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有思辯能力的人,才是未來的人才

「談談你是怎樣的人。」 「為什麼應該錄取你而不是別人?」 「如果要能改變高中生活,你會做些什麼?」 「你對最近的頭條新聞有什麼看法?」 「你會如何定義『成功』?」 這是在台MIT(麻省理工大學)面試官湯瑪麗分享眾多面試考題的其中 五個問題,目的是了解學生的個人特質、能不能澄清問題、解釋個人觀點,並展現出個人的學習深度、廣度與緯度。說到考試,台灣向來不缺會讀書的學生,新聞頭條總是有獲得各式各樣英文檢定滿分的達人;但面對來自全球的競爭者,這樣就能讓自己的履歷,從世界級名校眼中脫穎而出嗎? 語言是表達的工具,沒有觀點的表達,只是沒有靈魂的聲音! 美國的教育哲學深信: 當學生具備"思辯"與"邏輯"能力,就能在各個領域型塑他們的未來;這從SAT及ACT兩種升大學標準測驗,對Critical reading 與Writing的重視可見一班。要從激烈競爭的行列出線,就要培養擁有觀點的聲音。 回過頭來看看台灣,缺乏英語環境及適當教學方式下,光靠填鴨式的"補"字訣,就要培養孩子的思辯能力談何容易? 艾力美語大學預備課程(College preparatory program),率先在台灣用全美語的方式,以非考試導向的課程設計,幫助學生建立自主學習的能力、批判思考的能力、學術思想的表達及面對國外升學評測的能力;讓孩子在英語表達是於理有據,具備公正平衡以及縝密思考的內函;並對未來海外求學之旅作好準備。 艾力美語大學先修預備課程拒絕「背多分」,採用經典的蘇格拉底教學法(Socratic teaching methods),涵蓋詩、劇、新聞、廣告、小說、散文、經典文學各式文本,讓孩子對比各方觀點與多元論述,討論、剖析、挑戰各方立場,主張自我理念。除了孩子全面加深英文讀、寫能力,更賦予學生思辯能力與觀點表達技巧。 未來等待的人才,是具備思辨能力的人;要從世界級名校眼中脫穎而出,就要培養擁有觀點的聲音! 了解更多,快看!: 美國大學預備課程簡介

二月 26th, 2019|Evocation, 校刊|

L6 December 2018

This month has been a successful month for Level 6. In writing we finished our writing peace on a haunted house and everyone successfully completed their public speaking assignment of reading it to the class. We then worked on our Christmas letters to invite people to our Christmas party. We [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|

Level 4 December, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents, It has been another productive month for the Level 4 class. Their understanding of the core subjects – Speaking, Reading, and Writing – is continuously improving and efforts towards other disciplines such as Science, Social Studies, and Research have also proved to be fruitful. In Spelling, we have [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|

Level 2A December, 2018 Newsletter

Well, another month has passed in the 2A class, and the students have shown substantial growth. We have covered numerous themes since the past newsletter starting with the very appropriate Winter and Christmas. We covered Dinosaurs, Police and Firefighters. The students took very well to each of these, surprising me [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|

Level 4A December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents, As Christmas approaches the students are approaching exam time and with it they are showing an increased aptitude in their understanding of the English language and the world around them. Their science unit has been a strange combination of elements as they finished off the biomes portion by [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|

L5 December 2018

Dear Parents It has been a very successful month in L5. They have all been working very hard and have made a lot of progress. We wrote Christmas invitations for our Christmas party that was hosted this month. This was a huge success, and lots of money was raised for [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|

Level 5A December 2018, Newsletter

Hello Parents! As December comes to and end I would like to share some of the topics we covered this month. In grammar class we finished looking into the different parts of a sentence. We are now able to recognize different parts in any given sentence such as Naming and [...]

一月 16th, 2019|校刊|