This is the classroom scene of G1 and G2 lower grade students in the UOI theme course of ASJ.
Children are born inquirers and discoverers. Children's effective learning requires real learning situations and effective guidance. The theme that the students of G2 are exploring is "Light and Sound", which is a unit that explores natural phenomena and natural laws, and how human beings use natural laws to invent and create.
Light and sound are everywhere in our lives, and in the opening activity, we let children find light in their lives and record it. By looking for light in life, children find that not all luminous bodies are light sources, objects that can emit light by themselves are light sources, and objects that cannot emit light by themselves but are very bright are reflectors. And two objects that are also light sources, there may also be differences between them.
As an integrated curriculum, UOI breaks the boundaries of disciplines, integrates knowledge from different subjects, creates real learning situations for children, and makes learning happen. IBPYP Inquiry focuses on English immersion, with teachers teaching in English, Mandarin and Cantonese as auxiliary languages when necessary, allowing students to express their opinions in multiple languages with confidence and flexibility.
In the classroom, "curiosity" is the key word for children to learn. The children asked many valuable questions about "Light and Sound". For example, how do you prove that light travels in a straight line? What are the colors of light? What is the phenomenon of light refraction? How does sound come about? How do our ears hear sounds?
In order to help the children solve the mysteries, the teacher guided the children to do interesting little experiments. Through independent thinking and group cooperation, students continue to try to do experiments, experimental failure brings children strong perseverance and resilience, experimental success brings children the joy and confidence of success. In the future world, the trend of cross-border development is obvious, so the requirements for teamwork ability are high.
Children not only experience the effective learning and joy brought by teamwork activities in the classroom, but we also give children enough time, space and opportunities to develop their interests in life. According to their own interests and hobbies, children join various club activities and group activities such as sports, art, science and technology, reading and other group activities organized by classmates to give full play to their social skills and cooperation skills. Learning is never "I want to learn", but "I want to learn".
ASJ provides personalized instruction for each child. We believe that every child can be successful. Children must also be able to be honest, upright, righteous, and fair in their pursuit of academic success. Understand the importance of physical and mental health and become an open-minded person. Pursue the truth and have the world in mind.