2020 Summer English Camp: My life and my future, all in my portfolio
For today’s teens to be able to compete in an increasingly international, digital and globalized society, they need to be equipped with a number of key skills whilst also maintaining their own personality and cultural identity. Some of the essential skills many teenage students struggle with are:
- Thinking critically and being able to analyse the information, news and media that surrounds them in the 21st century.
- Being able to express their opinions at ease in the classroom on a range of subjects, making themselves understood to others and work well in groups.
- The ability to collaborate with peers to work effectively together and achieve a common goal, such as a project or presentation.
- Think creatively and discover new and innovative ways to solve problems, which in addition to helping to optimise performance in other subjects at school, will also benefit students when entering higher education.
- Having an awareness of different cultures around the world, and have a respect and understanding of others, which will help to find common ground with people we meet at school, or later when studying, working or traveling.
- Be a discerning user of digital media and discover how to embed technology safely into learning.
- Be autonomous learners – the ability to be self-motivated, have key learner skills and reflect on their own learning.
This summer, teens students will learn how to create a portfolio that will consolidate their English learning experience in an inquiry-based approach. Students need to ask themselves:
- What do I already know about the subject?
- What do I want to know about the subject?
- What have I learned about the subject?
Students will cover 4 topics over the week. On the last day, they can choose to do a more in-depth activity on their favourite topic, which will be put in each portfolio in a picture. Your child will write about it and present what they have created to their class.