Author: Xie Deqin
2020-07-03 15:00Date of last update: 2020-07-03 15:04
There is more than one learning mode. Have you ever wondered whether the traditional teaching mode is suitable for your children? Youth College (International Curriculum) runs the Vocational Baccalaureate Programmes (VB courses). The new curriculum design and interactive teaching model provide junior high school graduates with flexible progression options beyond traditional high school education.
Internationally recognized qualifications for comprehensive curriculum design
VB courses are taught and evaluated in English, and refer to international standards. The professional units use the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, while the language and mathematics are designed according to the IGCSE level. BTEC qualifications are certified by 95% of British universities and 200 universities worldwide, and the IGCSE assessment system is globally recognized. Graduates can flexibly connect to local or overseas universities, or those run by VTC institutions according to their on-campus and off-campus performance Gradually develop a professional degree such as a bachelor's degree or higher diploma.
The director of the Youth College (International Course) Guo Longji shared, "The goal of the VB course is to enable junior high school graduates who are interested in the professional field to provide alternatives to the traditional way of further study." Major, students can study according to their interests.
Dean Guo refers to Project-based Learning to encourage students to be creative and improve their problem-solving skills
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New curriculum design enhances creativity and problem solving
"We use Project-based Learning as the main teaching mode, and we will not provide students with a "specified answer", allowing students to apply the interdisciplinary knowledge learned in the classroom to solve problems and consolidate the learning foundation from practice. In addition, language and specialist teachers will also jointly teach according to individual thematic projects to enhance the effectiveness of language learning.
Interactive teaching model to encourage "hands-on" learning
Dr. Tan Jiafeng, a senior lecturer in design courses, shared, "Thematic study encourages students to "hands-on" learning. Each topic is aimed at different projects. For example, creative solutions designed for daily life are the evaluation goals, so that students can apply what they have learned and improve their ability to solve problems." Teachers will play a guiding role in it, encouraging students to think from multiple angles, flexibly apply different specialist knowledge, and provide innovative solutions.
Design course students Marcia and Angelo believe that the course design is comprehensive and guides them to explore different professional areas
Two first-year design students, Marcia and Angelo, shared the design work they just completed. They used painting and installation skills to design a three-dimensional box with the theme of "camellia" and "ant". Marcia has been interested in design since childhood, and has actively explored different options for further studies in junior high school. "My family believes that the interactive teaching model of the VB course will help me develop my design talents, and the multiple pathways of the course will also help me to continue to study abroad. ."
Angelo’s design uses lights and multi-layer combinations to practice creativity. “The project study no longer pursues specific answers, which greatly increases the creative space. The role of the teacher guides me to try different design techniques and materials, so that we can practice the ideas of the sky and the sky.”
Engineering students Lavender and Chester both expressed that they enjoyed the "hands-on" learning model, which helped to consolidate the professional foundation
The engineering course covers different engineering fields, including electrical and electronic principles, industrial robot technology, etc., to help students build a professional foundation for engineering. Lavender said that the internationally recognized qualifications of the VB course will help her gradually achieve the goal of studying abroad, and a new learning model , Can promote her to actively explore engineering and enhance the fun of learning.
Chester, another engineering student, said that the school can meet the needs of learning both in teacher support and professional equipment. He has a strong interest in aircraft engineering. He shared, "There is an opportunity in the classroom to learn to write programs by assembling and operating robots; Group projects can train team collaboration and communication skills and make learning fun."
Instructor Huang Chuyin added that the professional unit of the VB course is based on continuous evaluation. Except for the Chinese and Mathematics subjects, there is no need to test other subjects. In the process, students can be given a more comprehensive assessment, and they can provide timely assistance to enable students to learn more actively and proactively.
Diversified learning experience to cultivate future talents
Institutions encourage overseas exchanges and visits to broaden students’ international horizons. In the Japanese study tour held last year, the students visited large local car factories and art exhibitions; in addition, they participated in international competitions and cooperated with other countries to improve professional standards; at the same time, they also focused on training soft skills such as collaboration and communication skills to cultivate Future professionals with an international perspective.
The curriculum design takes three years of advanced learning to allow students to gradually stabilize their professional foundation: the first year of learning will be aimed at establishing basic knowledge of junior colleges; the second and third years will focus on thematic study. Dean Guo said that he will continue to strengthen the integration with the industry in the future. Integrate the problems faced by the industry into thematic projects; at the same time, it will also contact universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and other places to help graduates connect to overseas studies.
Vocational College International Course (VB Course)
Complete Secondary Three
Usually completed in three years
Students who complete Secondary Three generally receive a three-year tuition exemption
(Other fees include BTEC registration fee, etc. will be charged separately)
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