Hot Pursuit Challenge

Hot Pursuit Challenge

Date
Friday, 06 November 2009

"HOT PURSUIT CHALLENGE" - LIVE EVENT OF FINANCIAL LITERACY ON FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2009, 9.00AM AT SUNTEC TOWER 3, LEVEL 3, ENG WAH THEATRE

This inaugural event, a trail that puts learning into action will have 150 Secondary Three students from 18 schools, taking the subject of Business Skills, pitting their wits against one another at the fun-filled Hot Pursuit Challenge on 6 November 2009.

Jointly organised by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, Bendemeer Secondary School and the Association of Commerce Educators (ACES), the live event will be held at Suntec Tower 3, Level 3, Eng Wah Theatre, 9.00am. Programme for the day is at Annexe A below.

Ministry of Education, Singapore has introduced a new GCE subject "Elements of Business Skills" (EBS) for implementation last year to Secondary Three students. The syllabus provides the foundational knowledge and skills in the services sector, with specific focus on frontline operations of the retail, travel and tourism, and hospitality industries. It will also incorporate learning opportunities for students to embark on a range of activities to reinforce the conceptual understanding of knowledge and the application of skills. Marketing and customer service, set in the context of these three service industries, will be taught through experiential learning.

This stimulating challenge aims to get students to appreciate the purpose of their learning and draw connections between what they learn in school and what they experience in the real world, this event also hopes to foster closer relations among schools such that teachers from different schools may even explore the possibility of future collaborations. The conduct of exciting activities for this challenge also serves as a powerful pedagogical tool as students will be racing to gather nuggets of information related to the EBS syllabus. 
 
At NIE, we are committed to empowering teachers with engaging pedagogies to meet curriculum content requirements using innovative activities and authentic learning experiences to enhance teaching and learning. The pedagogy embedded in the course for teachers and resources will enable the teachers in implementing the syllabus in schools and embracing creativity in teaching and learning EBS.

Annexe A

Programme

8.30am
Registration

9.00am
Welcome Address by Dr Koh Noi Keng, National Institute of Education

9.10am
Speech by Mr Lucas Lim, Singapore Tourism Board

9.30am
Briefing of Hot Pursuit Challenge led by 25 NIE Student Teachers - Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Programme
 
9.40am
Tea Break
 
10.15am
Flag Off

10.30am
Race Begins

11.45am
End of Race

12.00pm
Prize Giving Presentation