--“Team Academy” Comes to Xingwei
The November 13, 2013 Xingwei College Community Meeting was hosted by Tina, who gave us a picture of the Team Academy program at the Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Tina was part of a team, along with Mr. Chen, James, Lee, Sean, and Dave, who all visited the program headquarters in early October.
Rather than just defining key terms, Tina and the team encouraged Xingwei students and faculty to take initiative and explore answers themselves. Ten groups were asked to investigate the terms they were assigned by interviewing the team that traveled to Finland.
After getting the hints from the interviews, groups compared, organized, and presented the key terms to the whole community. One team was rewarded with a big bar of Finland chocolate for its great presentation skills.
Before leaving, students and faculty “checked out.” That is, they shared what they learned during the meeting. It is not only about knowledge itself but also about being inspired by creative ways to get knowledge – by exploring answers by ourselves.