Teaching at UWCSEA
UWCSEA's vision is to be a leader in international education, with a worldwide reputation for providing a challenging, holistic values-based education with an emphasis upon academic achievement, service to others, teamwork and leadership.
In the pursuit of this vision, UWCSEA provides teachers with as dynamic and challenging a professional life as could be found anywhere. Our core commitment to a holistic education has resulted in the provision of an extensive range of experiential and service-based programmes. Teachers are expected to contribute wholeheartedly to the provision of both curricular and extra-curricular programmes. All teachers run activities or service projects in addition to their teaching, and also support the College's range of sporting, dramatic and musical performances as well as the extensive expeditions programme, which sees over 200 expeditions outside of Singapore each academic year.
As a member of the United World College (UWC) movement and a regional member of the Round Square Schools, UWCSEA espouses the educational values of Kurt Hahn, whose motto was "Plus est en vous" (There is more in you than you think). And while UWCSEA's mission mirrors that of the UWC movement, we have added a measure of personalisation, which guides both staff and students in all aspects of their life at the College - and hopefully beyond. Our mission is:
"The United World College movement makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. We educate individuals to take responsibility for shaping a better world."
All UWCSEA community members are committed to the following values, which build toward our mission:
- be honest and act with integrity in all that they do
- avoid prejudice by developing views based on evidence and reasoning
- be compassionate and morally responsible
- embrace challenge in order to maximise their potential
- offer help to other people
- take an interest in and enjoy friendships with people of all cultures and backgrounds
- minimise their harmful impact on the environment
Click here to hear the views of some current staff members on teaching at UWCSEA.