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Thursday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Paper Presentation 5/2: 156 Digital Citizenship In The 21st Century – From Engagement To Advocacy. School of Science and Technology, Singapore students’ perspectives LIMITED

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Technological innovations have impacted the way we learn, live and work at such an alarming rate in this century. Imagine the possibilities that technology can offer in order to future proof our children. Our students today belong to a generation of digital natives who are constantly connected via the various media. According to Marc Prensky* (2001b), “… today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.”

They are “digital natives,” born into the digital age. These digital natives have fundamentally different expectations of access and interactions with technology. Recognising this, there is no doubt that school plays a critical role in shaping one's attitude and behaviour. The probing questions, among others, include: (1) how do we approach Digital Citizenship programme in schools, and (2) what are the contributing factors should we consider in the design of the Digital Citizenship programme. The implications of these questions are profound but one thing is clear - educators must equip our students with the necessary competencies to be more discerning with information and be able to make well-informed decisions within the peripheral of sound moral values.

In the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) Student Development Programme envisions all its students to be lifelong learners of character who are active local and global citizens and dynamic leaders in service of humanity. The Digital Citizenship Programme, subsumed under the Student Development Education, complements the academic programmes in the educational technology enabled environment.

This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of how they can navigate and act safely and responsibly in the cyberspace. They will learn how to exhibit appropriate online behaviour that reflects the honesty, respect and consideration. In other words, through the Digital Citizenship we hope to raise a generation of students who think critically, act responsibly, and interact positively in the digital world and beyond. In SST, Digital Citizenship is about engagement and empowerment of students of cyber advocates.

In this presentation, we will share with participants how the term “digital citizenship” is redefined in the SST context. The SST cyber wellness student ambassadors’ will be sharing their perspectives on matters related to Cyber Wellness. The students will also be presenting on their active involvements as student advocators and leaders on the various initiatives at school-wide level as well as their involvement at the National Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors Programme.

avatar for LOH KWAI YIN


HOD, Special Projects, School of Science and Technology, Singapore
In her 22 years in the education service, Kwai Yin has taught Mathematics, Computer Applications and Elements of Office Administration. In 2009, Kwai Yin joined the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) as one of the pioneer staff, overseeing the ICT department and the... Read More →


Senior Teacher (Mathematics), School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Mr Nur Johari, 41, is the Senior Teacher (Mathematics), School of Science and Technology, Singapore. He believes that the inculcation of values form an integral part of teaching and has spent a large portion of his time reaching out to his students who are less-privileged. His motivational... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am GMT+08
MR 328