The Dunman High Research Programme Symposium aims to give opportunities for teachers and students to learn and share their knowledge and experiences at a school level. It is also our aim that via this platform, the research and learning environment in the school will be enhanced as students will have greater peer motivation and have more opportunities for the synergized exchange of thoughts and ideas.
Students in the research programmes have received mentoring and guidance from our teachers, research scientists from tertiary and research institutions and consultant science educationalists. They have been taught research methodologies for application in authentic learning situations. These experiences go beyond just intellectual and cognitive development as they also provide an avenue for life skills training.
This year, we are honoured to have Vice Provost Professor Tan Tai Yong, National University of Singapore, Student Life, as our distinguished guest speaker to deliver his experience as a mentor for student researchers and to give expert advice to aspiring students who wish to embark on research programmes.
The DHRP symposium spans across three broad areas; namely the Humanities and Social Sciences that seeks to raise the profile of humanities and social sciences research and to improve writing skills; Science and Technology that offers insights into the natural and physical world which gives innovative technological solutions and insights for forging a better tomorrow and last but not least, the opportunities for hands-on sessions for the exploration and experiential learning of science concepts.