05 January 2021
All secondary schools and junior colleges, including Millennia Institute, will start having one day of HBL every two weeks for some levels from Term 3 of next year.
These new Ministry of Education guidelines were recently announced by Minister for Education Lawrence Wong. They have been implemented with the aim of making blended learning a key feature of the schooling experience, to encourage students to be “self-directed, passionate and lifelong learners”.
All levels will implement blended learning by the end of Term 4 of 2022, and seeks to “provide students with more opportunities to learn at their own pace and to be empowered to take charge of their learning”, according to an MOE.
MOE also added that schools will determine the subjects and topics to be delivered on HBL days, which will be less structured than a typical school day. The emphasis will be on student-initiated learning, where dedicated time and space will be provided to allow students to pursue their own interests and learn outside of the curriculum.