In the ever-changing global background, NACIS has always been cultivating global competence. Every child is a builder of the future. Therefore, they need to learn lessons from the current world, accumulate experience, and develop their ability to discover and solve problems. The current world is in their eyes, while the future world is in their hearts.
Zi Gao from Grade 5 wants to be a renewable energy scientist. He participated in the video production, which enabled him to come closer to his dream.
Zi Gao has been obsessed with exploring “What” and “Why” since he was a child. For example, "How does the human body work?" and "How do cars move?" He always explores the world through his eyes, ears and body. Then he turns creativity into reality by his hands. After joining NACIS, he has had more opportunities and possibilities to develop his "maker spirit". Through thematic learning, STEAM learning, thinking series projects, and art classes, he is always encouraged to explore, think, connect, and even change this world. He often thinks "What can I do to solve the problems faced by human beings?"
Zi Gao’s mother spoke of his learning journey at NACIS. She said:
“Thanks to the Global Campus platform, Zi Gao has been fascinated by the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals since he was in Grade 1. NACIS children often think about the global topics such as health and well-being, gender equality, clean water and sanitation facilities, clean energy, protection of underwater organisms, climate change action".
After learning the project "From Coffee Bean to Chocolate", children learned about the "International Fair Trade" project and encouraged people to buy products with the "Fairtrade" label in their lives. After learning about the consequences of "Deforestation", children designed posters calling on people to cherish and protect the earth. After exploring the theme of "Life on Earth", the children debated on topics such as "climate change" and "ocean pollution” and made publicity videos for protecting the endangered animals in the world.
The thematic teaching model has also helped improve Zi Gao’s ability to acquire new knowledge and new skills and solve complex problems. In order to make a "level ruler", children set up their own "company" including preliminary research, product design, material and tool preparation, manufacturing and processing, final packaging, video shooting and website design. This project not only helps children learn scientific knowledge, but also cultivates a group of outstanding team leaders, product designers, and engineers for the future.
The original intention for video recording comes from the environmental protection learning in the PSHE class. Based on the learning results in the STEAM class and the works of the global campus online competition, Zi Gao has remodeled and upgraded his carbon dioxide filter in constant reflection. "Although I did not win a prize in the Global Campus competition, I will continue to participate in competitions with this work and hope to use this machine in daily life."
NACIS is committed to realizing the training goals of global competence through interdisciplinary teaching model.
Various subjects such as Mathematics, geography, STEAM, visual arts, and performing arts are effectively coordinated to ensure that the students learn subject knowledge and develop their personality. In the interlacing of different disciplines, we provide students with more teamwork, thematic and international learning opportunities, so as to help them acquire the ability to adapt to global survival and development through a more connected teaching mode.