EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM
Experiential Learning is a vital cornerstone of life at the Academy. All students in Grade 3 to 5 participate in this carefully sequenced program that promotes learning skills in critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, collaboration, global citizenship, service and communication. Our students gain real-world experience that is connected to academic studies through Eight Virtues + One. The experiential learning outcomes complement and enrich classroom learning.
The details of two Experiential Learning Programs (ELP1 and ELP2) held each year are as follows:
Experiential Learning Program 1 (ELP1): Outdoor Adventure
ELP1 allows our students to develop leadership skills, resilience, courage, cooperation, tolerance, problem solving abilities, and physical endurance. The experiential learning activities focus on a range of characteristics and attributes drawn from our vision, mission, and values statements, as well as sources such as the IB Learner Profile, including: cooperation, communication, creative thinking, responsibility, respect, independence, curiosity, commitment, enthusiasm, tolerance, and empathy. Our students have opportunities to show their creativity, learn more about our environment, and discover how we can help protect Hong Kong’s environment and the world’s natural gifts. One of the most positive outcomes of experiential learning is the strengthening of the bonds between the different members of our learning community. ELP participants enjoy memorable shared experiences that cannot be created in the classroom.
Experiential Learning Program 2 (ELP2): Chinese Humanities
Providing developmentally appropriate and sequential learning opportunities immersed in Chinese culture and closely linked to the Academy’s school-based Chinese Humanities curriculum. ELP2 trips are designed to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom. ELP themes include but are not limited to valuing diversity, respect for self, others and the environment, ability to take well-considered risks, a commitment to social justice, and service to the community.