The Importance of Technological Megatrends and Their Impact on Education

YCIS Beijing Western Co-Principal Noel Thomas believes that one of the keys to understanding this constantly evolving landscape is the analysis of wider “megatrends” and how they impact student learning. Below, we take a closer look at what he believes to be three of the most important of such trends, plus how these trends can…

Character Education: The Truths and Value of a Fully Rounded Education

Character education is a relatively new concept in the education world. Yew Chung International School of Beijing explains this educational philosophy Despite claims of being promoted in various international and local schools, the concept and true results of this educational philosophy are largely unknown or misunderstood by many parents. The truth is that character education…

How much Chinese can a child realistically learn?

Obtaining Essential Learning Skills through Foreign Language Study As learning Mandarin Chinese becomes increasingly popular across the world, exposing their children to the language is becoming more and more intriguing to parents relocating to China. However, due to many families’ transient lifestyles, parents sometimes doubt the effectiveness of international school Chinese programmes. How much Chinese…

3 Benefits of Studying in an International School

3 Unique Benefits International Schools Offer Secondary School Students The number of international schools available to expats in Asia has exploded over the last decade; according to a recent Independent Schools Council (ISC) report, the number of registered international schools in 2015 in China alone increased to 597 from just 22 thirteen years ago. This…

Benefits of a Chinese-English Co-Teaching Model

Co-Teaching is defined as two teachers working together with groups of students. A real co-teaching classroom does not simply mean one English teacher with a Chinese-speaking assistant or vice-versa. Co-teaching aims to promote international understanding, respect for all, and a sense of support and care in a multinational / multilingual classroom community. What are the…