With the advancement of technology. there are many platforms through which students can learn, reflect, evaluate and seek clarification. At lnnova, we leverage ICT and new media to achieve academic
Our group of enthusiastic and dedicated science teachers constantly seek out learning opportunities for our
students, as well as explore various pedagogies to engage them and deepen their learning experience. We
aim to develop a rigorous academic programme through effective teaching and learning processes.
The department's adoption of ICT via various platforms (such as online resource pages (LMS), instructional
videos using the Camtasia software, visualisation tools, social media, mobile devices and apps) not only
provides students with educational resources to complement their understanding of scientific concepts, but
also allows them to become self-directed and collaborative learners.
The Physics Unit uses modeling approach to physics instructions. Teachers focus on asking meaningful
questions in authentic contexts, challenge students' existing mindsets, engage students to construct and
apply conceptual models. Through well-designed instructional lessons, hands-on learning opportunities and
other ICT-enhanced experiments, students acquire necessary teaming skills to achieve applied learning.
These activities provide a suite of learning experience for students, from collecting data and predicting results to
analysing data and learning to make connections between learning and real world.
The teaching of chemistry is enhanced by the use of demonstrations. The animation clips are useful in helping
students understand abstract concepts. Models of the molecular level are used with a hands-on opportunity
to make teaching certain concepts more visual and easier to comprehend. The use of Lab Skills software
enables students to visualise and understand the concepts behind experimental techniques for the A-Level
The Chemistry Unit has explored the educational benefits of Camtasia instructional videos to promote
self-directed teaming among students. The videos provide a step-by-step guide to solving problems involving
crucial chemistry concepts. Besides bridging the learning gaps of students, these videos allow students to
formulate questions independently. The videos have been well-received and garnered very positive
feedback from the students. Through this teaming platform, students are able to recap on concepts taught
during lectures at their own pace.
The Biology Unit aims to bring the biology classroom outdoors through a myriad of learning journeys, enrichment programmes and field work. The unit adopts an experiential learning approach through which
lnnovians explore the intricacies of biology through interactive hands-on activities.
The biology laboratories are equipped for DNA experiments including gel electrophoresis and molecular
work. Structured experiments are conducted to deepen students' understanding of the biology syllabus -while student-initiated investigations are also carried out to satiate their appetite for scientific knowledge. In
addition, lnnovians will also get a chance to conduct experiments on Bacterial Transformation, Restriction
Enzyme Analysis etc, at the Singapore Science Centre. lnnovians are also provided with opportunities to
attend outreach programmes at institutions like the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (lMCB) to observe
how scientists conduct real-world research. Biology students with passion for research will also have
opportunities to attend camps like STEP-NUS Brain Camp.