Home » Training for Beijing Chinese Teachers in December 2012

Training for Beijing Chinese Teachers in December 2012

Advertisements

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3090IMG_3092

 

Training Schedule for Chinese teachers from Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College

 

Date Day Venue Time Training topic Trainer
2-12-12 Sunday

Arrival at KLIA

 

Accommodation

At Empire Subang

     
3-12-12 Monday

 

Day 1 Training

 

 

WM Campus

9:00am-12:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Discussion:

How to integrate TOK and knowledge of Beijing heritages into Expedition programme

Session (1)

 

 

Discussion:

How to integrate TOK and knowledge of Beijing heritages into Expedition programme

Session (2)

 

 

DP coordinator

Marcos, Ms Tee and

Chinese teachers from Beijing

4-12-12 Tuesday

 

Day 2 Training

 

WM campus 9:00am-12:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Discussion:

How to integrate TOK and knowledge of Beijing heritages into Expedition programme

Session (3)

 

 

Discussion:

How to integrate TOK and knowledge of Beijing heritages into Expedition programme

Session (4)

 

 

DP coordinator

Marcos, Ms Tee and

Chinese teachers from Beijing

5-11-12 Wednesday

 

Day 3 Training

 

Subang Campus   Discussion on expedition itinerary and preparation for PPT for Parent’s session Ms Tee and

Chinese teachers from Beijing

6-12-12 Thursday

 

Day 4 Training

 

Subang Campus   Discussion and preparation for expedition booklet

 

Ms Tee and

Chinese teachers from Beijing

7-12-12 Friday

Day 5

Training

 

Subang Campus   Continue to discuss and prepare for expedition booklet

 

Discussion on student preparation-

prior research topics and learning expectations.

Ms Tee and

Chinese teachers from Beijing

8-12-12 Saturday

Departure to Beijing

       

 

Agenda – Dec. 3, 2012.

The MYP Grade 11 Beijing Expedition 2013 – TOK training session (1) and (2)

  1. School tour
  2. Objectives of MYP Expedition
  3. Integration of Theory of Knowledge and Knowledge of Beijing Heritage into the Expedition Programme
    1. Types of knowledge
    2. Ways of knowing
    3. Culture
    4. Language

All discussed with the trip and historical sites framework

 

  1. A.    Exploring What is Knowledge – Areas of Knowledge

Forbidden City:  Students are told that after their visit to Forbidden City they will be able to identify different types of knowledge.

Guiding questions/self-reflection:

  1. What kind of knowledge(s) do you have?
  2. What kind of knowledge(s) do you think it takes to build such a palace?

 

Proposed Questions by Chairman

Questions regarding life in the Forbidden City:

  1. Women? Eunuchs? Hierarchies?
  2. Possible political questions: Why China collapsed in the past?
  3. How did it recover? Why is China so powerful today?
  4. What is China doing so well? (compared to Russia (communist collapsed), India (also it has large population)
  5. What has contributed to China’s success? Will it be equally success in the next 50 years?
  6. Do nothing – nothing you can do – discuss

 

B. Beijing City Planning Exhibition Hall

  1. What is Beijing’s Central Axis and why is its importance and helping us to understand this city?
  2. What is the role of knowledge in urban development?
  3. What do we need to know in order to foster sustainable urban growth?
  4. How do we develop knowledge for development?
  5. How do we define progress?
  6. Is development progress? Beijing floods and be Forbidden City?
  7. What kind or sciences we need to know and apply in city development?
  8. What do you thin­­k is the meaning of knowledge-based development?
  9. What does symmetry reveals about Chinese culture?
  10. Is technology always effective in development?
  11. Why is symmetry so important in Chinese culture?

 

THE TOK Guide to Beijing m

THEME: Past Present and Future

POSSIBLE BIG QUESTIONS

How do we perceive the world around us?

Do we know anything at all?

From where do we get our knowledge?

 

Beijing’s Big Question

Pre-visit Question

  1. 1.     When was Beijing founded?
  2. 2.     Who founded it?

Question

  1. 1.     Why is Beijing the capital of China?

Activity

 

China’s Big Question

Pre-visit Questions

  1. 1.     Why China dynasties collapsed in the past?
  2. 2.     What did the Ming and Qing dynasties ended?
  3. 3.     What does Chinese walls reveals about the Chinese character?
  4. 4.     How did China recovered?
  5. 5.     Why is China so powerful today?

Questions

  1. 1.     What is China doing so well? (compared to Russia (communist collapsed), India (also it has large population))
  2. 2.     Is democracy the best way to govern a country?
  3. 3.     How can a government serve its people best? Has the Chinese government fulfilled its mission? Yes. No. Why?

Activity
Discuss: Is China’s superpower status a threat to others? Why. Why not?

 

 

 

  1. A.    Problems of Knowledge
  • Tiananmen Square – this will be starting point of our Beijing TOK exploration and here students will be asked to contemplate the extent of human knowledge and sources of human knowledge.

Pre-visit Questions

  1. Who built Tiananmen Square?
  2. What elements do you see that defines Chinese history? Past and present.
  3. What is the meaning of the carving on the Hero’s monument?

 

Question

  1. How does Tiananmen Square helps to foster Chinese national identity?

 

Activity
For group discussion not to be held at the site:
– What does recent events that took place reveals about the Chinese government?

 

  1. B.    Exploring What is Knowledge – Areas of Knowledge
  • Forbidden City:  Students are told that after their visit to Forbidden City they will be able to identify different types of knowledge.

Pre-visit Questions
1.
Who built the Forbidden City?
2. When was it built?
3. Who lived there?
4. Why do we call it the Forbidden City?
5. How were life conditions then?
6. How do you think woman and eunuchs lived then?

Questions

  • What kind of knowledge(s) do you have?
  • What kind of knowledge(s) do you think it takes to build such a palace?
  • What do you think is the meaning of the Forbidden City to the Chinese people?
  • Does Chinese from China and Chinese from abroad have the same perceptions? Yes. No. Why?

Activity
1. Identify similarities and differences in ways in which the Forbidden have been utilized in the past and in the way it is utilized in the present.

2.
Can you find elements within the palace that represent different types of knowledge? Please provide recorded example that illustrates your findings.

 

 

 

 

  1. C.    Exploring Ways of Knowing
  • The Summer Palace: having explored types of knowledge students will be told that at the Summer Palace they will explore Ways of Knowing. Students will hear our guide’s account of the Beijing’s invasion and the Last Empress of China – through this narrative students will be asked to ponder and answer the following questions:

 

Pre-visit Questions
1. For who was the Summer Palace built and why?
2. Who was the most influential figure connected to the Summer Palace?
3. What are the main characteristics of the Summer Palace?
4. How can we evaluate the Chinese’s perceptions of Empress Cixi’s legacy?
5. What are the characteristics of the Summer Palace’s gardens design?
6. How does it represent Chinese character? Why?
7. How did Empress Cixi dealt with her condition as woman on a male-dominated society?


Questions

  1. How the ways of knowing (sense, perception, reason and emotion) work together?
  2. What ways of knowing are involved in recounting the story/history related to the Summer Palace?
  3. What do you say when people ask you, “And how do you know that?”
  4. What different feelings do you experience in the Summer Palace compared to the Forbidden City?
  5. What do you thing is more important the people or the government? Why?

Activity
1. “Imagination is more important than knowledge, Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world” – Albert Einstein – How How does imagination affects language? Can it also be considered knowledge?

  1. 2.  How does language affects historic knowledge?

 

 

  1. D.    Exploring Ethics and Religion
  • Temple of Heaven: It will serve as the background for the exploration of ethical behaviour. During this visit students will explore ethic.  By the end of this visit students will understand the correlation between ethical behaviour 

1.What time of the year did the emperor went to the Temple of Heaven?

2.For what purpose?

3.Why the Temple painted blue?

4.Why the emperor is not allowed to walk in the center of the pathway? What does it say about the emperor’s position in relation to the Temple?

6.Why the Emperor needs to pray for heaven if he is already considered to be the Son of Heaven?

7.Why does he need to pray at the Temple of Heaven and not at his own palace?

8.Why is the significance of the Temple’s sacrifices?

9.Why the emperor does need to fast and refrain from worldly matters before making offerings at the temple?

  1. What makes people believe in religion? Why
  2. How easy is it to convert to a religion?
  3. What needs does religion fulfill?
  4. What kind of biased are involved in religion?
  5. Is there a better religion?
  6. Do we need religion?
  7. How is mathematical knowledge evident in the Temple of Heaven? Tip: 9.
  8. What does it mean?
  9. What is the purpose of the ‘heart of heaven’?
  10. What acoustic phenomena are evident in the Temple of Heaven?
  11. How does the design of the Temple reflects ancient Chinese thought?
  12. Why is the Temple of Heaven round-shaped within a square base?
  13. Does religion have a role in contemporary society?
  14. If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if what must be done remains undone, the rites and arts will deteriorate, if the rites and arts deteriorate, justice goes astray, and if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion,. Hence, there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matter above everything. ­Analects of Confusions, XIII, 3

  15. E.     Sense and Perception /Emotion
  • 798: Students are informed that by the end of this visit they will be able to understanding subjectivity and objectivity through art. They will record/collect samples, identify, analyze and produce a product (possibly documentary/blog/presentation) of their findings.  Additionally, students will answer the following questions:

1.How do you judge a work of art?

2.How does art helps to shape identities?

3.What does art reveal about a culture?

4.What defines beauty? Is the definition universal?

  1. Are there limitations on how one expresses himself or herself through   art?
  2. Does beauty has always to be symmetric?
  3. F.     Natural science/Human sciences/Mathematical Knowledge
  • Urban Planning Museum

1.What is Beijing’s Central Axis and why is its importance and helping us to understand this city?

2.What is the role of knowledge in urban development?

3.What do we need to know in order to foster sustainable urban growth?

4.How do we develop knowledge for development?

5.How do we define progress?

6.Is development progress? Beijing floods and be Forbidden City?

7.What kind or sciences we need to know and apply in city development?

8.What do you thin­­k is the meaning of knowledge-based development?

9.What does symmetry reveals about Chinese culture?

  1. Is technology always effective in development?
  2. Why is symmetry so important in Chinese culture?
  3. How are Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven connected?
  4. What does the alignment (Axis) of Beijing’s major historic sites reveals about Chinese belief system?
  5. G.    History  (The impact of the ways of knowing i.e. “sense perception”, “reason”, “emotion” and “language” on a historical monument.
  • The Great Wall

1)    Why is the Great Wall in the North of China and not in the South?

2)    Was Quin Shihuan the first to build the Great Wall? Was he justified?

3)    What the building of the Great Wall justified? Why? Why not?

4)    Why was the Great Wall built on hill tops?

5)    What motivated people to participate is such a big endeavour?

6)    What resources and methods were used to build the Great Wall?

7)    What methods of communications were used between beacon towers?

8)    Which dynasties did not build any part of the Great Wall? Who were they? Why?

9)    What dynasty built the Juyongguan segment of the Great Wall.

10) Why is Juyongguan is called the greatest obstacle pass of the Wall?

11) Do you think the Great Wall was built for defense or for aggressive purposes?

12) How many provinces does the Great Wall extends for?

13) When did the Chinese build the Great Wall?

14) What are the emotions that the Great Wall evokes in you?

15) What is justified to connect the Great Wall?

16) Who said that “You are not a man until you have visited the Great Wall”?

17) Look at the great wall in detail and now picture it being constructed many centuries ago. How would it have looked?

18) What sounds would you have heard?

19) What would you have smelt? What languages were spoken?

20) Picture the people constructing the wall while interacting with each other. How different would life have been?

21) How can the understanding of the past help us in living in the present?

  • Do you think that History is more closely linked to human sciences than natural sciences? If yes, then why do you think that it is so?
  • A “Ripley’s believe it or not”! Cartoon from 1932 claimed that the wall is the “mightiest work of a man, the only one that would be visible to the human eye from the moon”. This belief has persisted, and assumed an urban legend status and sometimes even appeared in school textbooks! Do you think that this is a question of perception? Explain.
  1. H.    MYP – Human Ingenuity/Interdisciplinary

THE TOK Guide to Beijing m

THEME: Past Present and Future

POSSIBLE BIG QUESTIONS

How do we perceive the world around us?

Do we know anything at all?

From where do we get our knowledge?

 

Beijing’s Big Question

Pre-visit Question

  1. 1.     When was Beijing founded?
  2. 2.     Who founded it?

Question

  1. 1.     Why is Beijing the capital of China?

Activity

 

China’s Big Question

Pre-visit Questions

  1. 1.     Why China dynasties collapsed in the past?
  2. 2.     What did the Ming and Qing dynasties ended?
  3. 3.     What does Chinese walls reveals about the Chinese character?
  4. 4.     How did China recovered?
  5. 5.     Why is China so powerful today?

Questions

  1. 1.     What is China doing so well? (compared to Russia (communist collapsed), India (also it has large population))
  2. 2.     Is democracy the best way to govern a country?
  3. 3.     How can a government serve its people best? Has the Chinese government fulfilled its mission? Yes. No. Why?

Activity
Discuss: Is China’s superpower status a threat to others? Why. Why not?

 

 

 

  1. A.    Problems of Knowledge
  • Tiananmen Square – this will be starting point of our Beijing TOK exploration and here students will be asked to contemplate the extent of human knowledge and sources of human knowledge.

Pre-visit Questions

  1. Who built Tiananmen Square?
  2. What elements do you see that defines Chinese history? Past and present.
  3. What is the meaning of the carving on the Hero’s monument?

 

Question

  1. How does Tiananmen Square helps to foster Chinese national identity?

 

Activity
For group discussion not to be held at the site:
– What does recent events that took place reveals about the Chinese government?

 

  1. B.    Exploring What is Knowledge – Areas of Knowledge
  • Forbidden City:  Students are told that after their visit to Forbidden City they will be able to identify different types of knowledge.

Pre-visit Questions
1.
Who built the Forbidden City?
2. When was it built?
3. Who lived there?
4. Why do we call it the Forbidden City?
5. How were life conditions then?
6. How do you think woman and eunuchs lived then?

Questions

  • What kind of knowledge(s) do you have?
  • What kind of knowledge(s) do you think it takes to build such a palace?
  • What do you think is the meaning of the Forbidden City to the Chinese people?
  • Does Chinese from China and Chinese from abroad have the same perceptions? Yes. No. Why?

Activity
1. Identify similarities and differences in ways in which the Forbidden have been utilized in the past and in the way it is utilized in the present.

2.
Can you find elements within the palace that represent different types of knowledge? Please provide recorded example that illustrates your findings.

 

 

 

 

  1. C.    Exploring Ways of Knowing
  • The Summer Palace: having explored types of knowledge students will be told that at the Summer Palace they will explore Ways of Knowing. Students will hear our guide’s account of the Beijing’s invasion and the Last Empress of China – through this narrative students will be asked to ponder and answer the following questions:

 

Pre-visit Questions
1. For who was the Summer Palace built and why?
2. Who was the most influential figure connected to the Summer Palace?
3. What are the main characteristics of the Summer Palace?
4. How can we evaluate the Chinese’s perceptions of Empress Cixi’s legacy?
5. What are the characteristics of the Summer Palace’s gardens design?
6. How does it represent Chinese character? Why?
7. How did Empress Cixi dealt with her condition as woman on a male-dominated society?


Questions

  1. How the ways of knowing (sense, perception, reason and emotion) work together?
  2. What ways of knowing are involved in recounting the story/history related to the Summer Palace?
  3. What do you say when people ask you, “And how do you know that?”
  4. What different feelings do you experience in the Summer Palace compared to the Forbidden City?
  5. What do you thing is more important the people or the government? Why?

Activity
1. “Imagination is more important than knowledge, Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world” – Albert Einstein – How How does imagination affects language? Can it also be considered knowledge?

  1. 2.  How does language affects historic knowledge?

 

 

  1. D.    Exploring Ethics and Religion
  • Temple of Heaven: It will serve as the background for the exploration of ethical behaviour. During this visit students will explore ethic.  By the end of this visit students will understand the correlation between ethical behaviour 

1.What time of the year did the emperor went to the Temple of Heaven?

2.For what purpose?

3.Why the Temple painted blue?

4.Why the emperor is not allowed to walk in the center of the pathway? What does it say about the emperor’s position in relation to the Temple?

6.Why the Emperor needs to pray for heaven if he is already considered to be the Son of Heaven?

7.Why does he need to pray at the Temple of Heaven and not at his own palace?

8.Why is the significance of the Temple’s sacrifices?

9.Why the emperor does need to fast and refrain from worldly matters before making offerings at the temple?

  1. What makes people believe in religion? Why
  2. How easy is it to convert to a religion?
  3. What needs does religion fulfill?
  4. What kind of biased are involved in religion?
  5. Is there a better religion?
  6. Do we need religion?
  7. How is mathematical knowledge evident in the Temple of Heaven? Tip: 9.
  8. What does it mean?
  9. What is the purpose of the ‘heart of heaven’?
  10. What acoustic phenomena are evident in the Temple of Heaven?
  11. How does the design of the Temple reflects ancient Chinese thought?
  12. Why is the Temple of Heaven round-shaped within a square base?
  13. Does religion have a role in contemporary society?
  14. If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if what must be done remains undone, the rites and arts will deteriorate, if the rites and arts deteriorate, justice goes astray, and if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion,. Hence, there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matter above everything. ­Analects of Confusions, XIII, 3

  15. E.     Sense and Perception /Emotion
  • 798: Students are informed that by the end of this visit they will be able to understanding subjectivity and objectivity through art. They will record/collect samples, identify, analyze and produce a product (possibly documentary/blog/presentation) of their findings.  Additionally, students will answer the following questions:

1.How do you judge a work of art?

2.How does art helps to shape identities?

3.What does art reveal about a culture?

4.What defines beauty? Is the definition universal?

  1. Are there limitations on how one expresses himself or herself through   art?
  2. Does beauty has always to be symmetric?
  3. F.     Natural science/Human sciences/Mathematical Knowledge
  • Urban Planning Museum

1.What is Beijing’s Central Axis and why is its importance and helping us to understand this city?

2.What is the role of knowledge in urban development?

3.What do we need to know in order to foster sustainable urban growth?

4.How do we develop knowledge for development?

5.How do we define progress?

6.Is development progress? Beijing floods and be Forbidden City?

7.What kind or sciences we need to know and apply in city development?

8.What do you thin­­k is the meaning of knowledge-based development?

9.What does symmetry reveals about Chinese culture?

  1. Is technology always effective in development?
  2. Why is symmetry so important in Chinese culture?
  3. How are Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven connected?
  4. What does the alignment (Axis) of Beijing’s major historic sites reveals about Chinese belief system?
  5. G.    History  (The impact of the ways of knowing i.e. “sense perception”, “reason”, “emotion” and “language” on a historical monument.
  • The Great Wall

1)    Why is the Great Wall in the North of China and not in the South?

2)    Was Quin Shihuan the first to build the Great Wall? Was he justified?

3)    What the building of the Great Wall justified? Why? Why not?

4)    Why was the Great Wall built on hill tops?

5)    What motivated people to participate is such a big endeavour?

6)    What resources and methods were used to build the Great Wall?

7)    What methods of communications were used between beacon towers?

8)    Which dynasties did not build any part of the Great Wall? Who were they? Why?

9)    What dynasty built the Juyongguan segment of the Great Wall.

10) Why is Juyongguan is called the greatest obstacle pass of the Wall?

11) Do you think the Great Wall was built for defense or for aggressive purposes?

12) How many provinces does the Great Wall extends for?

13) When did the Chinese build the Great Wall?

14) What are the emotions that the Great Wall evokes in you?

15) What is justified to connect the Great Wall?

16) Who said that “You are not a man until you have visited the Great Wall”?

17) Look at the great wall in detail and now picture it being constructed many centuries ago. How would it have looked?

18) What sounds would you have heard?

19) What would you have smelt? What languages were spoken?

20) Picture the people constructing the wall while interacting with each other. How different would life have been?

21) How can the understanding of the past help us in living in the present?

  • Do you think that History is more closely linked to human sciences than natural sciences? If yes, then why do you think that it is so?
  • A “Ripley’s believe it or not”! Cartoon from 1932 claimed that the wall is the “mightiest work of a man, the only one that would be visible to the human eye from the moon”. This belief has persisted, and assumed an urban legend status and sometimes even appeared in school textbooks! Do you think that this is a question of perception? Explain.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: