Titles and abstracts


Stepping Out - Biodiversity Education as a Conduit to Cooperative Teaching and Partnerships
Ms Tan Beng Chiak (Raffles Girls Secondary School)

Learning about biodiversity and its concomitant issues while built on a foundation of biology, must engage the diversity of subjects that inherently shadow the topic. English, geography, history, mathematics and other sciences are important elements that contribute towards a proper understanding of biodiversity. This complexity can be harnessed as a strength to introduce diverse and enjoyable methods in cooperative teaching that dispense with compartmentalization. The current popularity of the topic is an aid to such practices. It is important to engage partnerships with agencies that provide an expertise and realism to constructive projects from which the students draw lessons for a more comprehensive understanding of biodiversity and life.

Web links:
Mandai Reforest Project http://www.reforest.org
Chek Jawa http://www.reforest.org/chekjawa
Voyage to the Future http://www.nhk.or.jp/voyage/ http://kidscentral.mediacorptv.com/tv/localprog/voyage/index1.htm
Students' Project - Clean & Green Singapore http://www.rgs.edu.sg/student/cyberfair2002/