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Humanities


Mission

  • To nurture every Montfortian to be responsible, respectful and reflective citizens with care and concern for the world around them.
  • To create a stimulating learner-centred curriculum which develops critical thinking, imbue values and build character.
  • To develop every Humanities Teacher to be a competent and caring professional who has a learner mindset in striving for excellence.

Our Team

Head of Department – Mrs Judeana Lim

Senior Teacher – Mrs Punitha Ramesh (History)

Senior Teacher – Ms Jamie Low Guan Lin (Social Studies)

Teacher – Ms Kavitha Supramaniam (Social Studies)

Teacher – Mr Wilson Heng Wei Chin (Social Studies/History)

Teacher – Mr Marcus Tan Lee Kiang (Geography)

Teacher – Ms Ong Wan Ting (History)

Teacher – Ms Nurul Ain Sakina Soonaan (Geography)

Teacher - Ms Leong Kar Wai Karen (Geography)

Teacher – Mdm Norshirin Sulaiman (POA)

Teacher – Ms Theresa Tan Chew Hong (POA)

Teacher – Mr Muhammad Idris Bin Anwar (EBS)

Teacher – Mr Ronald Yapp (EBS)

Instructional Programme

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To prepare our students for the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) realities of the globalized world in the 21st century, the Humanities Department seeks to develop in our Montfortians inquiring and critical thinking skills, understanding of key knowledge across Humanities disciplines and imbue beliefs and attitudes that will empower them to be discerning and caring contributors of society.

Department Pedagogy

Being an all-boys school, this is done through offering a boy-centric pedagogy which is tailored to our students’ learning needs and offering rich, meaningful learning experiences both within and outside the classroom.

1. Spiral Curriculum from Lower secondary to Upper Secondary

Key content and skills are progressively built from lower to upper secondary.

Lower secondary: Inference and Comparison Source Based Skills (History) Describe Trends, O.S.A and Geographical Investigation (Geography)

Upper secondary: Reliability, Usefulness and Assertion Source Based Skills (History and Social Studies) 
Compare and Contrast, Annotating (Geography)

2. Explicit teaching of study skills to nurture self-directed and independent learners

Cornell-note taking
Use of colour-coded Mind-maps

3. Use of Visible Thinking Routines

I used to think…now I think
What makes you say that?
Step Inside
See-Think-Wonder 
Circle of Viewpoints

4. Structured Lesson Design

Explicit lesson outcomes
Exemplars to set high expectations
Student centred self-directed learning 
Use of success criteria and rubrics
Checking for understanding

5. Collaborative Learning

Cooperative learning strategies
Peer-teaching and learning
Clearly-defined roles within groups

6. Meaningful Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom

Through our Humanities curriculum, we seek to excite our Montfortians by creating authentic learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom.