Special Programme in Inquiry REsearch (SPIRE)
SPIRE is an one and a half year programme where students have a unique experience in conducting self-designed critical inquiry project in their Junior High 2 and 3 years, through small group mentorship under NJC teachers, in various disciplines such as the Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Innovations and other interdisciplinary fields.
This programme is conducted in 3 phases – Research Design Phase, Experimentation Phase and Communication Phase. Through this programme, students gain invaluable learning opportunities in crafting a research problem via close analysis of the knowledge schema in a particular academic field through critical reading of existing literature, designing feasible experimental protocol and actualising their plans through collaborative experimental work. Students will culminate their SPIRE journey through a formal professional presentation and a thesis report of their work to their peers and a wider audience.