13 Days of International Quality Expansion Training in the UK

PSHE Structure in World Class:Personal, Social, Health and Economic Topics

Covers Themes Including Creative Thinking, Personal Finance, Ecological Protection, Cultural Media and Earthquake Rescue

Key Steps Certificate authorized by UK Department for Education

Certificate in ESOL International Speaking and Listening (UK)

Certificate of Participation issued by Innovation Academy (EU)

US can be tailored

Introduction

Dates: Jan. 27- Feb. 8, 2020 (13 Days)
Suggested Participants:Junior School Student within the age of 10-14

Values of the Program

Modules

Identity

  • Thinking of university and future education:Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard/MIT
  • Tri-national Cultural Communication
  • Belgium Comic Center
  • Community

    • City Exploration: London, Washington, Zurich/ Munich
    • Green Farm, Modern Village
    • German Community Environment Management
    • Model European Parliament
    • Lake Constance and EU Geopolitics
    • Amsterdam Canal Culture

    Health

    • Chocolate/ Bakery workshop
    • European Sports Culture
    • British Green Farm/ Go Ape outdoor activities
    • Healthy Lifestyle
    • Swiss Outdoor Sports
    • Scientific exploration- Secrets of DNA

    Citizenship

    • Power of Media: BBC
    • Little Politician: Capitol, EU Parliament-Model European Parliament

    Environment

    • Natural History Museum
    • Black Forest Bioenergy Village
    • German Community Environment Management

    Personal Finance

    • Financing class- Power of Money

    Enterprise

    • Financing class/ Hamleys Business Workshop
    • New York Lego/ M&M shop; Hershey's Chocolate Factory
    • Made in Germany- Audi/ Benz/ BMW; European Chocolate Workshop

    Values

    • British afternoon tea culture
    • Shakespeare's Globe
    • US Melting Pot Culture

    International

    • The British Museum
    • Broadway Musicals
    • Cross Culture Communication
    • Lake Constance and EU geopolitics
    • Amsterdam Canal Culture

    Agenda

    Official Partner: Trinity GESE Course

    Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) are one-to-one , face-to-face assessments of speaking and listening skills with a Trinity examiner. Preparation for these exams and achievement of GESE qualifications support people wishing to develop their proficiency in English speaking.
    GESE exams are available, from Grade 1 to Grade 12 (pre-A1 to C2 CEFR* proficiency levels). Grouped by development stage, GESE grade qualifications offer a progressive framework for the development of English language skills. Grades 4-6 are suitable for students from 12-15 years old.

    Students will have 25 hours of training in the UK
    • 25 hours of GESE classes, focusing on discussion. Trainers will prepare a topic related to the visits or exam every day
    • Small-sized classes (no more than 20 students), highly interactive with more chance to practice
    • Teachers with CELTA or TESOL qualification

    Recommended Grades: Grades 4-6

    Highlights

    Personal Education:

    Inspire innovation and encourage students' thinking of the future

    • Oxford, Cambridge and famous Universities
    • Teamwork and Filmmaking
    Social Education:
    Encourage students to go out of their "Comfort Zone", strive to evolve in a new environment, build positive interpersonal relations, experience different cultures and respect differences
    • Lego Land- Camera, go
    • the British Museum
    • London City Exploration
    Healthy Education:
    Promote "healthy" and "independent" lifestyles and improve their ability to counter adversity and confront challenges
    • British Green Farm-green lifestyle
    • "Go Ape" exploration/ Harry Potter Workshop
    • Natural History Museum
    Economic Education:
    Help students to get a preliminary understanding of the economy, develop healthy spending habits and improve their sensitivity to data
    • BBC/ Shakespeare's Globe
    • Financing class/ Hamleys Business Workshop
    • British Bakery Workshop/Chocolate Workshop/ British Afternoon Tea Apprenticeship Program

    Agenda

    27, Jan.,-8, Feb., 2020(13 Days)

    Agenda City Morning Afternoon Evening
    D1 London Arrive in the UK Accomodation: Student Dorm of Language School
    Finish ASDAN Key Spets Portfolio with guidance of ASDAN tutors and finish filmmaking
    D2 Opening Ceremoney
    ASDAN Key Steps Introduction:
    Develop students' capability of study- experience- review. Students will study different courses, experience different visits and review in ASDAN Key Steps portfolio. ASDAN team leaders will make introduction of the UK culture and customs to help students adapt to the local life
    Key Steps Course 2: My future university and planning (Identity) Visit Oxford University, experience Oxford culture led by Oxford student and learn about majors and recruitment standards of Oxford
    Key Steps Course 1: Team work and film making (Identity) Students work together to make a short film in groups
    D3 GESE Course 1:
    Introduce standards and requirements of GESE exam
    GESE Course 2:
    Discuss hobbies, interests and habits
    D4 Key Steps Course 3:Lego Land-Camera, go (International) Students learn how to make a film in the workshop Key Steps Course 4: Cadbury Chocolate World (Enterprise) learn how to operate and chocolate making process (or) visitShakespeare's Globe (Values) to learn British Drama and enhance student's self-confidence and speaking skills
    D5 GESE Course 3:
    Discuss British culture
    GESE Course 4:
    Learn how to raise questions effectively and make mind map
    D6 Key Steps Course 5: Power and influence of media (Citizenship) Visit BBC to know importance of media and experience broadcasting and programming Field research (Community):
    Students will work together to research into topic "City Development" with guidance of ASDAN tutor and do interview in London to improve team working skill and better know life and culture in London
    D7 GESE Course 5-6:
    Describe mind map with right words
    GESE Course 7:
    Learn key elements of communication
    D8 Key Steps Course 6: Healthy Life (Health)VisitBritish Green Farm,develop green life concept
    (or) Visitthe British Museum (International), closely learn about progress of world history and ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Indian and Babylon civilizations
    D9 Key Steps Course 7: Financing Class-Power of Money (Personal Finance) Key Steps Course 8: My Education Plan- How to apply for ideal university (Identity)
    VisitCambridge,campus, experience its culture and punting, and learn about majors and recruitment standards of Cambridge with guidance of Cambridge staff
    D10 Key Steps Course 9: Chocolate/ Bakery workshop (Health) Learn about UK culture, and think about how to lead a healthy life with proper diet habit Key Steps Course 10: "Go Ape" (Health) Walk through air corridor in forests and complete challenges with teammates to improve sense and ability of survival
    (or) visitHarry Potter Workshop, to learn about film making process and experience charming magic world of Harry Potter
    D11 GESE Course 8:Mock exam and training Key Steps Course 11: Nature (Environment) visitNatural History Museum,
    explore"Fossil and Specimen" and gain the knowledge of environmental friendly
    D12 Sit for GESE exam and get GESE certificate London City Exploration (International):
    Visit Big Ben/ Palace of Westminster/ Buckingham Palace/ London Bridge and Thames
    Closing Ceremony:
    Submit ASDAN Key Steps portfolio to ASDAN UK
    D13 Fly back to China

    Official Partner: Innovation Academy

    German Innovation Course aims to develop students' innovation through multiple activities.
    There are roughly 150 regions around the world where the borders of three cities meet at one spot, 48 of which are in Europe. Hardly any other European regions work as closely and successfully together as the trinational metropolitan Upper Rhine region though. Thousands of professional donors and shopping tourists cross the borders daily.
    EUCOR is a cooperation of universities from all 3 nations, and the Upper Rhine council has been promoting cooperation for over 20 years. The agglomeration of Basel is located centrally, and in addition to the Swiss cantons of urban and rural Basel, the German cities of Weil and Lorrach as well as the French St. Louis area are part of this unique settled area.
    Over the course of only a few hours, this excursion takes students by way of public transport through three different countries and shows the advantages and challenges that come with cross-border interconnectivity: Excursion Trinational Agglomeration Basel.


    Courses and Workshops in Innovation Academy:
    • Historical and Current development of the Town
    • Sustainable Development and Waste Management
    • Renewable Energy
    • Transportation Concept of a “Green City”
    • Black Forest Excursion

    • Solar House
    • Cross Culture Communication
    • Climate Change


    Highlights

    Personal Education

    Inspire innovation and encourage students' thinking of the future

    • Tri-national Cultural Communication
    • Belgium Comic Workshop
    Social Education:
    Encourage students to go out of their "Comfort Zone", strive to evolve in a new environment, build positive interpersonal relations, experience different cultures and respect differences
    • Green City, Modern Village
    • Black Forest Bioenergy Village
    • German Community Environment Management
    • Model European Parliament
    • Lake Constance and EU geopolitics
    • Munich/ Zurich City Exploration
    • Amsterdam Canal Culture
    Healthy Education:

    Promote "healthy" and "independent" lifestyles and improve their ability to counter adversity and confront challenges

    • European Sports Culture
    Economic Education:

    Help students to get preliminary understanding of the economy, develop healthy spending habits and improve their sensitivity to data

    • Made in Germany- Audi/ Benz/ BMW
    • European Chocolate Workshop

    Agenda

    Dates: 27, Jan.,-8, Feb., 2020(13 Days)

    Agenda Country Morning Afternoon Evening
    D1 Germany Arrive in Germany Accomodation: Student Dorm or three star hotel

    Finish ASDAN Key Steps portfolio with guidance of ASDAN tutors

    D2 Openning Ceremony
    ASDAN Key Steps Courses Introduction:
    aim at developing students' capability of study- experience- review. Students will study different courses, experience different visits and review in ASDAN Key Steps portfolio.ASDAN team leaders will make introduction of the European culture and customs to help students adapt to the local life
    Munich City Exploration: Marienplatz Square, Palace of Wittelsbach, Viktualien Market
    D3 Key Steps Course 1: European Sports Culture (Health) Visit Bayern Munich football club to know European people's understanding of sports. Students will do field research of European sports in groups Key Steps Course 2: German Community Environment Management (Environment)
    Students will learn how German communities classify and dispose of wastes from experts and analyze cases to learn wastes classification and uncertainties in disposal. Visit waste processing plant to learn about large scale wastes processing
    D4 Key Steps 3: Made in Germany (Enterprise) Students will visit world-famous German car factory (Audi/ Benz/ BMW) to learn development, modern assembly line and marketing of German car industry Drive to Freiburg
    D5 Key Steps Course 4: Modern Village, Visit Black Forest Bioenergy Village (Environment) Students will walk through Black Forest to learn about efficient new energy power generation and how to become self-sufficient in energy in German villages to protect environment and enjoy the beauty of nature. Students will compare Chinese villages with German villages and raise suggestions to Chinese villages.
    D6 Key Steps Course 5: Cross-cultural communication (International) Students will learn about special political relationship and cultural atmosphere in Tri-national area through case study under guidance of teachers Key Steps Course 6: Cross-cultural communication (International) Students will cruise Lake Constance and learn about joint efforts of Switzerland, Germany and Austria in maintaining the lake. They will also enjoy the beauty of the lake and learn experiences of joint maintenance of multiple countries, as well as political English words
    D7 Switzerland Key Steps Course 7: Vision of Green City (Community)
    Students will look for cases of "Green City" under guidance of teachers and present their findings in English. Students can learn about life style in modern European cities, urbanization and words on environmental protection through such activities
    Drive to Switzerland, and appreciate beauty of Rhine Falls on the way
    D8 Key Steps Course 8: Team Working Skill (Identity) Students will do group research under guidance of ASDAN tutors Zurich City Survey: Students will apply skills learnt from cross-cultural communication training to group research in group of 6 students and present in the evening in groups
    D9 Belgium Drive to Belgium to appreciate views of Brussels Key Steps Course 9: Little Politician (Citizenship) Students will learn development and political concepts of European Union in European Parliament and attend model European Parliament representing European statesmen to interact with citizens and negotiate on policies
    D10 Key Steps Course 10: My First Chocolate Workshop (Enterprise) Students will learn chocolate making skills in chocolate workshop in groups and design first chocolate workshop through innovation to practice innovative thinking Key Steps Course 11: Belgian Comic Workshop (International) Students can learn imaginative thinking in Belgian Comic workshop
    D11 Netherlands Drive to Amsterdam Key Steps Course 12: Amsterdam Canal Culture (International)
    Students will learn ideas of environmental protection through wind power generation in Windmill Town and cruise the canal and draw map of the canal in groups
    D12 Closing Ceremony
    Submit ASDAN Key Steps portfolio to ASDAN UK
    VisitAmsterdam to learn about its status as key port and trading center of Europe and explore reasons why it is open and inclusive
    D13 Fly back to China

    Official Partner: Schwarz Education Center

    Education programs produced by the Museum's Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center utilize exhibitions and our incomparable collections to make the city's history compelling and accessible to young people, serving nearly 50,000 students each year, the great majority of whom attend under-resourced public schools.
    The Center's programs address the persistent, city-wide problem of student underachievement in social studies. Our approach to the subject challenges children to build their critical thinking skills: interpreting evidence; connecting new information and prior knowledge; drawing reasoned conclusions; and communicating their conclusions and reasoning clearly. These skills are crucial to children's success in school, in the workplace, and throughout their lives.
    Programs take place in the Center's state-of-the-art classrooms, museum galleries, and in the city itself. All activities—including our flagship School Programs for groups visiting on field trips, out-of-school time programs, family programs, and professional development workshops for teachers—are led by trained museum educators.


    Leadership Workshops:
     • Lego Land / "M&M"(Enterprise)
     • US Melting Pot Culture(Values)
     • Secrets of DNA(Environment)
     • Future New York City(Community)
     • Development of New York City(Community)
     • Broadway musicals (International)

     • Hershey's Chocolate Factory(Enterprise)
     • NBC(Citizenship)
     • Capitol(Citizenship)
     • Yale, Harvard/ MIT or other famous Universities(Identity)
     • New York City Exploration(International)
     • Scientific Exploration-Green Engineering(Environment)

    Highlights

    Personal Education:
    Inspire innovation and encourage students' thinking of the future
    • Yale, Harvard/ MIT or other famous Universities
    • Broadway Musicals
    • Statue of Liberty
    • Capitol
    • Scientific Exploration-Green Eengineering
    • US Media- Power of Media
    Social Education:
    Encourage students to go out of their "Comfort Zone", strive to evolve in a new environment, build positive interpersonal relations, experience different cultures and respect differences
    • Aerospace Museum, African American Museum
    • National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Washington and New York City Exploration
    Healthy Education:
    Promote "healthy" and "independent" lifestyles and improve their ability to counter adversity and confront challenges
    • Scientific exploration- Secrets of DNA
    Economic Education:

    Help students to get preliminary understanding of the economy, develop healthy spending habits and improve their sensitivity to data

    • New York Lego/ M&M Shop
    • Hershey's Chocolate Factory
    • NBC

    Agenda

    Dates: can be tailored

    Agenda City Morning Afternoon Evening
    Day 1 Washington Arrive in the US Accommodation:
    Student Dorm or three star hotel
    Finish ASDAN Key Steps portfolio with guidance of ASDAN tutors
    Day 2 Opening Ceremony
    ASDAN Key Steps Courses Introduction:
    aim at developing students' capability of study- experience- review. Students will study different courses, experience different visits and review in ASDAN Key Steps portfolio.ASDAN team leaders will make introduction of the US culture and customs to help students adapt to the local life
    Washington City Exploration: Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, White House/Korean War Veterans Memorial

    Visit famous US museums , like Aerospace Museum, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, African American Museum

    Day 3 Key Steps Course 1: Power of public opinion (Citizenship) Learn US news industry in News Museum and how to find news trap and fake news in Digital Media Era, feel power and influence of media, enhance sensitivity to news and information processing capability Key Steps Course 2: Visit United States Congress (Citizenship) Learn about US democratic political system and separation of three powers
    Day 4 Visit Hershey Factory,to learn manufacturing workmanship, development and branch history of the famous chocolate company Drive to New York
    Day 5 New York Key Steps Course 3: Visit "Lego Land"/ "M&M World" (Enterprise) Learn novel marketing strategies and how Lego Land/ M&M attracts kids' and surpass goods of the same kind. Students will show their successful marketing secrets in groups Key Step Course 4: US multi-culture (Values)Learn conflicts and growth of multi-culture in New York. Students will show research results on its immigration culture in groups by display board, documentary or performance under the guidance of Schwarz Education Center teachers
    Day 6 VisitStatue of Liberty, to learn US immigration history Key Steps Course 5: Vision of future New York City (Community)
    Students will consider how to solve problems currently faced by New York and effectively plan for New York's future from perspectives of New Yorker under the guidance of teachers
    Day 7 Key Steps Course 6: Broadway workshop (International)
    Experience Broadway musica drama class
    Visit one of the largest art museums in the world-——Metropolitan Museum of Art, to learn world history of art and appreciate charm of art
    Day 8 Key Steps Course 7: New York City Development (Community) Students will research on how does New York become an International city in groups by looking for first subway station, ethnic groups, financial center- Wall Street, the Fifth Avenue and draw a map of New York Manhattan
    Day 9 Visit NBC, to learn making, operation and culture of US media programs New York City Exploration: Times Square, Central Park, the Fifth Avenue
    Day 10 New Haven Drive to New Haven
    Key Steps Course 8: My University (Identity)Visit Yale campus, experience its culture, and learn about majors and recruitment standards with guidance of its staff
    Drive to Boston
    Day 11 Boston Key Steps Course 9: Scientific exploration- Green Engineering (Environment)
    Students will creatively think and find energy-saving plan for a certain engineering project with Engineers in groups
    (or) Secrets of DNA (Environment) Students will explore genetic secrets through experiments by using many tools and finish DNA model mapping
    Key Steps Cours 10: My University (Identity)Visit Harvard/ MIT campus, experience its culture learn about majors and recruitment standards with guidance of its staff
    Day 12 Closing Ceremony:
    Submit ASDAN Key Steps portfolio to ASDAN UK
    Shopping at Outlets
    Day 13 Fly back to China

    Academic Preparation

    Training Goals Content
    Comprehensive Training ASDAN ASDAN Key Steps Introduction
    ASDAN Key Steps Academic Work Guidance
    UK Culture
    Skill of Communication Communicate Politely with Proper Body Language and Eye Contact
    Speed of Speaking
    Specify the Communicating Objects and Convey the Viewpoint

    参与感言

    马老师
    北京中加学校
    项目带给学生的成就感是无与伦比的,这些天里我能感觉到学生的用心。即便是在乐高乐园里,学生还是始终不忘学习调研的任务。给我印象很深的是街头采访环节,即便刚开始采访被拒绝了,学生还是锲而不舍的努力去做,直到成功。学生自信的提升,他们的成就感、满足感真的是来自于完成任务的过程,这也是对他们付出努力的回报。很少有项目可以像“关键成长”这样让学生们愉快的同时还能有这么多的收获,所以我认为是非常值得来一次的。

    艾老师
    北京中加学校
    在下午的GESE 课堂上,他们与伦敦当地的老师共同探讨这些问题,兼听其他同学的意见,晚上的自习时间,他们在中国带队老师的辅导下,学习、巩固与问题相关的词汇和语法,继而完成每份成长报告。为了给学术报告提供充足的素材、为了给学生提供充分的思考时间、空间,每天的活动行程中都安排了伦敦地区的参访活动。

    杨基民
    贵阳花溪碧桂园学校
    我感觉,在英国十四天的学习,很大程度的提高了自己思考问题的能力。比如讨论 Topic of my city, 刚开始我真的一点没有头绪,慢慢随着学习的深入,我开始学着提出自己的问题,这也帮助我最后的口语考试中取得好成绩。ASDAN 的活动还有很多 Teamwork,很多有趣的活动让你迅速融入到团队中。还有采访街头路人,调查一些 Financial 问题以及问一些关于Media 的问题,这些都提高了自己的沟通能力,让自己跟陌生人对话不再紧张,我真的很推荐大家来参加关键成长项目。

    马美茹
    北京中加学校
    GESE 课堂氛围很好,一点都不枯燥、沉闷,大家都是在很快乐的学习。老师也会参与到她布置的任务中去,同学都很愿意去做这些作业。最难忘的是我们小组一起做的 Cupcakes 商业计划案,小组成员合作写方案,算财务数据,团队合作的感觉真的很好。

    董老师
    苏州外国语学校
    短短的十数天时间,我感觉到了学生们明显的成长和进步,从不爱开口到爱开口,到主动找老师交流。尤其是社会调研采访,一些同学其实生活中面对身边的人都不愿开口说话,现在面对外国人,甚至是非英语母语国家的人,他们都能开始自信主动得跟对方交流。另外一种无形的收获来自于国外生活贴近的体验,不管是深入体验伦敦的公共交通,还是走进当地的蔬菜集市,感受地道的英伦生活、镜头背后伦敦人的生活,这些对学生都有潜移默化的影响。这段经历对学生是历练,也是一个难得的成长锻炼的机会。

    盛嘉仪
    苏州外国语学校
    我觉得这个活动比想象中的“累”,但学到的东西非常多,比如说可以更加流利的跟外国人交流,锻炼自己主动处理问题的能力以及在团队中合作。之前我来过英国,那次时间还挺久的,但感觉这次活动反而收获的更多。首先很多活动是分小组进行的,我是小组的组长,团队合作一直很好,也很开心,学到了怎么样去领导团队。然后活动也很多元化,比如在BBC,学习了解怎么做新闻节目、天气预报,很专业也很有意思。印象很深的还有做 Business Plan,刚开始觉得很难,毕竟初中生嘛,经验不足。但在 ASDAN 老师的指导下,我们逐渐有了思路,开始有了自己产品的定位、团队分工等等,感觉很好。我对未来参加活动的同学建议是:在这里你一开始就要尽量主动些,可以认识很多朋友,这是难得的体验,所以最好要认真一些,把报告写好。

    李思莹
    上海平和光华学校
    ASDAN Key Steps 行程中我印象最深刻的活动是团队合作。一天的团队活动中我们要自己设计采访问题、访问他人并制作视频,这都是我从未尝试过的活动,对我个人而言是非常大的突破。行程中 Go Ape 野人计划探险之旅是我最喜欢的,除了锻炼身体还锻炼了胆量和谋略。我会推荐我的朋友们来参加关键成长项目。

    Registration and Payment Process

    Step 1: Registration and Passport Application (Sep.-Nov. 2019)

    For students who apply through their school, please fill in the personal information on the application form and send to ASDAN staff or your school teacher. For students who don't have a passport yet, please apply for a passport first.

    Step 2: Contract Signing Protocol (Oct.-Dec.2019)

    Parents will sign program contracts with ASDAN China. Once the contract is received, student or parents should pay the required fees through bank transfer within 5 working days.

    Step 3: Visa (Nov.-Dec. 2019)

    After receiving passport, students should, in accordance with the visa material package, prepare relevant materials and submit to ASDAN China. ASDAN China will make an appointment and arrange for all other visa formalities.

    Step 4: Academic Training (Dec.-Jan. 2019 )

    Once students complete payment, ASDAN China will send professional trainers to schools to give an introductory training.

    Step 5: Participate in the Key Steps Program (Jan.-Feb. 2020)

    Participate in the Key Steps program; students will travel around the selected country and complete the ASDAN portfolio under their ASDAN Trainer's guidance and submit the final report to ASDAN UK.

    Step 6: Receive Results (Mar. 2020)

    The final results will be announced within 30 working days after the report submission through ASDAN China’s WeChat account. Students who have passed the review will gain the Key Steps Award.