Unlocking Students Full Potential

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There is a widespread belief that educational systems should empower students with skills and competencies to cope with a constantly changing world, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaborative skills, digital literacy, adaptability, etc. How best to develop those skills has been a hot topic recently, particularly which teaching and learning approaches are best for facilitating and enabling complex skills development in children? 

At Stamford, education is built around four core “I’s”, which allow students to develop into well-rounded individuals eager to find innovative ways to solve the challenges of a globalized world while discovering their unique academic and personal greatness.

So, what are the 4 “I’s” that make the Stamford approach to teaching and learning unique?

INNOVATIVE: The DNA of Modern Education

Innovation lives in the DNA of Stamford American School Hong Kong through the embedded STEMinn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and innovation) curriculum and experienced faculty leveraging the latest technologies and tools to deliver future-proof education. Innovation is a global focus in an ever-changing world. The past two years of the pandemic have only highlighted this critical need for novel ideas more than ever. Education has evolved to position students as successful leaders and changemakers of tomorrow. Students need to work across multiple disciplines and be inspired to become future innovative leaders. For example, the Mission Inspire whole school project theme that happens yearly focuses on inventions that changed history. For example, focusing on space travel, Grade 5 students used the design thinking cycle to create a space rover that was edible and code their own lunar bases that could sustain the life of four astronauts. Students completed the entire design project on Minecraft, which combined their coding knowledge, critical thinking, and time management skills to ensure the needs of the space crew were met and the project was…

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