Prepare Your Child to Thrive in the Rapidly Evolving World

Feb 27, 2024 | INVESTING

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Prepare Your Child to Thrive in the Rapidly Evolving World

We live in a time when the world is rapidly evolving, and technological advancements such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other innovations present exciting possibilities. To thrive and be successful in such a dynamic landscape, one requires the right skill sets and mindsets, such as resilience, adaptability, collaboration skills, and the love and curiosity to learn, all of which should be cultivated from a young age. Rae Lang, Elementary Principal of Stamford American School Hong Kong, emphasizes the importance of this approach to raising a future-ready generation.

Stamford American School adopts a well-rounded, inquiry-based learning approach, integrating social and emotional learning into the rigorous American curriculum. Lang explains, “Our counselors collaborate with teachers to incorporate social-emotional learning into everyday classes. The important conversations about emotions, conflicts, and self-management are held during dedicated lessons and also serve as a fundamental aspect of how we teach and learn.”

Instilling Essential Skillsets through Project-based Learning

Active listening is always essential in the learning process. In addition to this crucial skill, the ability to ask questions plays an equally important role in both learning and managing unforeseen risks. “By creating an environment that values curiosity and encourages students to ask questions and seek answers, students develop a deeper understanding of the subjects they engage with, they become more self-reliant and better prepared to navigate the challenges of our ever-changing world,” Lang explains. 

Lang continues, “Projects are great in developing these life skills and work wonderfully in demonstrating the skills! Take our Grade 3 Eco City project as an example. During the daily STEMinn class, our students were engaged in lively discussions and inquiries about…

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