"Making News: Teach All About It! Newspapers for an Integrated Curriculum"

Co-organised with the English Language and Literature Teachers Association (Singapore), the second conference for teachers titled “Making News: Teach All About It! Newspapers for an Integrated Curriculum” was held on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Registration for the conference began in January and closed two weeks early, as response was overwhelming. The target was 400 participants, but 700 registered, and 200 registrants had to be turned away as the conference venue could accommodate only 500.

This one-day conference was specially designed for English and Literature, Mother Tongue, Sciences and Humanities teachers at the primary, secondary and junior college levels, to help them integrate language and content curricula with elements of print and digital mass media, and to use newspapers as teaching and learning tools.

Experts from the fields of education and journalism came together for the morning plenary session, an afternoon keynote address and 16 workshop sessions.

The morning plenary panel was made up of editors from SPH newspapers, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu while the afternoon plenary featured Singapore novelist Catherine Lim.

The workshops, held both in the morning and afternoon, consisted of two workshops each catering to the Chinese and Malay language teachers.



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