March 25, 2014
The annual YCIS Seeds of Hope Concert features more than 370 student, parent, and faculty performers from all YCIS schools around the world. On the 20th anniversary of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, we did an interview with Dr Betty Chan Po-king, Director of Yew Chung international schools, including Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary sections.
March 25, 2014
There is no gene for musical ability, and success is 10 percent talent, and 90 percent hard work, according to Gary Sanderson, Music Director for Yew Chung International Schools . Children who don’t come from a “musical” family can absolutely develop strong musical ability, he told Shanghai Daily in a recent interview.
February 26, 2014
With the rapid pace of change today brought about by technology and globalisation, the process of educating children for successful integration into a dynamic future workplace requires forward-thinking strategies. According to the American-based Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, “The highest ranked skills for (21st century) students entering the workforce are not facts and basic skills; they are applied skills that enable workers to use the knowledge and basic skills they have acquired,” which means children today need an education that aligns with this reality, in order to prepare them for the future.
February 13, 2014
When parents take their children on visits to museums and cultural sites, they create fun memories, with the added benefit of providing learning opportunities for their children. According to Dr Jay Greene at the University of Arkansas, taking children on field trips helps them develop "measurable increases in critical thinking skills, higher levels of tolerance, and 'historical empathy'". Greene and a team of researchers conducted a landmark study documenting these benefits, and revealed that field trips result in children developing a "taste for being cultural consumers in the future".
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