We have a deep understanding of the differences between Western and Asian cultures. We are able to help you to bridge intercultural differences and are very well networked in Asia. In addition, we are co-initiators of the “Smart Education China” initiative and have deep insights into the Chinese education system.
Since April 2012, S&P has been cooperating with the Shanghai Pudong Institute of Education Development (PIED) in an innovative project with the aim of jointly developing a platform for international exchange in the education sector. PIED, founded in October 2004, is the first regional research and training institute for educators in China. The institute is strongly committed to the further training of teachers in order to improve the quality of teaching, to promote the spread of new technological teaching methods and to implement international exchange projects.
PIED pursues the goal of strengthening the skills of 35,000 teachers in the schools in the Pudong district (Shanghai). In particular, it is about successfully imparting and building up the knowledge (knowledge), skills (ability) and attitudes (willing) of the teachers that are necessary for the challenges of implementing the internationalization process.
Our cooperation project with PIED is divided into three phases. In the first phase, a survey is carried out, which reflects the opinions and assessments of the teachers and the management of the international education platform. The further analysis is about the identification of the needs and the specification of the specific requirements for corresponding competence training. In the second phase, a pilot project is to be started in selected schools in Pudong, in which the skills of the teachers are trained with the PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR®. It is a computer / media-based training tool. This offers a learning environment in which methods of experience-oriented learning are applied in a situation-related learning context in order to develop both core competencies and specific competencies. In the third phase, it is planned that the PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® will be introduced in all schools in the Pudong district.
The current status is that we will get an overview of the organization in a three-stage process based on surveys, workshops and interviews by early September 2012. Above all, we would like to emphasize the very positive response that we have received so far from the teachers at the Pudong Institute of Education Development. More than 70% of the 250 teachers and managers took part in the online survey, including 80 people who agreed to participate in face-to-face interviews and workshops. The final evaluation of the entire material takes place in September. On this basis, it is planned to then develop a PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® in pilot schools together with PIED
Robert A. Sedlák