An Outstanding Humanities Education in Fairfield
“The Humanities Department in Fairfield strives to help our students gain a critical understanding and appreciation of both the human and physical worlds.
Being future-oriented, the department adopts current learner-centred pedagogies that equip our students with 21st Century competencies and teachers actively impart core values to all learners.
Through our passion for the Humanities, we strive to inspire our students to recognise their roles as ‘global’ citizens who contribute to society and the environment.”
The Humanities Department offers three subjects –Geography, History and Social Studies to help our pupils critically understand and appreciate both the human and physical worlds around them.
Joy of Learning and Culture of Thinking
Through the innovative use of Information Technology, “learning through play” hands-on activities and thinking strategies, the Humanities teachers engage the students in the subject to develop their depth in disciplinary knowledge and capabilities to analyse world issues with disciplinary conceptual lenses. This is where students’ learning takes on real-world meaning and relevance and find joy in learning.
A key feature of the Humanities education in Fairfield is the emphasis on outdoor and experiential learning, both locally and across regions. Students take up the role of young investigators and engage their senses to explore various topics in History and Geography. These experiences help students gain insights to a range of landscapes and cultures in different communities.
Investigative and Inquiry Learning
Students will experience investigative and inquiry learning in the humanities subject throughout their secondary school education. They will have the opportunity to conduct geographical investigation, historical investigation and issue investigation for Geography, History and Social Studies subjects.
Geographical Investigation (or GI for short) is a form of geographical inquiry where students are required to investigate a geographical issue and demonstrate their learning by completing an end product. Students follow a guided framework when doing the geographical investigation. They analyse the assigned GI question; gather data online from publications and from the field; analyse data to construct geographical interpretations; consolidate and reflect as a group and as an individual of their findings to form a conclusion.
Historical Investigation (or HI for short) is designed to provide further opportunities for students to apply and deepen their learning on specific historical concepts and skills. Students are tasked to inquire an authentic historical issue and demonstrate their learning by forming a group’s response to the HI question as well as completing an end-product.
Social Studies Issue Investigation (or II for short) is a performance task designed to provide a platform for students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values needed for active citizenship. As students conduct investigations on societal issues of meaning to them, they extend their inquiry skills by working as a group to identify a societal issue that is a cause of concern, gather data that reflects multiple perspectives, analyse the data gathered to surface trends and patterns that help address the issue, arrive at well-reasoned and substantiated conclusions, consider possible recommendations to the societal issue, and reflect on their understanding of the societal issue and examine personal assumptions and beliefs about the issue.
NUS Geography Challenge 2019
MOE History Challenge 2019
Singapore History Day 2019 Individual Paper (Junior Category)
2018 NUS Geography Challenge 2018
Ho Song Yee (Sec 4A) -- Gold
Ang Zi Le, Telfer -- Silver
Kong Song Wah, Hannah -- Bronze
Kang Ruo Xuan -- Bronze
2017 FPSP 2017 (Scenario Writing Competition)
Sarah Long (Sec 3B) -- 3rd
|Name & Appointment||Name & Appointment|
|Mrs Choe Wai Leng
|Mr Wee Guoyuan
SH Social Studies
|Mr Ezal Bin Sani |
Sec 4A Form Teacher
|Mr Liew Koon Ern William Isaac
Sec 4B Form Teacher
|Mrs Jasmin Oh-Ong Lei Wan |
|Mdm Yee Suet Fong Dawn
Sec 1B Form Teacher
|Ms Lim Mei Yee Joanna |
Sec 2A Form Teacher
| Mr Jon Poh Jing Ping
Sec 3C Form Teacher
|Mr Chew Kwai Hoong Gary |
Sec 3G1 Form Teacher
|Mr Loke Liang En Joel
Sec 3B Form Teacher
|Mr Tan Han Rong Joel|
Sec 3E Form Teacher
|Ms Wong Jiayi|
Sec 4C Form Teacher
|Mr Nicholas Tan Jia Jun|
Sec 1E Form Teacher
|Mr Chee Chong Kit Nicholas |
Sec 1A Form Teacher