Two Taiwan elementary schools improve each other

The `Urban-Rural Collaboration Learning Program’ broadened students’ learning experiences and also enriched the schools

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/05
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(K – 12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Guangrong (光榮) and Kenting (墾丁) elementary schools have learned from and improved each other in the four areas of “leisure and sports, biological education, tourism industry, and creation,” under the Ministry of Education’s “Urban-Rural Collaboration Learning Program.”

Students at Guangrong Elementary School in Kaohsiung have regularly participated in “interdisciplinary learning,” with their curriculum and learning environment extending well beyond the school grounds. In the same way, the collaborative learning program between Guangrong and Kenting also extended to “Siwan Wooden Boat” and the “M.Zone” at the Pier-2 Art Center, in Kaohsiung.

The creation and tourism aspects of the collaborative process took place at “Siwan Wooden Boat,” where studens were encouraged to make their own wooden boats. At M.Zone, students from the two schools learned about the narrated history of Hamasen and Yancheng districts.

As Kenting Elementary School is located in Kenting National Park, in southern Taiwan, the school took students from Guangrong on a field trip to explore the area’s unique biology and geology. The urban-rural collaborative learning project has not only broadened the students’ learning experiences, but also enriched interscholastic studies, cooperation and parental assistance.

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