Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL)

Teaching Science While Developing 21st Century Competencies

Wednesday, 18 March – Thursday, 19 March, 2015

Cases encourage students to begin exploring science collaboratively. The use of realistic problems in the classroom helps promote the development of 21st century competencies such as applying concepts to daily life, asking questions, solving problems, using information technology, collaborating, and communicating.

For all MOE teachers who attended the ICBL course, here is the link to the new Singapore handbook featuring investigative cases:

The lower secondary workshop course is designed to:

1. Introduce teachers to the ICBL approach for teaching secondary level science as aligned the MOE Science Syllabus.

2. Illustrate the use of investigations, models, online resources and demonstrations linked to the cases.

3. Demonstrate how using cases help to develop 21st century competencies and scientific literacy through student questions, explorations, and final products.

4. Support teachers in the design, implementation, and assessment of an ICBL module.


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