April 21, 2011
The perfect way to develop children’s love of learning beyond the school gates is first hand experience with new customs and cultures. Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s (YCIS Shanghai) co-ordinators for the World Classroom and Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programmes take a few minutes to share their expertise on how to make your next family trip memorable and educational.
Depending on the age of the child, participation in planning the trip gives your child a sense of responsibility and ownership of the experience. David Lucas, EOTC Co-ordinator, points out that learning “involves much more than just the activity itself: planning, acting, observing and reflecting are all crucial in making the experience as valuable as possible.”
This article was published in City Weekend Parents & Kids .