Our Secondary 4 Humanities students went on a Social Studies Learning Journey to Mediacorp. This Learning Journey was organised to enhance students' learning experience on the topic of 'Globalisation', and cultural homogenisation and hybridisation in the entertainment as well as security challenges in a globalised world.
The students were brought to several areas, including a gallery showcasing the early history of Mediacorp, a TV production section, where they had the opportunity to re-enact some scenes from the popular Chinese drama, Little Nyonya. Here, the students learned about the uses of technology in screen entertainment. They also discovered various trades or skills needed to make a TV show, like clothes-making, make-up, carpentry, audio management and lighting control.
Our students were also brought to the newsroom, and some of them got to try news and radio presenting. It was quite nerve-wracking to be in front of the camera and to keep up with the text on the teleprompter, but our students did their best. Finally, our students learned about virtual reality technology as well. They learned about the various new media platforms that Mediacorp was using and understood the importance of keeping up with latest technology in entertainment.
Our students learned the importance of keeping up with the changing times to ensure economic prosperity and how companies must constantly adapt to new technologies global environments. It was a great learning experience for all!