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Hillside World Academy - Primary Video

These two video’s aim to demonstrate that as a community school, our focus is on integrating both the discipline of Eastern pedagogy, with the creative and collaborative values of Western pedagogy via the IB programme.

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Hillside World Academy - Kindergarten Video

These two video’s aim to demonstrate that as a community school, our focus is on integrating both the discipline of Eastern pedagogy, with the creative and collaborative values of Western pedagogy via the IB programme.

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Grade 11 Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Trip to Hoi An, Vietnam

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” I am haunted by the memory of an image. A 10-minute encounter.Donating bags of rice to poor people in the Hoi An countryside. One of our recipients, a mentally handicapped woman living on her own in a “house” made for her by the Vietnamese government because she cannot afford her own. A house with no doors and windows. In the summer, no respite from the searing heat. In the monsoon season, no shelter from the storm.

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What ‘Transdisciplinary’ Means for your Child

Many of you would have stumbled upon the term ‘transdisciplinary’ throughout yours or your child’s IB education. But what does it mean, exactly? Over this weekend, I read an article in The Independent about how countries such as Finland are reforming their entire education system to something called ‘phenomenon-based’ teaching, where students are taught by topic, as opposed to subject-specific lessons. Not unlike the IB PYP, ‘phenomenon’ teaching encourages students to combine knowledge and skills from different subject areas in a classroom activity.

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