Civic Education and Service-Learning
SRJC brings together a set of experiences in its Civic Education programme, that combines National Education and Service-Learning. Civic Education learning experiences enable students to grapple with the complexities in our society, and the opportunities and challenges facing us. Through critical questioning and a consideration of multiple perspectives, students get to clarify their civic values, articulate their aspirations for our society, nation and the world, and act towards realising these values and aspirations.
The theme for Civic Education in SRJC is ‘Home’. Students will have opportunities to more deeply consider what ‘home’ means to them, both in terms of hardware and ‘heartware’. They will analyse the various dilemmas that challenge us as we build a better society, analyse public policy, explore possibilities to serve in society, and have platforms to speak up for, as well as act on, their love and aspirations for a better Singapore.
SRJCians make a difference by serving the college. Service-Learning in SRJC is guided by the call to “Get REAL”, which encourages students to Get Reaching out to the Environment, Aged, and the Less Privileged. SRJCians serve through CCA Service-Learning projects, led by their student leaders. They also do so via college-wide initiatives, such as 'Use Our Hands' to upkeep the college environment.
The Community Champions Council is a CCA offering a unique platform for civic-minded students to serve the community and contribute actively. They support their peers in discussing social issues, identifying service opportunities, and understanding how to reach out to and engage specific community segments in a meaningful and sensitive manner.
The annual Service-Learning Week brings SRJCians in touch with the social service sector, where they engage in active conversations about possible collaboration in service of various community segments.
Students who join the SRJC Global Classroom Experience (SRGCE) also take on service-learning projects, either locally or during their SRGCE trips.
Civic Education enables SRJCians to live out the College Motto, Discere Servire, and leaves them poised to be reflective citizens, opinion leaders, and change makers.