GROWHOUSE proudly offers Ascend, an innovative new programme that teaches the fundamental skills for academic excellence and success. Parents will also obtain access to exclusive accompanying videos from family coach Ms Cora Ha, which provide tips and tools on how you can play an active role in your child’s learning journey.
Course Content (4 hourly sessions per unit):
- Close Reading
Improving questioning and analysis skills
Students learn how to read actively so that they can understand texts beyond basic comprehension, and to ask probing questions about how ideas are communicated.
- Deep Enquiry
Applying empathy to understand real-word issues
Through the close examination of historical, social and literary contexts, students gain a deeper understanding of and connection to the world.
- Empathy and Emotional Acumen
Improving interpersonal skills
Students learn the importance of adopting multiple perspectives to test the validity of their own beliefs, values and convictions, whilst developing a higher awareness of how emotions impact the way we think.
- Ethical and Moral Reasoning
Learning how to develop, explain and defend personal opinions
Students evaluate a range of ethical and moral issues from history to the present day, and practice evidence-based reasoning in order to ask deeper questions about them.
- Persuasive Reasoning
Honing effective debating and persuasive skills
Students practice the art of persuasion in order to develop confidence in expressing ideas both verbally and on paper, whilst respectfully challenging others.
- Creating Original Ideas
Expanding creativity and imagination in forming ideas
Through practicing critical analysis and creative expression, students learn how to think, feel and write powerfully, whilst presenting their own unique take on the world.