Fairview International School, being one of the leading schools in running the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, recently ran a camp to educate the public on 21st century learning.
Last 14th to 16th of August, for three days two nights, a group of 50 students attended this IB intensive camp to understand how to learn, using the inquiry concept. They were exposed to approaches to learning such as six thinking hats and mind mapping. All these concepts are taught for two subjects – math and science using the Mandarin language. Mandarin is used in line with the school's effort to provide more understanding on IB programme to the Chinese school students. This is because Chinese school students are currently being offered scholarships of up to RM5 million under the Fairview Foundation.
On the last day of this IB Learning camp on August 16, parents were invited in to view the campers' presentation. During this event named as Celebration of Learning COL, campers actively demonstrated their presentation skills by effectively communicating with their parents on how they researched and applied critical thinking to solve problems and innovate solutions.
"Learning can be fun yet effective. There are no limits to what you can achieve when you have enthusiasm to learn. Using this camp as platform, we hope more students and parents are able to discover this upon widening their perspective," said Professor Gopinathan, the Principal of Fairview Ipoh.
For more information on the camp, go to http://fairviewiblearningcamps.wordpress.com.
The upcoming IB Learning Camp in Ipoh is scheduled on December 2 to 4 with Celebration of Learning on the 4th (Sunday). To register, call 012 223 4622 or 012 287 4560.