MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT TSE

In our Education, we certainly hope our children could “learn happily” but how can we achieve that goal? In the last school year, our school promoted the development of children’s sociality through “Music and Drama”, under a huge of success, we decide to keep it going in this school year. It is known from children’s interest are rising by the teacher’s teaching from “Music and Drama”, and can help the children develop in moral, intellectual, physical, social, beauty, and spiritual development with good results.

Learning is to understand more things in our life. J.M. Keller proposed the ARCS learning model, which indicates Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction. The school uses music as a medium of instruction, allowing children to learn in a relaxed and funny way. Such teaching approach would induce children’s learning motivation. To give a simple example: children usually eat slowly during meal times, our school teach them by singing the song “Sense of Responsibility”, children are encouraged to eat on their own and cultivate an independent attitude. Singing can attract children’s attention and the content of the lyrics is related to children’s life experience. In addition, “music” is highly infectious and can bring joyful emotions to children. They can learn naturally and spontaneously when they sing repeatedly. The new knowledge content makes it self-confidence and satisfaction.

The school has always used the truths of the Bible to shape children’s pure and upright character and guide them to establish a positive life from their early age, and actively face the challenges of growth. We hope that children can learn valuable, enrich experience, and broaden their horizons through music and happy learning.

Relevance

Six strategies are drawn up in teaching: Experience, Present Worth, Future Usefulness, Need Matching, Modeling, and Choice.

Confidence

Strategies to increase confidence are divided into: Requirements, Difficulty, Expectations, Attributions, and Self-Confidence, these methods allow students to understand the content of the course.

Attention

In teaching, the strategies for attracting attention are divided into six categories: Incongruity and Conflict, Concreteness, Variability, Humor, Inquiry and Participation.

Satisfaction

Including: Natural Consequences, Unexpected Rewards, Positive Outcomes, Negative Influences, and Scheduling. These methods give learners a chance to get internal and external feedback at the right time, and then build up personal achievement and satisfaction.