinking Tools*
ICT
E3 Reasoning Skills
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- Mother Tongue
- Social Studies
- Health Education
- Brainstorming Web
- Graphic Organisers
- Research on the internet on nutritional values printed on the products
- Creation of powerpoint slides
- Observation
- Recalling
- Elimination
- Visualization
- Communication
- Perspective -taking
- Examination
- Evaluation
- Decision-making
- Idea-generation
- Problem-solving

Cooking Lessons @ NEWTON LAB

Level/Term
What’s Cooking?
P5/Term 1
Fried Rice
P3/Term 2
Pancake
P4/Term 2
Cupcake
P2/Term 3
Muffin
P1/Term 3
Cookies
P6/Term 4
3-course Meal

Research for IPW

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Measuring Ingredients

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Making pancakes

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