October 14, 2015

Happy birthday to Stanley & Culture shock…boom

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02yb2dr

Understand that Stanley would prefer to keep a low profile, but let's put our hands together and wish him a very happy birthday! We celebrate his birthday over the lunch that lasted very very long in conjunction with the journey we are about to embark on for the whole year. It was such a preasure start as the topics were all about marriage, social pressure, investment and educational system etc. except for either mini or mega projects.....Then the culture shock just totally floods into my mind, and I am sure Ipek and Vannessa feel the same. Wanna know in details? sorry it's our secret haha...

Now for a taster of the culture shock, lets see how the Chinese education system challenge the UK one. An experiment called " Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school" had been carried out by a UK high school and filmed by BBC documentary that 50 british students had to spend one month of school under the classes run by 5 chinese teachers, then they will sit in with other students to take the exams. The experiment is taken under the circumstances that UK students are falling behind in international competitions and wishes to see whether chinese education works in UK.

Taster is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02yb2dr OR http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTMwMzMwMjkzMg==.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

The result (or you should say the short-term result) is not suprising but is it really the right approach to teach and to learn? The question is still haunting. Coming from a highly result-oriented background no matter in education, work force or even social context, I can already sense how my way of learning, living and performing will be challenged throughout the year.


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  1. I agree with you, Jing.. While we were talking over our cultures, we realised the diversties and many variables among the cultures…
    It is really excited to thing about what we will share and learn during this year..
    But the conversation should be kept as secret;)

    14 Oct 2015, 22:21

  2. I agree the conversation is to be kept secret. I loved the way we all talked about our cultures. I am waiting to see how this diversity can be used as an asset in the coming months. Thank you so much for your wishes Zing.

    15 Oct 2015, 21:46


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