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Quality of Education in Taipei

Postby MisterSanders » 27 Apr 2012, 00:28

This is a request to anyone who can provide names of schools in Taipei, public or private, which are actively using constructivist methods and good pedagogy -- instructional organizers (multiple learning intelligences, gender, learning disabilities), strategies (cooperative learning, mind mapping), tactics (think/pair/share, walkabout), etc. -- instead of transmittal "spray and pray" teaching -- instruct, worksheets, test... maybe play a game.

Does Taipei European School?

In this thread kaipakati wrote about Datun Guoxiao in/near Beitou. I read some more about this school (and the like) and am hopeful and impressed so far, but know nothing of the quality of education so would be particularly interested for information about this school if anyone's got info.
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Re: Quality of Education in Taipei

Postby Petrichor » 27 Apr 2012, 06:25

Ha ha, you may have opened a bit of a can of worms there. Datun Guoxiao's style of education, as it is a public school, would be along the lines of spray and pray, though it has many other advantages. Public schooling in Taiwan, at elementary level at least, isn't as old-fashioned and regimented as you probably imagine. As in all educational systems, things vary a lot between schools and teachers. We're quite happy with the school my son currently attends. Does your child speak Chinese?

You might be interested in this school: http://www.seedling.tw/students.php. I've heard there's a similar one in Neihu but I can't find any details on it.
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