1) e-Workshops on Active Listening – Ikari 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
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:
- To help participants better understand the sensory pyramid and how it affects learning;
- To help participants better understand the ethology of Sensory Processing Disorder as well as lesser known senses such as proprioception and vestibulation; and
- 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
How Can I Help? A Roleplay
Building a Nurturing & Inclusive Environment for Students with Dyslexia