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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby Skyed » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:08 pm

zbear wrote:
Augmum wrote:Btw, how many JCs offer KI ??



I am reviving this thread. Which JCs offer KI? DS is keen to take up this subj next time so wild like to find out more it.


I know VJ does haha.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby jtoh » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:10 pm

I believe only 7 JCs offer KI. RI and HCI are two that I know of.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby phtthp » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:59 am

Temasek Junior College offer KI

most of the IP junior colleges offer KI

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby zbear » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:36 am

Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know if this subj is popular?
What is the % of A or B grade for A levels?
Is it easy to score?
What must u be in good in order to do well - language or science or maths?

Sorry for asking so many questions but this subj is pretty new. Well, it's not offered during my times.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby slmkhoo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:33 am

zbear wrote:Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know if this subj is popular?
What is the % of A or B grade for A levels?
Is it easy to score?
What must u be in good in order to do well - language or science or maths?

Sorry for asking so many questions but this subj is pretty new. Well, it's not offered during my times.

My cousin, who used to be a VP in a JC, told me that it is quite challenging - a lot of reading, research and independent learning. The student should also be a good writer. It can be quite time-consuming too, depending on the topic chosen. I think some (maybe all) JCs screen students before allowing them to opt for KI. Not sure about the results, but if students are screened first, I guess they would usually do fairly well.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby jtoh » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:34 am

zbear wrote:Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know if this subj is popular?
What is the % of A or B grade for A levels?
Is it easy to score?
What must u be in good in order to do well - language or science or maths?

Sorry for asking so many questions but this subj is pretty new. Well, it's not offered during my times.


You need to take a placement test to qualify to take this subject. This explains how rigorous it is. So no, it is not popular because you can't take it just because you want it. You have to be selected to take it.

It has nothing to do with science or math. It's got more to do with reasoning and thinking skills. I suppose you could say it's a bit like Philosophy, but not really.

My issue with it is it's not recognized by some overseas universities. So if your ds intends to go overseas for his uni, bear this in mind, because he would be effectively down to 3H2s and not 4H2s.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby Jennifer » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:10 am

NJC offers KI.

There is only 1 class taking KI 2014/2015.

There was a KI selection test for this year JAE students last Friday.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby anxious.dad » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:52 pm

I believe the 7 jcs are:
ACJC, CJC, HCI, NJC, RI, TJC, VJC

Reference:
ACJC http://sites.acjc.edu.sg/wpress/?p=13679
CJC http://www.cjc.edu.sg/admission/subject-combinations
HCI/ RI (jtoh)
NJC (Jeniffer)
TJC (phtthp)
VJC (skyed)

It's also interesting to note that the subject started in 12 jcs and then reduced to 7. Referring to the 2013 parliamentary reply.
http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/parliamentary-replies/
2013/09/offering-of-knowledge-and-inquiry-in-junior-colleges.php

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby Skyed » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:30 pm

zbear wrote:Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know if this subj is popular?
What is the % of A or B grade for A levels?
Is it easy to score?
What must u be in good in order to do well - language or science or maths?

Sorry for asking so many questions but this subj is pretty new. Well, it's not offered during my times.


My KI friends said it is v easy to score at least a C at As, but getting the A is not easy. Comes down a lot to the IS. And the IS is really time consuming since it's writing a 2.5/3k (can't rmb) word report all on your own, with only 2/3 meetings to get feedback from your KI tutor.

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Re: Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Postby havok_ex » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:36 pm

KI is sort of like baby undergraduate philosophy. It deals with a lot of epistemology and also some formal logic(validity, soundness etc.). It might sound chim, but in fact its not too difficult. Most of these topics are covered in the first year of any undergrad philosophy class and in much more depth and detail in a more restricted time-frame. I think most students simply find KI strange as the questions posed are not questions that are asked on a daily basis, if they are ever asked at all. Unlike GP which tackles common societal issues, KI goes one level deeper.

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