In a globalised world with a flattening global economy, the demands of work are changing rapidly. Traditional skill sets may no longer be adequate for the future world of work our students will find themselves in. We, especially in Singapore, are at the heart of unprecedented flows of goods, technologies, people, talents, jobs, funds and information. There is a pressing need to equip our learners not simply with content knowledge that risks rapid obsolescence, but with the skills, dispositions and competencies that allow them to navigate these global flows skilfully. Teaching for global competence has become a priority.
The World & Me is a multi-disciplinary programme unique to the SJI Integrated Programme that aims to cultivate in our students these competencies, skills, and dispositions. The World & Me programme allows our young global citizens to explore issues of global significance through varied lenses.
World & Me adopts a learner-centred approach that places the student as global citizen at the centre. The World & Me experience is organised in a series of phases that will take the student from the comfort of the familiar out into the rich complexity of global issues and prepare him for informed, reasoned, and meaningful action in addressing global issues.
The World & Me programme is closely integrated with the SJI International Experience Programme for Sec 3 students. World & Me has also been designed to dovetail with the SJI Religious, Moral, and Social Education Programme. In this way, World & Me functions as an Integrative Core programme that provides unity to the learner's experience -- unifying both classroom and out-of-school learning experiences.
As part of the SJI Integrated Programme, it is also aligned with IB Diploma Programme and equips the students with the skills and dispositions they will need for the IB Core subjects of Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, and Service in the Diploma years.
The World & Me programme seeks to produce global-minded Josephians who can live, work, play and serve anywhere in the world as men of integrity and men for others.