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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:57 pm

TREX8 wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1600

just go back a few pages on the discussion on FPSP


DD participated in FPS. FPS is a competition involving different components and different categories (based on age/academic level).

There are various components (http://www.fpspi.org/Components.html) and her school signed the kids up for 'Global Issues Problem Solving' where a team of 4 students used the FPSP six-step model to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems. For Primary 5, they are under the Junior category.

During FPS lessons, DD's teacher guided them through the model and they practised using practice problems which are marked and returned to the team with feedback. Her team took part in the FPS competition which straddles over 2 years (depending on how far into the competition they managed to progress).

For 2010/2011, the preliminary round was held in June 2010 at RGS. The results were recently released. Selected teams will participate in the National Round to be held in 4 & 6 Nov in RGS (I think, not too sure about the venue but pretty sure about the dates).

The winning team from the National Round gets to participate in the FPSP International Conference to be held in USA in June 2011.

The results released on the FPSP website are for those teams that participated in the 2009/2010 competition.

DD enjoys FPS tremendously and she likes it better than IRS which is compulsory in Pri4. There is no reports to write (unlike IRS) and no prototype to produce (unlike IvP). However, it is not an 'easy' option as her team has to read up extensively and do lots of research. Working in a team also present opportunity for her to horn her social skills and appreciate the importance of team work.

From my perspective, a child who is strong in language, is creative (the team needs to visualise into the future, some 20 yrs away) and has an interest in social issues will like FPS. Also, I like the exposure to topics like 'orphans' (theme for preliminary round) and 'food distribution' (theme for national round) as they allow DD to be aware of the plight of the less fortunate and opens her eyes the problems, not just locally but globally.

Hope the above information is useful.


Good summary

The National Director for Singapore Chapter is in RGS

BTW, if u don't mind me asking, is your DD in GEP ?
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Postby kiasuson » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:03 pm

ksfaith wrote:Hi

I am in the west, just called the school, they too have not receive the result yet.


Just checked. The letter will depends on the test centre arrangement. Some of the test centres are confirmed late. Therefore, some of the schools will get the results later.

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Postby BlurDad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:10 pm

By the way, what's the General Ability Test paper? What kind of questions will be asked?

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Postby TwaTau » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:13 pm

TREX8 wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1600

just go back a few pages on the discussion on FPSP


DD participated in FPS. FPS is a competition involving different components and different categories (based on age/academic level).

There are various components (http://www.fpspi.org/Components.html) and her school signed the kids up for 'Global Issues Problem Solving' where a team of 4 students used the FPSP six-step model to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems. For Primary 5, they are under the Junior category.

During FPS lessons, DD's teacher guided them through the model and they practised using practice problems which are marked and returned to the team with feedback. Her team took part in the FPS competition which straddles over 2 years (depending on how far into the competition they managed to progress).

For 2010/2011, the preliminary round was held in June 2010 at RGS. The results were recently released. Selected teams will participate in the National Round to be held in 4 & 6 Nov in RGS (I think, not too sure about the venue but pretty sure about the dates).

The winning team from the National Round gets to participate in the FPSP International Conference to be held in USA in June 2011.

The results released on the FPSP website are for those teams that participated in the 2009/2010 competition.

DD enjoys FPS tremendously and she likes it better than IRS which is compulsory in Pri4. There is no reports to write (unlike IRS) and no prototype to produce (unlike IvP). However, it is not an 'easy' option as her team has to read up extensively and do lots of research. Working in a team also present opportunity for her to horn her social skills and appreciate the importance of team work.

From my perspective, a child who is strong in language, is creative (the team needs to visualise into the future, some 20 yrs away) and has an interest in social issues will like FPS. Also, I like the exposure to topics like 'orphans' (theme for preliminary round) and 'food distribution' (theme for national round) as they allow DD to be aware of the plight of the less fortunate and opens her eyes the problems, not just locally but globally.

Hope the above information is useful.


:goodpost: I least now I know what my DS is doing in this programme.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:30 pm

TwaTau wrote:

I least now I know what my DS is doing in this programme.


LOL! don't you borrow his file to take a look ? by then he should be doing some research over the internet ...
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Postby vlim » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:35 pm

:wink: so...either his ds is very independent or vice versa...heheeee

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Postby TREX8 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Good summary

The National Director for Singapore Chapter is in RGS

BTW, if u don't mind me asking, is your DD in GEP ?


Yes, DD's in GEP

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:50 pm

TREX8 wrote:
Good summary

The National Director for Singapore Chapter is in RGS

BTW, if u don't mind me asking, is your DD in GEP ?


Yes, DD's in GEP


FPSP's skill set is useful
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Postby TwaTau » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:03 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
TwaTau wrote:

I least now I know what my DS is doing in this programme.


LOL! don't you borrow his file to take a look ? by then he should be doing some research over the internet ...


DS spend alot of time on the internet, so I can't tell whether he is doing research, homework or just have fun. As for the file :? , he has with him so many files that I have already gave up trying to tell which is which since last year. So far, I have not gotten any complains from the school, so I guess he is doing ok, :lol:

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:56 pm

TwaTau wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
TwaTau wrote:

I least now I know what my DS is doing in this programme.


LOL! don't you borrow his file to take a look ? by then he should be doing some research over the internet ...


DS spend alot of time on the internet, so I can't tell whether he is doing research, homework or just have fun. As for the file :? , he has with him so many files that I have already gave up trying to tell which is which since last year. So far, I have not gotten any complains from the school, so I guess he is doing ok, :lol:


right, management by exception
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