We really appreciate what Taiwanese friends taking care of our students, especially offering them a nice learning environment. Overall, Students and teachers were quite satisfied with the ASEP2010 which was carried by Kaohsiung steering Committee.
We could learn a
lot from the perspectives of experiential learning. Every event such as farewell
party or the presentation was thoroughly carried out.
1 ICE Breaking activity
My students looked so happy to have dinner, Christmas parry, with I-Shou university students. They are kindly accompanied with them to Sightseeing spot preparing their collaborative presentation.
The more they had time, the more their relationship improved, I believe.
2 Collaborative work toward the designated day, Presentation day.
They tried so hard to complete their presentation despite the fact that time was quite limited. They shared the contents into two parts, International Collaboration and personal support with warmhearted attitudes.
Compared to the high school Student Presentation , their presentation was not so good from the view point of the criteria suggested by the forerunners. As you know the asep and wym has been carried out over the decade. The forerunners contributed to the building up what is important matters when creating presentation.
They should have learnt how to make an effective presentation form the viewpoint developed over the WYM and ASEP events,
As for the newcomers joining the event as a first time, teachers should have strongly suggested them showing them the role model , good presentation using video clips.
It was so pity we could not have time to arrange for that.
ASEP, WYM already
became widely known, we began to consider the Joint
presentation the result of Group skills. Group Skills comprises leadership,
note taking , data analysis and time management. These
are call 21th century skill with higher order thinking.
we consider authenticity of learning, ASEP and WYM are based of real world
context rather than passively receiving the knowledge. JP students are
expected to overcome the differences and conflicts caused by cultural background
and the differences of the revel of English communication.
or party are very useful to get to know each other and
enhance the mutual understandings. The
engaging preparation, generous sharing and insightful discussions had been very
meaningful, fruitful and inspiring for all of them. It was truly an eye-opener
to see how to reach the goal of Presentation on the designated day. We should
now for teachers that constructivist theory such as the way to construct their
meaning by doing and challenging the issues.
The process of ASEP should be divided into 3 parts. The
preparations phase, Face to Face meeting, the post event phase.
The preparations phase.. Student are supposed to try to set up their presentation
organization according to the criteria pointed out by forerunners. At this
stage they are strongly suggested to build up interrelation using Face book
which work well for daily exchange.
Face to Face meeting
Before the designated day, student should be instructed by
teachers what they acquire the group skills to incorporate different opinion
Workshop are needed to break through the wall of mind barriers.
Role of teachers as
Teacher training is needed to design based on constructivism
They should know how to use higher order thinking
:Wikispaces, Mind mapping took., face book,
Clarifying the sequence of learning ,
teachers should lead the participants to act and play the member who had the
competencies of group workers.