I saw this fault-reporting QR code on the train the other day, and I simply couldn’t resist!
The “fault” I reported was as follows:
No fault to report; I just want to say good job! Thanks for introducing this innovation.
I hope SBS Transit has looked into it 😂
I had the privilege, a fortnight ago, of conducting a bespoke online workshop for teachers on pedagogy and assessment in Off Centre by Haresh Sharma.
For participants who signed up, I got a sensing of what they wanted – and needed – to know before designing the workshop to meet their needs.
The eventual workshop objectives:
- To use reframing as a strategy to creatively employ pedagogical strategies when teaching Off Centre in the classroom.
- To consider diagnostic methods that identify both students’ learning gaps for national examinations and appropriate learning interventions.
An overview of what was covered:
- Pedagogy in Off Centre
- Sharing of ideas
- Activity 1: Brainstorming
- Activity 2: Discussion
- Assessment in Off Centre
- Sharing of ideas
- Activity 3: Discussion
OFF CENTRE: A NECESSARY RESOURCE
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY ALVIN TAN, LAREMY LEE AND AKANKSHA RAJA
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource is the much-awaited guide to Off Centre, one of Singapore’s most celebrated plays. This resource guide comprises material that will greatly benefit all educators and students of Off Centre. It features pedagogical notes, insights on the play, as well as a question and answer section with the playwright, Haresh Sharma.
Off Centre made history in 2007 by being the first Singapore play selected by the Ministry of Education to be offered as a GCE O- and N-Level literature text. The play, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the social prejudices surrounding it, has been back on the syllabus since 2018.
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource also features:
- Founder and Artistic Director of The Necessary Stage, Alvin Tan shares his insight on directing and staging Off Centre
- Educator Laremy Lee provides a useful guide on approaching narrative, characters, themes, and theatrical and stylistic devices in the play
- Journalist Akanksha Raja reflects on her experience studying Off Centre
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource is available at The Necessary Stage and other select bookstores.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a copy now.
Retail Price: $16.00
ISBN No. 978-981-11-8956-2