On the afternoon of Dec. 04, Wang Qi, director of
Luohu District Education Bureau and secretary of the Party Committee, came to
Cuibei Experimental Primary School for survey and knowing its curriculum
reform, general education curriculum and construction of the motivational
squadron. Yu Yongqing, deputy researcher in the District Education Bureau, Pan
Mingqin, director in the Education and Scientific Research Training Center, Ma
Aihua, chief of the Education Dept., Liao Sha, secretary of Youth League
Committee in the District Education Bureau, and Lin Bingxiong, mathematics
research staff in the Education and Scientific Research Training Center kept
company with him.
At 2:10 p.m., the delegation led by director Wang Qi
stepped into the classroom of Class (3) Grade 5 upon arrival, and sat in on 1
math class and 1 general education class without rest.
In the math class, director Sheng Wei taught how to
Figure Out the Least Common Multiple of Two Numbers by Short Division. She made
hard things simple and turned the knowledge of “figuring out the least common
multiple” into something that is easily understood through unique affinity,
flexible and diverse teaching methods and a rich mixture of teaching
activities. The students are well trained and in order in the class. They got a
good command of knowledge and learned to use it flexibly through independent
study in the relaxing and happy atmosphere; while in the class of general education,
teacher Yan Changju gave the lesson of Chinese Traditional Festival. She
developed a new style and mainly instructed students to learn to collect and
process data. Through group cooperation, exchange and report, she let the
students know the traditional culture of China and aroused their sense of
After class, the delegation led by director Wang Qi
watched students’ traditional culture & education show in Class (5) Grade 4
and debriefed Deng Lina, the squadron instructor, about the construction of the
motivational squadron. Deng Lina introduced the development history of the
motivational squadron from its construction, system culture, behavior culture,
characteristic education activity and other aspects. The squadron of Class (5)
Grade 4 deeply impressed the leaders present and parents who were participating
in class activities by the character-driven class culture, positive class
atmosphere as well as vivacious and healthy spirituality of the members.
Then, the leaders came to the meeting room for an
informal discussion with administrative and some teachers of the school.
Headmaster Guo Wenzheng made a report from such aspects of curriculum reform
and exploration on general education curriculum of the school. Upon research
and exploration, the school has initially formed bidirectional 3D life
classroom model, finished the compilation of catalogs for general education
curriculums and some textbooks, and has included general education curriculum
in its curriculum system.
The participant leaders commented on the math class,
general education class attended in the afternoon and the report on the
construction of the motivational squadron, and they also put forward a lot of
valuable opinions and suggestions.
Director Wang Qi pointed out that he highly regarded
the practice of the motivational squadron and the achievements made, and he
encouraged Deng Lina to go on exploring, said that what’s good for children and
conducive to their growth is worthwhile. Cuibei Experimental Primary School laid
a solid foundation during curriculum reform and didn’t make a show. The school
leaders and teachers shall not be afraid of failure but shall have the courage
to explore, reform bravely and liberate the students from the heavy schoolwork.
Director Wang Qi also put forward opinions and
suggestions on the way to give general education lesson. He thought that the
class could be open more and integrate with other classes, giving more freedom
to children; the textbook shall be rich in content, be divided by age and cover
knowledge points, ability training and value cultivation; scientific method
shall be stress to avoid reversing the order; the teacher shall be an all-round
person with wide scope of knowledge; the instruction shall combine with
practice, trying to let children get to work, think and speak.
Director Wang Qi cited the classics and talked
vividly. His remarks benefited the leaders and teachers present a lot and
pointed out the direction for the development of Cuibei Experimental Primary
School in the future.
Time flied unconsciously and quietly in the pleasant
yet effective exchange, and the delegation led by Director Wang Qi didn’t leave
the school until 6:00 p.m.
Perseverance is the key to carrying forward
curriculum reform, which shall not be a flash in the pan or superficial but
work with perseverance consistently. The coming of the delegation led by
Director Wang Qi let us catch sight of the future and hope in bitterness and
confusion, and strengthened our conviction of curriculum reform.
Chen Youxin and Li Ying, Picture by Zhang Wei)