Current/ Recent Projects

2020

1) e-Workshops on Active Listening  РIkari Services Pte Ltd

The Social Factor is conducting monthly e-workshops for employees of Ikari Services Pte Ltd. The workshops have the following objectives:

1. To understand the importance of holistic wellbeing.

2. To gain a better understanding of themselves; of how their life experiences have affected the person whom they are.

3. To understand the importance of empathy.

4. To learn active listening and effective friendship skills in order to be a better help to their
colleagues.

2) Homeschool e-Convention 2020 – Homeschool Singapore

The Social Factor collaborated with Homeschool Singapore to organise its first-ever e-Convention. Originally intended to be a face-to-face event, the Convention went completely online in the wake of a worsening Covid-19 situation. The 2-day event comprised Keynote and High School Day Speeches, a Homeschool Village featuring 20 concurrent facilitated breakout sessions, and a Curriculum Fair with more than 60 virtual booths.

3) MOE Mental Wellness Workshops for Polytechnics – Singapore Polytechnic

The Social Factor has been appointed to conduct a set of 16 workshops for 1st Year Students at Singapore Polytechnic. The curriculum for the 2-hour workshops has been developed by the Ministry of Education, and students will learn about the various mental illnesses and be equipped to recognise signs of distress. They will also learn support strategies for themselves and their peers.

4) Community of Praise Baptist Church – Workshop for Understanding & Helping Persons with Special Needs

The Social Factor conducted a workshop to help church members better understand and help persons with special educational needs. These were the topics covered:

Special Needs – Characteristics & Concerns; Terms of Reference

Sensing the World Around: From the Eyes of a Child with Special Needs

Sensory Processing Disorder – Characteristics & Etiology

Vestibular & Proprioception: the Lesser-known Senses

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

How Can I Help? A Roleplay

5) Ministry of Education E4 School Cluster – Workshop for Allied Educators on Sensory Play

The workshop had the following objectives:

  1. To help participants better understand the sensory pyramid and how it affects learning;
  2. To help participants better understand the ethology of Sensory Processing Disorder as well as lesser known senses such as proprioception and vestibulation; and
  3. To help participants understand sensory play and engage in effective strategies to help children in the classroom and school setting.

6) Northland Secondary School – Dyslexia Workshop for Teachers

The Social Factor ran a workshop for 90 teachers with the following topics covered:

Dyslexia – Characteristics & Concerns; Terms of Reference

Falling Letters: From the Eyes of a Child with Special Needs

Dyslexia – Characteristics & Etiology

Classroom Strategies

How Can I Help? A Roleplay

Building a Nurturing & Inclusive Environment for Students with Dyslexia

 

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