DLF Public School hosted a delegation of International participants from Taiwan, on Dec 14, 2017, which included Taiwanese Government Representative and four Principals from Taipei city. The delegation was probing possibilities to tie up with selected schools in India for building International partnership with them.
The delegation included Ms. Ying-Chun-Chen, Sub-division Chief, Division of Strategic Planning, Department of Education, Taipei City Government and Ms. Lisa Luo, Senior Education Manager who came over as a part of the ISA Study Visit Program, in partnership with British Council Taiwan. The delegation was keen on observing primarily, how the school has embedded International dimension in its curriculum and activities.
The delegation took a guided tour across the school visiting primary and intermediate wings with Principal Seema Jerath and Executive Director Dr. Mrignaini, to estimate the learning pedagogies and culture adopted in the school. The group observed the engagement of the learners in STEAM classes, award winning researches of the thinking classes and waste management activity. The visiting delegates also participated in an ongoing skype session of Grade V students who were interacting with schools in Philippines, Sri Lanka and Egypt to discuss ‘Climate Change and Control around the Globe’, a SDG Goal: 13. They were intrigued by the way English language learning was conducted through an activity in a primary classroom as also by the Mock-UN Session on Climate Change around the globe. The students looked happy and excited as the guests warmly socialized with the children.
The delegates seemed more than pleased with the learning pedagogies conducted in the school and appreciated the personalized learning culture as well as the prevalent best practices of the school such as ‘Smiley Badges’ and ‘Goodwill Piggy bank’. The delegates were presented with small souvenirs made by students of school entrepreneur club ‘Money Plant’. The school has always encouraged and believed that school partnerships are a great way to bring intercultural education to life for young learners by introducing them to new cultures and languages.
Mr. Wen-Hung Liu, Principal, Taipei Municipal Jan Cheng Junior High School showed keen interest in partnering with the school and promised to collaborate for an exchange program in October 2018.