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Life Style at MSA
About Moonshot Academy
Life Style at MSA
Imagine a school......
Where the campus is like a co-working space located in city center, leveraging nearby facilities;The space is designed like Google’s office. Talent from different industries around the world gather here to become teachers, mentors, coaches and friends of students.
Each student has entirely personalized learning goals and paths. Courses are no longer just about academic subjects, but to develop students in knowledge, skills and character via project participation and deep discussion.
The proprietary IT platform will be connected to the best online learning resources, and establish a new assessment system. Family relationship, collaboration and growth of parents together with students are also key priorities. The society is part of campus - science labs and NGOs will be invited into the co-working space; students have plenty of internship opportunities to experience various professions.
We are cultivating citizens with fufilled aspiration and positive actions.
True learning only occurs when learning is closely related to the needs of learners, when the knowledge contained in books is bonded with the learners and used in our lives and work.
The Project-based Learning module focuses on the acquisition of some procedural knowledge and core skills.
Each project will focus on a real-world subject, such as the combination of science and humanities “Healthy Lifestyle: Are We Really Eat What We Eat?”, or the combination of architecture and psychology “Create the Best Learning Space.” Academic advisors base on key knowledge and core skills to carry out project design, continuously encourage students to participate in the project during the course, and invite parents, students, teachers and the public to attend the project outcomes exhibition.
At Moonshot Academy, learning is a way of life. Moonshot Academy is committed to establishing an open, persevering, caring and motivated cultural and community relationship, so as to cultivate a cultural soil for students’ growth, and to give students more space for self-development.The community of the Moonshot Academy incorporates, to the maximum extent, students’ learning and daily life activities in terms of time and space dimensions.
Through a lot of experience-oriented activities, we attach importance to the establishment of relations as well as the creation and inheritance of community culture.
Inevitably, people are engaged in multi-dimensional learning during their whole life. A person’s lifelong learning ability as well as his/her learning motivation, learning efficiency, learning outcomes, and even self-achievement are directly related to one another.
The "Deeper Learning Module" focuses on guiding and cultivating students’ metacognition.
In the "Deeper Learning Module", the Moonshot Academy introduces philosophy, futurology, cognitive science and other related knowledge, sets up courses to develop students’ thinking habits, helps students master efficient learning methods, and effectively assists students to become lifelong learners.
Moonshot Academy encourages parents to participate in the academy’s daily life and provide appropriate support for the growth of students. In this way, parents can understand more about the school’s operation system. We provide opportunities for them to participate in the development of the academy, facilitating interactions among the academy, parents and students.
At the same time, we also open up Lifelong Learning courses and Education and Teaching training sessions to parents, in an effort to establish a community of home and school that is open, caring and supportive and features continuous learning.
The Individualized Learning module focuses on helping students learn facts, conceptual knowledge as well as disciplinary and procedural knowledge.
Moonshot Academy introduces inverted classroom in a large scale. By integrating high-quality online learning resources and providing timely and efficient learning feedbacks through the online learning platform, we help students learn basic knowledge;
With the support of academic advisors, students can carry out, on the basis of completing the learning of conventional subject knowledge, independent exploration into professional fields in an organized manner, complete systematic study, and establish their own knowledge maps.
Moonshot Academy wants to help students step out of campus and blend into the real society. By contacting and understanding different social groups, they can face the real challenges of life. By getting into varied industries, they can experience the work stories of professionals. By visiting different regions, they can establish rapport with, respect for and understanding of different cultures, as well as appreciate their similarities, differences and values.
We expect students to understand the society’s functioning mechanism and its complexity through practical experiences, familiarize with diversified cultures, and gain the knowledge, ability and mentality of a citizen of the world.
When the core scene of learning changes from fixed-space-and-time lecture to the exploration of a student-centered project, the environment supporting learning activities should be reconstructed as well. Just like joint office spaces, the learning spaces of Moonshot Academy are usually set up in the core areas of the city. The spatial design resembles that of Google’s offices, highly creative, full of designer sense, open and flexible, and user friendly.
The apartments of Moonshot Academy, like symbiotic spaces, generally support the cultivation of community culture. In the living areas, students can exercise and cook together, as well as carry out book-reading and movie-viewing activities.
Apart from being used for day-to-day campus management, the Intelligent (IT) System of Moonshot Academy mainly provides technical support for the “Individualized Learning” and “Project-based Learning” modules.
These support will include assisting students in management of overall learning objectives, systematically connecting to the world’s major online learning platforms (Khan Academy, Coursera, etc.) to establish an online learning resources library, collectively collecting students’ learning behavior data, as well as managing and visualizing these data.
We redefined the role of teachers to fully support the learning modules and student life. The said roles include Coach, Academic Advisor, Facilitator and Buddy for the students. The academy will provide systematic support for these roles. In addition to the input of funds, resources and facilities, the Teacher Development System will mainly assist teachers’ development from the aspects of knowledge, skills and ways of thinking.
We expect that teachers joining the Moonshot Academy will learn more than in the world’s top-notch education institutions. Moreover, the title “Moonshot Academy Teacher” will have the same influence in the education sector as the title “Google Engineer” in the engineering sector.
At the outset of preparations, Moonshot Academy joined hands with the Affiliated High School of Peking University to establish a Lab School, which started official operation at the beginning of 2017. At the Affiliated High School of Peking University, we work with top-notch professionals and resources around the world to gradually output the various modules of the Moonshot Academy as well as keep upgrading them.LEARN MORE
The first independent campus of the Moonshot Academy plans to start recruiting students from Janurary of 2018, and to officially open in September of 2018.
We believe that
people are born learners.
When the school was first established, the first question we asked ourselves was not how to do it, but why we did it. What is a school? What is the mission of education? Education satisfies the society’s needs for talents in political, economical and cultural development. In the era mankind is about to enter, education must also meet people’s needs in pursuing their own aesthetics, knowledge and self-achievement.Learn More
You have the opportunity to achieve whatever you imagined about futuristic education.
The Moonshot Academy is now in the early stage of preparations. Its curriculum system, teaching modes, student life and IT system are in the process of design and construction. According to the vision of Moonshot Academy, we still have a long way to go. On the way forward, we aspire to have on board more partners with the same mission.Learn More
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