Future Problem Solving: Critical & Innovative Thinking Skills

15036314_10154701452908851_4677457916305502943_nSpending 2 Sundays attending coaching program on problem solving. To be specific, *future* problem solving. We believe this is will be important skill and capacity to help our children build resilience and sustainability in a very unpredictable future.

While structure can limit the thinking of children in some ways, frameworks are necessary to help guide meaningful action.

Starting next year, we will be introducing a series of such programs and activities for parents (to provide the tools and framework for learning and teaching at home) and for students.

Again, stay tuned.

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CLiC/LBS Entrepreneurship Program (Registration of Interest)

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CLiC Booth sold kids-made items such as painted stones, magic wands at Art for Grabs, Publika Shopping center, 2016.

This is an early announcement to inform you that we plan to launch an Entrepreneur Program set to begin in Q1 of 2017 open to students 12 years and above.

It will be a mid-term program spanning between 4-6 months. Participants will be introduces to some of the following item such as following using very much hands-on approaches: What is entrepreneurship, the value of money, operations procedures, visits to specific site visits to companies and organisations, speak with industry practitioners, fund raising and actual business management scenario.

Programs will begin in February 2017 in Subang area. Other areas to be announced.

Introduction and registration will open in December 2016 and January 2017.

Pleas register your interest below:

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Alternative Education Systems Needed. Current System Drives Students to Suicide

Any loss of life is sad, especially so when young lives are lost because of the pressure from examinations and the need to achieve high scores. In Singapore last year, there were 27 suicides among 10- to 19-year-olds – a 15-year high. This was double the 2014 figure, despite a drop in the overall number of suicides. In Malaysia, Students commit suicide due to unreasonably high expectations, says psychologist. The results were several teenage suicides in the past 2 years. This perhaps the same in most Asian countries.

Every time when young lives are lost, we point our fingers to the system as in the article above. Guess what, the current schooling system actually define a student by his or her grades.

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Selamat Menyambut Hari Diwali!

To all our readers who celebrate this holy day, we wish you a very happy Deepavali! May the light of enlightenment illuminate all humankind!

From: Wai Leng & KV Soon
Amrita, Samanta & Arian
2016

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HS Tribe’s Art Festival

The Malaysian Homeschooling Tribe’s first ever Arts Festival is happening soon and we are pleased to announce that tickets are available online! Get yours now so you can start planning your festival and make the most out of it!

This event is not to be missed if you’re a performing arts enthusiast. Likewise if you are a budding art or food entrepreneur!

Opened to all children under the age of 18, the Arts Fest is taking place on November 6, at Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, from 12 noon to 4pm.

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Growing Without Schooling – An Education Forum

 

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We have reached a stage where the early years of home-educators have graduated and found promising employment, (some have even gotten married!) and the younger adventurous ones are jumping onboard in droves. Continue reading

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The End of College

– Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere – by Kevin Carey

This is the kind of book I wish I could have written! Nevertheless when I came across it at a bookshop not long ago, I grabbed and paid for it without hesitation. Because we NEED to read what he has to say about colleges (which in the writer’s opinion, as well as a growing opinion of informed parents and students worldwide, are becoming more elitist with the exorbitant fees and exclusive membership). It is a great relief that the writer presented his case with rational clarity for posterity, enhanced by case studies of the current phenomenal growth and explosion of education on the World Wide Web. He began the book by zeroing in on an MIT online course called The Secret of Life – an introduction to Biology that was mandatory for all MIT freshmen. It’s taught by a professor called Eric Lander – International Math Olympiad, Princeton valedictorian at age 20, Rhodes Scholarship, Harvard professorship, MacArthur “Genius” award. He is also a very good teacher – a rare quality amongst many great scholars (according to the writer). He was sitting in the lecture hall amongst the paying MIT students, absorbing all the juicy details of biochemistry, genetic mutations and RNA transcription. Continue reading

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