Education That Goes Beyond the Walls of a School

UCSI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IS A SCHOOL LIKE NO OTHER. HERE, WE LEARN TO BE DIFFERENT.

At UCSI International School, we work on education that goes beyond the walls of a school or also known as experiential learning. These help the student to apply the theory and content learnt in books to a real-world context or experiences. As a school, we know that experiences influence the learning process.  We understand that students need to develop skills, and they need models and examples that are real to reflect and process them in a different context.

The students can develop skills and values from their past experiences to adapt the ability to contribute back to the community.

Students are also encouraged to collaborate and exchange their ideas and perspectives. As such, they can learn to take initiative, make decisions and be responsible for the outcomes.  At UCSI International School, students go on camps that allow them to learn beyond the walls of a school, take field trips that encourages and demonstrates the connections between theory and book knowledge to real-life situations.  The teachers also incorporate project-based learning into the curriculum. From these experiences, students gain new perspectives and knowledge that can be applied to future situations.  The traditional rote learning style of education where students are passive learners does not prepare students for the 21st Century.  Our teachers integrate active learning activities with a concrete experience that lead to reflection and connections.

 

The benefits are:

  • Students grasp concepts better
  • Students are encouraged to be more creative problem solvers
  • Students are encouraged to reflect
  • Students can make “mistakes” that lead to valuable experiences
  • Students have a better attitude towards learning