What is Stepping Stones?
It is a skills development and PSHE/Citizenship programme aimed at learners aged 7 to 12. It sets the children challenges, encourages planning and reviewing and enables them to record their own achievements. Stepping Stones is particularly suitable as an accreditation framework for Transition programmes, Every Child Matters (ECM), SEAL, PSHE 2011, active citizenship, environment education, money matters, residential courses and international links.
Who is it for?
Its flexibility and adaptability allows teachers to use Stepping Stones with children of all abilities in this age group,and in a wide variety of settings – schools, PRUs, activity and youth clubs, residential centres and alternative education.
The Stepping Stones Award programme offers a well-resourced curriculum covering a range of topics within a framework of PSHE and Citizenship themes. It including 12 optional courses and 16 skill-based learning.
Valuing Each Other
Trips and Visits
Stepping Stones Skills
Planning and Reviewing
Looking After Yourself
Working With Others
This Certificate can prove the students take the considerable time and effort, and accumulated a certain amount of knowledge and skills to improve the quality ability in a specific area such as leadership, Environment, Health, Citizenship and so on.
ASDAN CHINA will provide the FREE Training Session in the Teachers’ Conference. It aims to cultivate teachers’ planning and design ability in the Short Course teaching process. Also, for the Teachers who are outstanding in the whole process of Short Course, they can receive the certificate of “Outstanding Quality Education Tutor” from ASDAN.
Training Hours: 5-6 Hours
Training place: See below
Northern China：Ms. 18813043723
Southern China：Ms. 13424049890
Central West：Ms. 18883255512
Eastern China：Ms. 18521505623
May 5th, 2018
May 12th, 2018
May 26th, 2018
June 2nd, 2018
March 24th, 2018.
December 14th, 2017
October 14th, 2017
March 24th, 2018
December 2nd, 2017
March 24th, 2018
November 18th, 2017
March 31st, 2018
October 29th, 2017
April 1st, 2018
October 21st, 2017
The stepping stones is well placed to meet the needs of many different types of learners, providing a including secondary schools, training provision and non-formal contexts.
Currently the level of extra-curricular activities differs hugely from school to school. Stepping Stones can help schools to set up a systematic extra curriculum and assessment with specific credit System along with improving teachers' abilities to develop extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, it can improve the quality of current activities and provide visible outcomes for learners' parents and principals.
It offers 12 different topics which can help the new school to form a basis of their extra curriculars by using the Stepping Stones activities as its framework.
ASDAN Stepping Stones are a good way to demonstrate that subject entitlements have been met in a way that is appropriate to the needs of individual learners: To help learners develop and demonstrate a range of skills through their activities and studies; To help learners develop and demonstrate understanding on a specific area; To recognize and reward learners’ personal achievement on a specific area.
ASDAN Stepping Stones are available for aged 13-19+ learners. Each learner is required to participate activities, collect evidence and complete their course portfolio.
- The responsible teacher can be accredited with an "ASDAN Outstanding Teacher Award"
- Evidence to approve their outcome in tutoring activities
- Help to enrich schools extra curricular activities
Good English is helpful to run Stepping Stones but it's not required. And it's not necessary for teachers to be an expert on one topic to carry it out. As long as the responsible teacher is dedicated, we believe that the teachers and students will both have a positive experience when exploring the course together.
ASDAN Stepping Stones are different from our traditional classes. We encourage learner-centred education which means that teachers will act only as a guide to their learners, so that they can learn and carry activities out more independently.
We suggest a group of over 15 students for each course due to some specific requirements that involve team work and classmate participation.
We suggest that each course not last than one semester.
In order to ensure the quality of courses, we suggest that one teacher takes one course at at time. It is possible to run another one when he/she completes the previous one.
ASDAN Stepping Stones aim at engaging students' learning progress and reflection of their work. We recognize those who complete their challenges and demonstrate their knowledge and skill on that course. Generally, the passing rate is very high as there is different level of credits awarded and the award is focused on participation.