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Curriculum System

Subjects

National curriculum

14 courses


Languages, Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Taoism, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Music, Fine Arts, Sports, Information Technology, Integrated Practice

School-based curriculum (a)



ATL (Learning Method Skills)


The IB program identifies five categories of learning methodologies, which are communication, social, self-management, research and thinking skills. This can help students learn how to learn. The leader teacher and the ATL head teacher will take the daily morning breaks from 8:00 am to 8:15 am and use different theme activities to help students understand, develop and master their skills. These educational reforms break through the traditional discipline-oriented teaching methods and transit to skills-based and process-oriented learning, advocating a learning style that is self-regulated by students.

School-based curriculum (b)

Comprehensive practical courses: expansion camp, green farm practice, outdoor survival


Expansion camp: It starts at the beginning of each school year and lasts for 2 days. In the expansion camp, student will experience the activities for team building, personal challenge, team communication and collaboration. It will help teachers and students learn to cooperate with each other and have the courage to take the initiative to face the challenge.


Green Farm Practice and Outdoor Survival Courses: Once per academic year, which lasts for 2 days. This course takes moral education as the core, focuses on innovation and green agriculture, and enables students to work hard in the field. It helps cultivate students’ hard-working spirit and better understand the society. It also expands extra-curricular knowledge and improves students’ ability of self-care and social practice.

School-based curriculum (c)

English school-based curriculum (IMPACT, INSIDE)


IMPACT and INSIDE cover interdisciplinary topics, student activities and learning programs. It promotes self-expression, global citizenship, and active participation. Meanwhile, it also encourages students to explore who we are and what we want to be when learning English. This set of textbooks brings us knowledge of real learning, multicultural experiences and the message text of National Geographic. It enables learners to access unique study content and the latest discovery. Immersed in articles written by well-known writers and geographers of National Geographic, learners also greatly enhance their reading ability.


English Elective Courses (MMUN, Creative Writing, English Drama, Fun Club)


MMUN is an activity around the world. Children can learn diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations’ knowledge. In the MMUN, students will learn how the United Nations works through its major institutions, as well as the voting procedures. This will foster students' critical thinking skills, speaking skills and collaborative skills.


Creative writing is a supporter for expressing ideas, emotions and feelings. It is not simply passing messages. In the creative writing class, students will learn a great deal of writing strategies and methods, such as personification, metaphor, definition, etc., to express their opinions and feelings in a more imaginative, unique and poetic way.


English drama   "DRAMA" is a word derived from the Greek, meaning "to do" or "to perform." DRAMA is to perform a story. Whether serious, humorous, ancient or modern, it is able to interpret human life through performances in different settings. In BaiShan school's DRAMA class, students will learn the words in the scripts and different performance skills to enhance their self-confidence and cooperative ability through role-play and games.


Fun Club   In Fun Club students will never feel bored. They will perform a lot of foreign activities such as board games, cultural / tourism vocabulary, science experiments, puzzles, etc. as well as outdoor activities such as sports or fitness activities. In Fun Club, only one thing that is waiting for students are "innovative" and "exploration", which will help them expand English vocabulary.

School-based curriculum (d)

Specialty extension courses


Archery, Table Tennis, Printmaking, LEGO Robots, Accordion, Dance, Chorus, Science and Technology, Student Organizations (Tea Art, Debate, Film and Film Appreciation)

School-based curriculum (e)

Character shaping lesson


Combined with the traditional Chinese excellent culture, students develop six core literacy and international education philosophy. We selected twelve positive attitudes that a learner should have as our educational plan. They are Appreciation, Sympathy, Commitment, Passion, Confidence, Independence, Cooperation, Integrity, Creativity, Respect, Curiosity and Tolerance.

School-based curriculum (f)

Mental health education course


The mental health courses are for all the students. We carry out preventive and developmental mental health education and provide remedial and corrective counseling to a few of students who have mental distress and psychological disorders so as to enhance their psychological quality and fully develop their potential and to cultivate students’ optimistic, upward psychological quality, which promote the healthy development of students’ personality as the goal. For different sections, we carry out different mental health education and counseling.


The main purpose of Grade 7 is to develop students’ habits. We help students adapt to the learning environment and learning requirements of junior middle schools, clarify their roles, develop their correct concept of learning, learn how to learn, live and communicate and initially grasp the psychological health knowledge.


Grade 8 is mainly facing with learning strategies and the adjustment of psychological anxiety. So we help students understand the basic knowledge of mental health and the formation of mental health awareness. We also help them master the simple method of psychological adjustment, gradually learn to adjust and control their emotions and wills, and inhibit their impulsive behavior.


Grade 9 is facing the problem of pressure to go to advanced school. So we try to help them break through the pressure, and let them gradually adapt to various changes in life and society.


Students' psychological potentials and psychological quality are improved by exerting influence on students, improving students' cognitive structure, developing students' non-intelligence factors such as interests, habits and intentions as well as self-awareness and cognition.

Our Affiliations: Qingdao Amerasia International School BaiShan Montessori Teacher Education Institute Professional Committee of Basic Education of Private Educational Association in Shandong Province