Tesla Talk Week September 18th 2020

Mr.Robin Klymow 


Director of Studies

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In last week’s Newsletter I placed information about the Learner Profile for you to see. This week I just want to mention what is often heard in this country and many others, that is 21st Century Learning Skills.

Below is some information from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and I am reminding you of what you probably already know, but more importantly how we at Tesla are building the detail to engage learners with not only the knowledge but the skills to succeed as they grow up. A short question for you all is one that a colleague asked me the other day: “Do you think children will be taught writing by 2030, or will they just use a tablet?”. Great question and I wonder what you think that future looks like?

The World Economic Forum (WEF), a non-profit based organisation in Switzerland and famous for its Davos Summit. It is academic group that develops its findings based on research, and therefore has access to a considerable degree of work being done across the world.

The WEF 21st Century Skills were released last year and I share them now as they do show that Tesla is on the right path. I am not so bold to say we are anywhere near achieving such learning yet the focus and development, at Tesla does show we are correct in the direction we are taking. The first skill is Literacy and it is at the top of the list for without it the remainder will not be realized.

  1. Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. ICT literacy
  4. Scientific literacy
  5. Financial literacy
  6. Cultural and civic literacy
  7. Critical thinking and problem solving
  8. Creativity
  9. Communication
  10. Collaboration
  11. Curiosity
  12. Initiative
  13. Persistence/grit
  14. Adaptability
  15. Leadership
  16. Social and cultural

This is a very comprehensive list and I placed it in the newsletter for you to conside r where children in the current Primary Section of Tesla night be gaining experiences of those skills.

You can see the whole report in the link below, but I wanted to explain a little more about the IB approach and the Learner Profile also. The skills above do compare well with the Learner Profile.

However, it makes sense for us that the Learner Profile as it is more understandable and can be actioned by teachers to help children to learn and I would hope achieve some of those skills listed by the WEF.

 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/

Thank you and have a good weekend,

Robin Klymow
Director of Studies at Tesla School.

CLASS

Little Explorers students are playing with the English teacher.

Pioneers students are playing indoor and outdoor activities, making face masks.

Discoverers students learn to draw Portrait.

Adventurers students learn vocabularies of Human bone Structure with Mr.Nial and learn Multi- sport.

Mailbox students are in English lesson “Vocabularies: ruler and pencil”.

Students of Sailing Boat are in Art lesson “Drawing the sky”.

Grade 4 students are in Science lesson “The role of vitamins, minerals, fiber”.

Parent support

  • Parents please prepare a tablet (operating system Android 7 or iPad 2017) for your children to learn AI-Robotics from week September 14th, Parents kindly read with your child the “information technology policy” in the Parent and Student Handbook at https://tesla.edu.vn/en/admissions/handbook/
  • Drop off time: To ensure the safety of students, please bring the card with you when picking up your child aT school.
  • After School Activities (ASAs): On Monday and Friday, we have some activities ( the fee will be charged) such as Swimming, Basketball, Abacus mathemetics, Piano, Outdoor sports activities. We will sent to use a Link Survey to register for your children as soon as possible. We are going to apply these activities started the next Friday.

CÁC SỰ KIỆN

  • Event Middle Autumn in 29th September, 2020.

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