To nurture every Montfortian to be responsible, respectful and reflective citizens with care and concern for the world around them.
To create a stimulating learner-centred curriculum which develops critical thinking, imbue values and build character.
To develop every Humanities Teacher to be a competent and caring professional who has a learner mindset in striving for excellence.
Head of Department – Mrs Judeana Lim
Subject Head (Geography) – Mr Mansoor Bin Abdul Rahman
Subject Head / Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) – Ms Ong Wan Ting
Subject Head / Student Leadership – Mr Wilson Heng Wei Chin
Senior Teacher (History) – Mrs Punitha Ramesh
Senior Teacher (Social Studies) – Ms Jamie Low Guan Lin
Teacher - Ms Emmeline Yeo Zi Han
Teacher – Ms Kavitha
Teacher - Ms Leong Kar Wai Karen
Teacher - Ms Michelle Ho Min
To prepare our students for the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) realities of the globalized world in the 21st century, the Humanities Department seeks to develop in our Montfortians inquiring and critical thinking skills, understanding of key knowledge across Humanities disciplines and imbue beliefs and attitudes that will empower them to be discerning and caring contributors of society.
Being an all-boys school, this is done through offering a boy-centric pedagogy which is tailored to our students’ learning needs and offering rich, meaningful learning experiences both within and outside the classroom.
1. Spiral Curriculum from Lower Secondary to Upper Secondary
Key content and skills are progressively built from lower to upper secondary.
Lower secondary: Inference and Comparison Source-Based Skills (History) Describe Trends, O.S.A and Geographical Investigation (Geography)
Upper secondary: Reliability, Usefulness and Assertion Source-Based Skills (History and Social Studies)
Compare and Contrast, Annotating (Geography)
2. Explicit teaching of study skills to nurture self-directed and independent learners
Use of colour-coded Mind-maps
3. Use of Visible Thinking Routines
I used to think…now I think
What makes you say that?
Circle of Viewpoints
4. Structured Lesson Design
Explicit lesson outcomes
Exemplars to set high expectations
Student centred self-directed learning
Use of success criteria and rubrics
Checking for understanding
5. Collaborative Learning
Cooperative learning strategies
Peer-teaching and learning
Clearly-defined roles within groups
6. Meaningful Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom
Through our Humanities curriculum, we seek to excite our Montfortians by creating authentic learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom.