EDR successfully organized 2014 Boston Science Seminar for two week from Oct 20th to 30th for 99 young minds of the prestigious Korea Science Academy of KAIST. These 11th grade students divided into three groups and took classes in mathematics, environmental science, green chemistry, biology, biochemistry and biophysics specially designed for them in three tracks on rigorous daily schedule.
The objectives of the program were: 1) understand the original meaning of science, or the search for truth, through a direct experience of an American science education approach and methodology; 2) gain an accurate understanding of American academic culture and tradition rooted in the worlds’ best universities in Boston; 3) develop self-confidence required to foster their global leadership potential and widen their career opportunities related to science; and 4) study better o improve their intellectual power through directly engaging with students of world-renowned universities such as Harvard, MIT, UMass Boston, Tufts, and Boston College.
Undergraduates from Kyoto Gakuen University Japan
Faced with the concern about losing touch and failing to compete globally, the Japanese government has established programs to help the flow of international students in and out of the country.
By adopting a learner-initiated teaching model, this international student seminar introduced our students to the academic rigor required to study broad. The students’ learning outcomes were maximized through their active learning of various academic topics and participation in cultural events in Boston. From this program, they understood other cultures in the United States and cultural challenges in the globalizing world.
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