课后活动的价值

Yew Chung International School of Beijing LogoAs much as a school tries, there is just not enough time in the school day to give students the ability and opportunity to devote considerable time to their favourite interest or hobby.

在北京耀中国际学校,值得庆幸的是,学生有充足的时间参与课后活动,让学生有机会探索自己的激情,并发展各种未来成功所需的技能。

我们坐下来与 北京耀中国际学校的 Primary School Curriculum Co-ordinator Jennifer Mills to learn more about YCIS Beijing’s extensive ASA programmes and the benefits these programmes give to our students.

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Ms. Mills explains that the key to selecting an ASA is finding out what your child is passionate about. On a school level, “we first must find out if it matches our school values as well as certain criteria. Is the activity going to be challenging? Is the club going to be beneficial to our student’s creativity? Whilst not all after school activities are solely focused on creativity, it’s certainly a major factor I take into consideration when making the selections. Anything that can enhance our students’ creativity and add to their knowledge base is highly valued.” Mastering new skills and being given the opportunity to independently and creatively explore solutions to problem solving is paramount in developing a young child’s self-esteem and logic based reasoning.

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Aside from learning specialized skills based on their interests, one of the major reasons for enrolment in an ASA is to help a young learner develop their interpersonal social skills. Ms. Mills explains that one of the unique benefits of an ASA at YCIS Beijing is that “it’s a much looser environment compared to a regulated classroom. For example, in our Lego Club, Primary School Students are given a task at the beginning and it is up to the students to figure out how to design and collaborate with other students to achieve their goal. Of course, there is always some level of guidance and supervision from the teacher, but the focus is on discussion and working together to find their own solutions to the problems that are presented.

这让学生有机会独立发展自己的思维过程,让学生通过与其他不一定与自己同龄的学生交往来学习社交技能,并帮助他们欣赏团队合作的价值。

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One of the most important reasons for your child to become involved in an After School Activity is to give them the chance to learn and explore a subject in ways that are not often possible in a classroom or sometimes even at home. Ms. Mills gives us the perfect example in the form of YCIS Beijing’s Forest Detective Club: “the club is one of the newest ASA’s that we have started offering this year. It directly uses the beautiful Honglingjin Park that our school is situated beside. Children are given the opportunity to explore the park in a very intimate way, examining various aspects of nature and learning about the processes of our natural environment. We believe an After School Activity like this is incredibly important for children;

获得与大自然互动的机会,触摸它并了解它,是大多数孩子在像北京市中心这样的城市环境中无法做到的。

事实证明,它是如此受欢迎,以至于我们不得不寻求另一位教师的帮助,以帮助满足对这样一个独特而有价值的活动的需求!"

After School Activities are a fantastic way for Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary School students to develop social skills, gain in-depth knowledge and skills regarding a topic they love, and experience something they might not have had the chance to experience in a normal classroom setting.