Teaching Children How to Think Internationally
30 июля 2013

Teaching Children How to Think Internationally

Teaching Children How to Think Internationally
I'm Carolyn Presutti with the VOA Special English Education Report, from voaspecialenglish.com | facebook.com/voalearningenglish The International Primary Curriculum is an idea that began in Britain eight years ago. Today this curriculum is taught in more than one thousand primary schools in fifty-eight countries, including the United States.Educator Martin Skelton co-wrote the International Primary Curriculum, or IPC. He says for children to learn and succeed, they need a program that permits them to learn individually. He says the idea with the curriculum is to help today's children become good citizens of the world and twenty-first century leaders. He says most of world problems are going to be solved internationally. No single country is going to solve the environment or terrorism. Mr. Skelton says the curriculum has activities built around the development of "international mindedness" starting from the age of five. The British American School of Los Angeles is one of a few American private schools that teach the International Primary Curriculum. Second grade teacher Alison Kerr says the main goal is to engage children in the learning process. This term, for example, her class is learning about people important in history. She says the children dressed like famous people. They had to research and bring ten written clues and the rest of the class had to guess who the people were.The British School in Boston held a fair for students and parents called Around the World in a Day. Emma Northey, head of primary learning at the school, says fifty-one nationalities were represented. She described one activity designed to teach about similarities among different cultures. She says the children were each given a passport. They knew that they were going around the world in a day. Ms. Northey said: "We told them 'You have to come back with two similarities that you had seen between the different cultures.' Even the three-year-olds came back to me saying 'Gosh, you know everybody writes. Some people write going down. Some people write from left to right, some from right to left.'"Another educator, Kate Foy of the British School in Washington, says the teacher's role is to enable students to discover for themselves. For VOA Special English, I'm Carolyn Presutti. Tell us if you have experience with the International Primary Curriculum and what you think of it. Share your comments at voaspecialenglish.com or on Facebook and Twitter at VOA Learning English. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 10March2011)
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#1 написал: purobochinche (1 августа 2013 13:15)
The idea its to learn, for example, I m Venezolano and? I dont speak english well, if she to speak speed I dont understand...greeting
#2 написал: Sumudu Hewamanage (1 августа 2013 13:15)
Sri Lanka resolved the LTTE terrorism individually? in 2009.
#3 написал: Thanh H? ?inh (1 августа 2013 13:15)
this is an active method which help children to discover themselves as well as? the world history. I really into the way educators apply to stimulate children ' abilities. How easily students can learn about this. GREAT VIDEO!!
#4 написал: Maarilat (1 августа 2013 13:15)
Very interesting. If I trusted the people organizing this more, I'd be more? confident in it being for the best.
#5 написал: Sombat Souphakhot (1 августа 2013 13:15)
I? love this video so much. She speak very clearly. I completly understand all this video.
#6 написал: t pp (1 августа 2013 13:15)
The Curricula have been wrote but also there're lot of problems in Content through The Primary to Universities.?
#7 написал: Huy tr?n (1 августа 2013 13:15)
thanks program? very much!!!
#8 написал: Severino Azevedo (1 августа 2013 13:15)
The teaching is the most important issue in a society, so any project to improve it is wonderful.?
#9 написал: Nguyen Long (1 августа 2013 13:15)
This is learning English program, and of course is not? for English-spoken. so, is it necessary to speak fast?
#10 написал: Dung Tr?nh (1 августа 2013 13:15)
because many peoples aren't good in english, it's the reason they have? to talk so slowly for them.
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