UWC Mahindra College monthly newsletter

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Its busy, its very busy at Mahindra College

UWC Mahindra College is a busy place! Not only do the students have a challenging academic program to follow, but also a demanding co-curricular program aligned with (and greatly exceeding) the CAS requirements of the IB. Our approach to co-curricular education means that students are engaged in active learning in community with others -- on campus, in our local region, on the national stage (through Project Weeks), and beyond.

Importantly, this learning is maximized by reflection at both the individual and group levels. At the end of their time here, students should be able to look back and reflect that they have
  • increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth
  • undertaken new challenges
  • planned and initiated activities
  • worked collaboratively with others
  • shown perseverance and commitment in their activities
  • engaged with issues of global importance
  • considered the ethical implications of their actions
  • developed new skills
... in all kinds of activities. A sampling: Community Development, Art for Kids, Fire Service, English-teaching in local schools, Biodiesel production, Chinese Cultural Club, Gender & Sexuality discussion group, Hebrew Club, Medical Clowns, "Art, World and Independent Cinema," Creative Writing and Reading, Yoga, Taekwondo, The Non-Normative Movement Society, Samba, Salsa, Modern and Bollywood dances, and many more -- all initiated by students themselves.

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