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Table 1 Key features of the kindergarten curriculum framework in Singapore (MOE 2012b)

From: Enhancing the quality of kindergarten education in Singapore: policies and strategies in the 21st century

Key stage outcomes of PSE
 At the end of kindergarten education, children should
  (1) Know what is right and what is wrong
  (2) Be willing to share and take turns with others
  (3) Be able to relate to others
  (4) Be curious and able to explore
  (5) Be able to listen and speak with understanding
  (6) Be comfortable and happy with themselves
  (7) Have developed physical co-ordination and healthy habits, participate in and enjoy a variety of arts experiences
  (8) Love their families, friends, teachers and school
Belief
 Children are curious, active and competent learners
iTeach principles
 (1) Integrated approach to learning
 (2) Teachers as facilitators of learning
 (3) Engaging children in learning through purposeful play
 (4) Authentic learning through quality interactions
 (5) Children as constructors of knowledge
 (6) Holistic development
Putting iTeach principles into practice
 Plan to nurture children’s holistic development
 Facilitate the learning process
 Observe and assess children’s learning
 Reflect on and enhance professional practice
 Collaborate with families and the community
Learning areas and learning goals
 (1) Aesthetics and Creative Expression
  Enjoy art and music and movement activities
  Express ideas and feelings through art and music and movement
  Create art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination
  Share ideas and feelings about art and music and movement
 (2) Discovery of the World
  Show an interest in the world they live in
  Find out why things happen and how things work through simple investigations
  Develop a positive attitude towards the world around them
 (3) Language and Literacy
  Listen for information and enjoyment
  Speak to convey meaning and communicate with others
  Read with understanding and for enjoyment
  Use drawing, mark making, symbols and writing with invented and conventional spelling to communicate ideas and information
 (4) Motor Skills Development
  Enjoy through participation in a variety of physical activities
  Demonstrate control, coordination and balance in gross motor tasks
  Demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks
  Develop healthy habits and safety awareness at home, in school and at public places
 (5) Numeracy
  Recognise and use simple relationships and patterns
  Use numbers in daily experiences
  Recognise and use basic shapes and simple spatial concepts in daily experiences
 (6) Social and Emotional Development
  Develop an awareness of personal identity
  Manage their own emotions and behaviours
  Show respect for diversity
  Communicate, interact and build relationships with others
  Take responsibility for their actions
Learning dispositions
 (1) Perseverance
 (2) Reflectiveness
 (3) Appreciation
 (4) Inventiveness
 (5) Sense of wonder and curiosity
 (6) Engagement
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