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Appendix A Question  1:    What  qualities  and  skills  do  our  students  need  to  be  successful  in  the  world  today?     • Good  judgment,  insightfulness   • Empathy   • Prepared  for  the  world  tomorrow  (10-­‐15  years   from  now)   • Collaborative  skills  /  ability  to  collaborate   • Ability  to  listen   • Writing  (advanced  literacy)   • Critical  thinking   • How  to  sort  through  overabundance  of   information   • Ability  to  prioritize   • Work/life  balance;  physical  and  mental  well-­‐ being;  take  care  of  themselves   • Define  goals   • Advocate  for  themselves  /  know  yourself   • Direct  their  own  learning  and  direction   • Focus  on  the  journey  and  not  solely  on  the   destination   • Resilient   • Creativity   • Information  literacy   • Team  building  skills   • Collaborative  skills   • New  literacies  (ebooks,  etc)   • Research,  how  to  find  information,  collecting,   collating,  filtering  information   • Information  discernment,  what  is  good  and   accurate   • Sense  of  self  (who  am  I?)   • Core  values   • Personal  interests  /  inner  drive   • Learning  how  to  handle  conflicts   • Cultural  sensitivity  and  awareness   • Multi-­‐lingual   • Organizational  skills   • Interpersonal  skills   • Problem  solving   • Vision  to  solve  problems   • Kindness,  generous  of  spirit   • Listening  skills   • Leadership   • Competing  globally,  global  classroom   • High  standards   • Being  able  to  debate  ideas   • Articulate  thoughts   • Tolerance   • Intercultural  competency  -­‐  live  anywhere  in  the   world   • Global  citizens   • Adaptability   • Sense  of  self  

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Resilience Tolerance   Flexibility   Open  mindedness   Ability  to  learn  by  asking  as  opposed  to   "knowing"   Problem  solving  skills   Creativity   Good  communication   Self  awareness   Good  networking  skills   Spirit  of  contribution   Languages   Curiosity   Good  instincts/Trusting  your  own  instincts   Independence   Confidence   Self  motivation   Compassion  and  Empathy  for  others   Courage   Honesty   Focus  on  own  core  values  and  not  losing  sight  of   them   Good  listening  skills   Good  physical  /  mental  health   Positivity  /  Optimism   Passion  for  whatever  you  do   Identify  and  develop  each  child's  strength  /   uniqueness   Ability  to  apply  knowledge  in  the  context  of  the   real  world   Good  social  skills   Globally  minded   Technical  skills   Technology  skills  (use  of  computers,  etc.)   Ability  to  learn;  strong  academic  skills;  problem   solving   Understanding  of  global  culture,  issues  (shrinking   world)   Leadership  (in  face  of  competition)   Language  skills  (Mandarin  or  other  second   language)   Communication  skills  (oral  and  written)   Developing  on  their  strengths   To  be  unique,  think  outside  the  box   Prepared  for  higher  learning  (College  prep)   Ability  to  face  challenges  and  adversity   Ability  to  react/adapt  to  changing  environments   Interpersonal  skills,  "soft"  skills  

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trust your  instincts   self  +  value   social  skills,  networking,  breaking  boundaries   with  confidence   time  management,  focusing  on  important   things  and  letting  other  stuff  go   problem-­‐solving,  not  be  afraid  to  ask  questions   get  ideas  flowing  from  LP,  articulate  ideas   resilience  +  adaptability   good  writing  skills   knowing  what  is  required  of  them  (elements  of   success,  TODL  BOX)  whatever  the  task   time  management   people  skills  -­‐  emotional  +  social  navigation   skills  +  empathy   being  conscious  that  each  of  us  makes  a   difference  and  has  a  role  to  play  in   team/community/society   confident/belief  in  themselves  (academic,   social,  your  own  strengths  and  challenges)   social  awareness   technology  skills   ability  to  work  hard  when  you  need  to   leadership  (effective  communication,  being  able   to  delegate,  time  management)   risk  taking   global  awareness   being  able  to  take  constructive  criticism   critical  thinking/thinking  outside  the  box   encourage  and  celebrate  diversity   strong  academics  and  knowledge  skills   flexibility   they  need  to  be  flexible,  open-­‐minded,   motivated   good  computer  skills   community  minded   creative  -­‐  think  outside  the  box   take  risks   love  for  learning/curiosity   self  sufficiency   perseverance   resilience   adaptability   self  disciplined   define  success?  Meeting  your  own  goals,  not  let   society  dictate  happiness  of  success   Organization  skills   time  management   prioritize   compassion  and  humility/empathy   emotional  intelligence  

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connectedness with  others  in  Text  and   Facebook  era   making  eye  contact   charitable  mind  ability  to  care  for  others   global  perspective   Leadership  Skills   public  speaking  experience   communicate  and  articulate  our  ideas   drive  and  ambition   teamwork  -­‐  being  able  to  work  with  others   including  culturally  different   social  skills   technological  savvy   Mandarin  language  skills   Respect  and  sensitivity  for  different  cultures   Analytical  skills   Problem  solving   Not  just  rote  memorization   Transferring  classroom  knowledge  to  real  work   applications   Resiliency   Bouncing  back  from  failure   Learning  from  mistakes   Handling  criticism   Goal  Setting   Setting  and  achieving  goals   Overall  health  and  well-­‐being   Spirituality  -­‐  inner  balance   confidence  and  risk  taking  and  strength  in   character   thinking  outside  the  box   love  of  learning  and  quest  of  learning   intellectually  curious   honesty/integrity   SATs   Test  taking   Business  acumen   Values  money   Junior  achievement   Reading  the  newspaper   passion  for  what  you  do   freedom  to  explore   develop  one's  passion   realistic  perception  of  themselves  as  "excellent"   to  be  helped  to  actually  develop  more  solid   drive  and  inner  motivation   opportunities  for  the  development  of  face  to   face  social  skills  -­‐  proactive  approach  to   relationships  and  activities  outside  of  social   networking  with  confidence  and  social  skills   to  be  able  to  discern  legitimate  information  and   knowledge  in  the  face  of  such  a  massive  infinite  

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self value,  value  of  human  life  -­‐  flexibility  does   not  mean  we  accept  everything  at  a  point  we   have  to  know  what  we  stand  up  for  -­‐  where  do   we  not  conform  because  of  our  value  system?   Balance  …   knowing  self-­‐strengths,  weaknesses,  needs,   stresses,  etc;  understanding  one's  own   character   self-­‐motivating  to  focus  energy  on  interests,   passions,  curiosities,  *  things  which  are  not   content-­‐based.   Ability  to  be  happy  -­‐  make  one's  own  happiness,   life-­‐contentment,  sense  of  fulfillment   balance  of  skills!   Critical  thinker   Collaborative   Literacy  (reading/writing/math/tech)   Flexible/open-­‐minded   Creative  thinker   Takes  initiative   Adaptable/able  to  evolve  with  changes   Self-­‐motivated   Respectful/appreciative  of  others   Public  speaking  (able  to  confidently  present  self)   Effective  communication  skills   Leadership  skills   Resilience   Compassion   Integrity   Life-­‐long  learner   Patience  (be  able  to  stick  to  one  thought/idea   and  see  it  through  to  completion)   Sense  of  humor   communication,  cooperation,  flexibility,   technology  (work  with),  creativity,  playful,   perseverance,  independent,  motivated   leadership,  inquisitive,  curious,,  thinking  out  of   the  box,  interpersonal  skills,  discriminators  of   (good)  information,  empathy.   All  the  above  to  be  modeled  and  taught;  hard   working,  globally  minded,  resourceful,  resilient,   be  prepared  to  have  more  than  1  career,   multiple  strengths.  Good  listeners,  able  to  speak   in  front  of  people.   Cope  with  stress,  interpersonal  skills,   comfortable  in  your  own  skin.  Intrapersonal   skills  (character  development),  self  confidence,   define  happiness  for  yourself.    Critically  think   about  happiness.    Critically  think  about  success.   What  does  successful  mean  …   Success  has  to  be  known  from  within  -­‐  so   intrapersonal  skills  are  essential  

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appreciation language  ability   cooperation   presentation  skills   develop  confidence   life  skills   risk  taker   tolerance   out  of  comfort  zone   open-­‐minded   honest  -­‐  caring/empathy  for  others   tech  savvy   culturally  sensitive  and  socially  sensitive   communication  -­‐  another  language;  working   with  others;  strong  written  skills   risk  takers;  decision  makers;  understand   accountability   political  mindedness/behavior   simple/basic  values  -­‐  ethics   enviro  awareness   self-­‐esteem/confidence   strong  basic  knowledge  skills  -­‐  math;  writing;   basic  spelling;  knowledge  of  history;  geography   basic  presentation  skills  -­‐  to  speak  confidently   to  a  group  small  or  large   form  strong  learning  habits/practices  -­‐  basis  for   good  work  ethics   respect  for  others  and  self   enjoy  learning;  developing  a  life-­‐long  love  of   learning   life  skills:  responsibilities   creative  thinking/problem  solving   good  listening  skills  -­‐  actively  listen   appreciation  of  arts   okay  to  make  mistakes  -­‐  opportunity  learn  from   them   critical  thinking  -­‐  problem  solving   resilience   integrity   flexibility   strong  moral  ethics   service  minded   curiosity   career  focused  "training"  -­‐  help  kids  find  out   "who"  they  are   adaptability   communication  skills  -­‐  presentation;  verbal;   written;  collaboration   basic  business  sense/knowledge   conflict  resolution/etiquette/negotiation   leadership  skills   visions  become  reality  through  implementation  

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Problem solver   Multi-­‐lingual   Global  thinker   Open  to  change   Flexible  learner   Be  able  to  write   Tolerant   Sense  of  humor   Accept  difference  in  others   Innovative  –  think  outside  the  box   Well  rounded  (multi-­‐skilled)   Be  able  to  work  within  a  group   Honesty  –  integrity  –  have  a  sense  of  morals,   ethics   Ability  to  change  (to  listen  to  positive  criticism)   Listener   Being  able  to  commit   Brave  –  risk  taker   Assertiveness  –  stand  up  for  what  you  believe  in   Passionate  about  what  you  do   Tolerance   Articulate  –  writing,  speaking,  communication   skills   What  is  successful?   Service  oriented   Family  values   Be  able  to  find  a  balance,  work  downtime,   family  time   Social  skills  –  flexibility  in  who  you  work  with   Cultural  aware   Sensitivity  to  others   Getting  beyond  privileges  and  advantage  of  our   world  in  HK   Independence  –  self  sufficient   Being  able  to  think  outside  themselves   what  students  need:   technology  -­‐  application   environmental  -­‐  social  responsibility,   sustainability  (awareness)   problem  solving   creativity   adaptive   cultural  awareness   collaboration  skills  -­‐  emotional  development   from  each  according  to  his  ability,  to  each   according  to  his  need  -­‐  Karl  Marx   learn,  unlearn,  relearn   critical  thinker,  collaborate,  communicate   perseverance   cultural  awareness   bilingual  

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collaboration (working  with  other  people)  -­‐   enriches   working  in  a  team   communication  skills:  writing,  presentation,   participation   respecting  others   organization   computer  skills   creative  thinking  skills   adaptable,  flexible   global  perspective   ability  to  think  for  themselves   cultural  awareness  and  sensitivity   hard  working   honest,  integrity   doing  the  right  thing  even  when  no  one's   around   foresight   self-­‐motivation   ability  to  focus  and  be  productive   manage  time  wisely   not  necessarily  conforming  to  societal   expectations   long-­‐term  relationships   seeing  positive   work  independently   ability  to  manage  time  well   empathetic  and  understanding  of  others   leadership   vision   planning  skills   thinking  before  doing   open-­‐minded   innovative   open  to  other  ideas   dealing  with  problems  and  bouncing  back   initiative   understanding  that  life  isn't  defined  by   academic  success   knowing  how  to  be  happy   what  is  happiness   accepting  failure   able  to  receive  constructive  criticism  and  judge   its  value   give  back  to  the  world   service   spiritual  awareness   learn  from  your  mistakes   resilience   able  to  make  connection   interpersonal  skills  

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multi-­‐tasking discipline   lateral  thinking   creativity   cultural  awareness   problem  solvers   integrity  -­‐  moral  values   language  skills   responsibility   doer   initiative   team  player   self  motivated   awareness  of  strengths  (self-­‐awareness)   being  reflective   listening  skills   advocates  for  environment   caring/compassionate   resilience   learn  from  mistakes   adaptable   global  networks   common  sense   visionary   life-­‐long  learner   spirituality   life-­‐skills   life  skills  -­‐  basic  -­‐  sewing,  washing  cleaning   open-­‐mindedness   passion  to  learn   filtering  information   time-­‐management   prioritizing   people  skills  -­‐  social   respect   hard-­‐worker   manage  expectations   balance  of  different  areas  of  life   prioritizing   emotional  balance   something  that  you're  passionate  about,  e.g.   hobby,  spirituality   leadership  skills   mentors/mentees  (guidance)   informed  decision-­‐makers  -­‐  someone  who  looks   at  both  pros  and  cons,  who  tries  to  be  informed   curious  -­‐  digs  deeper   analyze   resilient  -­‐  can  take  the  bad  with  the  good   perseverance  

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effective, strong  communicate  -­‐  willing,   confident  ability  to  self-­‐censor  (era  of  blogging,   warping,  sense  of  self-­‐importance  -­‐  kids  think   everything  about  them  is  important   innovators   creative   "bored"  -­‐  able  to  deal  with  it  -­‐  and  able  to   address  it   a  sense  of  themselves  and  their  place  in  the   world,  their  "rooted-­‐ness"   kind,  caring   integrity,  honesty,  value   work  with  and  accept  others  who  are  different   resourceful,  can  figure  things  out   realistic,  practical  -­‐  of  strengths  and   weaknesses   perspective   centered  with  a  good  sense  of  self   adaptability  -­‐  need  to  adapt  to  adverse   situations   open-­‐minded,  respectful,  culturally  aware   adjust  to  the  situation,  figure  things  out   language  skills  (ie  Chinese,  et  al)   love  of  learning  throughout  one's  life   empathetic   morals  in  all  situations  -­‐  developed  spirituality   self-­‐awareness   good  at  prioritizing   can  balance  uses  of  technology,  doesn't  let  it   overwhelm   global  citizen   qualities  (flexibility  -­‐  openness  to  change  in   career  and  location;  cross  industry  not  stay  with   some  company,  change  career)  vs  skills  (touch   type,  transferable,  communication  skills)   no  choice  change  will  be  upon  them  and  they   will  have  to  adapt   math  and  science  be  analytical   technical   interpersonal  skills   cultural  insight  and  sensitivity   languages   be  able  to  write  and  express  their  ideas   communication  skills  across  cultures   encourage  development  of  passions   know  and  be  comfortable  with  your  limitations   physically  and  mentally  happy   be  able  to  say  I  will   passion  -­‐  creativity  could  be  lost   confidence  in  expressing  yourself  and  talking  to   strangers  -­‐  people  you  don't  know  or  feel   comfortable  with   12  


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go getter  attitude   courage  to  participate  face  to  face   risk  taking   tolerance   takes  responsibility   learn  how  to  fail  -­‐  can  make  you  more  driven  to   succeed   willingness  to  compromise  -­‐  accept  that  you   won't  always  be  right   experiential  vs  academic  learning:  how  to  learn   not  what  to  learn  -­‐  how  to  access  what  you   need  willing  to  learn  -­‐  life  long  learner   appreciate  what  you  have  and  ability  to  move   on   there  are  many  different  definitions  of  success   and  allowing  for  these  different  definitions   keep  the  human  touch  -­‐  physical  side  of  learning   *  adaptable  to:  situations,  different   representations   respectful:  religions,  cultures   *  able  to  communicate  -­‐  social  skills    (justify   reasoning)-­‐  EQ   disciplined/dedication     multi-­‐faceted  -­‐  adding,  accumulating  skills  sets   passionate   wide  perspective  -­‐  awareness   solid  foundation   process  skills   communication   reasoning  and  justifying   multiple  representations   problem  solving   making  connections   curiosity   creativity   integrity  ?   keeping  in  with  trends  (technological,  global,   political)   *  evaluate  information  -­‐  managing  -­‐  balance,   prioritize   leadership  skills   integrity?   Success:  intersection  between  passion  and   happiness   Emotional  intelligence  -­‐  EQ  -­‐  connections  to   family   Accepting  adversity  (builds  character  also)   Being  comfortable  alone  -­‐  self  reflective   Know  how  you  learn  best   Environmental  consciousness   people  skills  -­‐  express  to  others  communicate  to   others  

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1:1 :  losing  communication  skills?   Constant  learners   Express  in  print-­‐writing  skills   Confident  to  share  ideas  -­‐  have  that  initiative   Pro-­‐active;  guts  to  go  get  what  you  want   Follow-­‐up  and  follow  through   Stand  up  for  yourself   Being  interested  in  what  you  are  doing:  reflects   on  their  work  and  show  you  care   Being  open  minded  in  mentality   Respect  for  others  and  their  ideas   Being  flexible/creative   Compromise/group  work  collaboration   Learn  another  language  -­‐  cultural  awareness   and  cultural  openness   Emotional  awareness,  EQ,  knowing  what  other   person  is  feeling;  empathy   Environmental  awareness:  conscious/aware  of   our  environmental  resources   Resiliency/perseverance  keep  working  at  its   goal   Importance  of  integrity  -­‐  not  too  caught  up  in  a   goal  to  sacrifice   Sense  of  self   Importance  of  being  reflective  -­‐  being  a   visionary,  being  able  to  forecast   Think  about  big  questions   resourcefulness   self-­‐directed  learning   communication   mind  set  -­‐  awareness   *  ability  to  adapt   free-­‐thinker  -­‐  creativity   EQ  (very  important)  vs  IQ   Collaboration  -­‐  ideas   Critical  thinking   Multi-­‐lingual  -­‐  global  citizen   better  EQ   compassion:  people,  nature,  earth   skillful  communication:  language  techniques   open-­‐minded  problem  solving:  positive  attitude   work  in  a  team   real  conversation  -­‐  be  a  good  listener   non-­‐verbal  communication   creative  approach  to  all  tasks   questioning  nature  -­‐  curiosity   respect  for  others  and  the  surroundings   well-­‐rounded   math  and  technical  skills   more  athletic  activity   self  monitoring  skills  in  the  new  technologies  

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connectivity to  community,  groups,  faith,  family   going  to  the  library   evaluate  and  manage  information,  questioning   sources,  looking  for  alternative  perspectives   understand  themselves  as  a  learner:  strengths;   think  about  learning  –  meta-­‐cognition;   weaknesses  -­‐  what  to  work  on   how  do  you  measure  success?  Kids,  parents,   teachers,  college   value  system   discipline,  EQ,  acquiring  skills   process  skills,  life-­‐long  learner,  adaptability   honesty  and  integrity   justify  their  communication,  connections,   problem  solving   academic  foundation   creativity   American  style  and  emotional  intelligence  and   strong  skills   communication  skills   confidence   global  perspective  -­‐  collaboration,  cultural-­‐ tolerance,  role  of  service,  good  minds,  good   hearts,  good  ethics,  good  morals  >  integrity  >   honor  codes  that  are  crested  and  administered   by  students;  accountable  >  no  lying,  cheating,   stealing   flexible   tolerance   risk-­‐taking   perseverance   compassion   adaptability   creativity   know  how  to  learn  -­‐  not  what  you  know,  but   how  to  find  it;  acquiring  knowledge   not  relying  on  outside  stimulation   self-­‐initiative   opportunity  to  experience  failure  and  learn  and   grow  from  it  -­‐  success  seen  as  accomplishing   goals  but  should  give  credit  to  the  process.    If   you  have  a  question  and  answer  it,  the  answer   should  lead  to  new  questions.   How  to  be  hungry  for  knowledge   Human  touch  -­‐  too  much  time  in  front  of  a   screen   Facilitate   Curiosity   Need  norms  and  structures  along  with  creativity   and  freedom;  must  be  responsibility  and   accountability   Mentally  and  spiritually  and  physically  strong  

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mathematical skills  -­‐  need  scaffolding  from   school   successful:  to  make  $,  be  able  to  sleep  and  be   happy;  getting  to  know  oneself   aware  of  the  steps  to  get  to  the  top  (knowing   the  bottom  grunge  work)   communicators   filters  of  information  (analytical  skills,  finding   info)   creative/problem  solvers   outside  the  box,  curiosity  -­‐  realistic,  goal   setting,  knowing  how  to  have  fun  (balanced  life)   aware  of  the  world   reflective   presentation  skills  (videos,  speaking,  blogging)   spiritual/morally  aware   "real  life"  experience   home  economics  (sew,  dishes,  life  skills,   laundry)   common  sense  (give  experiences)   patience,  delve  into  the  deeper  layers  of   thinking,  life  etc.   WHY  are  we  doing  what  we  are  doing?   Summary   Curiosity    What  does  success  mean   resilient  and  adaptable   working  as  a  team   shift  in  expectations  from  universities   well  rounded  -­‐  balance  -­‐  specific  passions  and   skills  to  offer   how  do  we  know  -­‐  what  our  passion  is,  and  how   do  we  make  a  living?   Helping  students  to  think  laterally.  Have  the   building  blocks  to  explore  new  avenues   It  is  okay  to  not  know   Teamwork  -­‐  is  harder  to  develop  with  the  use  of   the  computer  (stamp  of  approval  by  school)   Balance  -­‐  how  do  we  deal  with  life  in  a  healthy   way  -­‐  positive  habits,  rested,  fit   Finding  ones  passion   self-­‐confidence   communication  skills   flexibility  -­‐  ability  to  think  on  feet   courage   diversity   awareness   ability  to  speak  to  each  person  as  an  individual  -­‐   get  out  of  bubble   make  our  decisions  and  rewarded  for  diversity   of  choice   desire  for  independence  

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honesty, integrity   sense  of  others   group  work   work  place  skills  -­‐  technically  savvy   work  in  groups,  collaborative  (team  work)   analyze  data,  information  -­‐  make  decisions  -­‐   sort  data  from  opinions   foreign  language  skills   healthy  lifestyle  (manage  stress,  enjoy  what  you   do)   confident  in  abilities  to  determine  what  makes   you  happy   time  management   ability  to  listen   not  losing  personal  touch,  ability  to  interact   with  others,  develop  meaningful  relationships   in  contact  with  real  world  -­‐  get  out  bubble   passionate   problem  solving   independence   adaptable  (cultural  awareness,  cultural   competence  -­‐  understand  values  of  other   cultures,  communication   well  educated  (exposure  to  many  disciplines  and   other  sides)/tech  savvy/well  rounded/balanced   teamwork   resilience   influential  EQ  -­‐  communicate,  lead,  with  other   leadership  qualities   inter-­‐personal  relationships  skills   relationships   read  perceptively   speak  precisely   write  clearly   compute  ICT  -­‐  information  communicate  tech  -­‐   EQ  -­‐  social  space  appropriateness   Quality   Self  motivated   Passionate   Curiosity  -­‐  "learn  to  be  constructively   dissatisfied"  -­‐  always  seeking   Empathy  -­‐  reserve  judgment  -­‐  seek  to   understand  and  modify  judgment   what  is  successful?  -­‐  best  you  can  be  at  your   chosen  fields,  identify  goal  and  steps  towards  it   At  HKIS  -­‐  homogenous  group  of  students   read  critically   write  effectively   listen  carefully   empathic   independence   perseverance/resiliency   15  


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speak confidently   common  fundamentalists  -­‐  competitive   flexibility  and  adaptability   experience  failure  and  recovery   math  skills   computer  skills  and  technological  skills  (ICT   "EQ"  skills  -­‐  general  -­‐  mandatory)   resourcefulness   serious  research   ability  sift  info  -­‐  analyze/gather  data  -­‐  research   skills   budget  skills   potential  fiancé  skills   synthesize  information   organization  and  structured   life  skills   health  and  wellness  -­‐  physical  and  spiritual   how  to  make  choices   curiosity   open-­‐mindedness   good  communication  skills   being  flexible   follow  through,     ability  to  adapt  their  situation/experience  to  the   larger  context/situation  around  them,  being   globally-­‐minded   ability  to  reserve  judgment  initially  then  to   express  opinions  after  hearing  different   viewpoints   how  is  "success"  defined?    What  is  it?   To  become  aware  of  who  they  are    Their  talents,  niche   not  just  about  materialism   self-­‐knowledge   having  integrity,  should  not  achieve  success  at   the  expense  of  others   appreciation  of  art,  creativity  the  arts   strong  inter-­‐personal  skills,  ability  build   relationships   being  ethnical  and  knowing  it  is  wrong   capacity  to  articulate  moral  issues,  why  is   something  wrong?    Not  just  because  there  are   consequences   learning  to  be  competitive  in  grateful  and   healthy  manner   community  service,  being  devoted/dedicated  to   it   being  empathetic   not  just  personal,  but  what  differences  have  you   made  to  others'  lives?   Adaptability  to  new  environments,  different   challenges  

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culturally sensitive  aware   kind   seeking  to  understand,  not  judge   social  skills/EQ   connect  with  people   help  draw  other  people  out   increasingly  difficult  -­‐  due  to  technology   need  to  communicate  -­‐  not  necessarily  be  good   at  school   not  just  perform  well   connect  with  people   to  be  able  to  adapt   acceptance,  willingness  to  ask  for  help,  and   learn  in  the  process   continue  to  learn  basic  knowledge  in  the  future   time  management,  taking  initiative,  being   responsible   HKIS  prepare  for  college   Self-­‐worth   Responsibility   world  is  smaller  and  smaller   diversity    socioeconomic  and  education  backgrounds   HKIS  allows  -­‐  sees  a  lot  -­‐  social  awareness   Environmentally  aware  -­‐  cost  of  action  -­‐  to   environment  and  people   teamwork   ability  to  work  within  group,  collaborate   take  on  multiple  roles,  despite  nature   flexible  and  open  to  different  ideas   empathy   feel  for  others   concerned  about  others'  ideas   skills  for  broad  range  of  careers   experiencing  different  things   adapt  to  world  changes   open  to  new  cultures  and  world  view   understanding  diversity   accepting   compassion   softer  skills  (vs  technology)   people  skills/human  interaction   power  of  technology,  but  keeping  personal   touch   language  skills  (especially  Mandarin)   multilingual  -­‐  world  views  experienced  through   languages   situated  next  to  China   distinct  disadvantage  if  you  don't  know   Mandarin  

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Use technology  in  a  good  way,  it  enhances  it,   not  dominate  it  (think  outside  the  box),  cut  the   reliance  on  technology,  learn  to  respect  and  rely   on  our  own  abilities   Be  resourceful,  know  it’s  okay  to  ask  questions,   and  be  able  to  use  one’s  own  judgment  –  good   value  system  knowing  and  trusting  you  know   your  right  and  wrong.   Be  resourceful  in  a  practical  sense  and  be  able   to  seek  out  the  resources  around  you   Resilience   Compassion  –  tolerance   Knowledge   Open-­‐minded   Values  –  know  right  from  wrong  –  social   conscience,  social  justice   Able  to  read  and  write  well   Be  articulate   Critically  literate,  particular  with  media   Resourceful   Participate  and  care  about  local  government  –   not  apathetic  –  vote!   Concern  for  others   Problem-­‐solvers   Strong  foundation  in  basics   Liberate  education   Sense  of  community  –  respect  others  –  religion,   race   Team  work  –  collaboration  in  the  true  sense   Work  hard  –  with  balance  –  know  how  to  play   Appreciate  how  they  came  to  success   Emotional  intelligence   Good  role  models   Bravery  -­‐  to  take  risks  and  try  new  things   Innovative  or  at  least  able  to  accept  change   Honesty  –  integrity   Believe  in  yourself  –  confidence   Work  in  teams   Able  to  work  independently   Able  to  work  under  stress,  e.g.  limited  time   Maintain  focus   Able  to  prioritize  to  accomplish  goals  and  tasks   Strategic  thinking  skills  that  they  can  apply  in   real  lives  so  they  can  manage  their  lives   Cultural  acceptance  and  sensitivity   Negotiation  skills   Conflict  resolution  skills  –  listening:  suspending   own  agenda  –  finding  common  ground   Balance  life  with  time  management   Focus   What  is  successful?    Many  different  definitions   base  don  cultural  values  

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Employability –  can  you  get  a  job  when  you   leave  your  current  position?   Skills  –  creativity,  independence,  trusting,   character  traits   Only  take  3%  of  studies  into  future  –  school   needs  to  teach  skills  that  we  need  later   Contain  stress,  produce  work  on  a  real  life   timely  basis.    Experience  of  learning  is  more   important  than  content.   Process  most  important  -­‐    need  autonomy,   reflection   Independence  as  well  as  team  skills   Open  to  perspectives,  empathetic   Intercultural  competence   Communication   Contextual  understanding  is  important   Consumer  education  –  marketing  of  “success”,   competes  with  who  we  really  area  as  humans,   spiritual  nature.   Open  to  change,  communication,  understand   how  technology  changes  the  world   Study  content  to  learn  processes   Teams  improve  process  –  learn  interdependence   Where  food  comes  from  -­‐  consumers   Self  knowledge  –  health  and  well  being   Contextualization  is  key  –  understand  it.   Humility  that  you  don’t  understand  everything,   understand  differences   People  have  civic  responsibilities  be  part  of  the   solution   Accept  views  of  others   Use  of  tech  is  important,  but  people  skills  are   important   Resilience  –  “brush  yourself  off,  keep  going”   Reading  –  seek  out  sources,  read  critically   Work  hard   Languages  –  be  multilingual   Negotiate,  create  peace  in  family,  build   relationships   Writing,  document  life  through  words,  photos.     Know  family  history  –  what  do  we  value  and   believe?   Strategic  thinking,  applying  skills  learned   Character  issues:  good  listener,  learning  habits,   overall   Resilience,  sense  of  self,  confidence,  not  subject   to  peer  pressure   Good  character  issues,  ethics  in  society   Good  academics,  strong  curriculum   Ability  to  manage  change,  to  adapt  in  today’s   society  

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Appendix A Question  1:    What  qualities  and  skills  do  our  students  need  to  be  successful  in  the  world  today?     •

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Good writing  skills,  standards  are  lower  because   of  second  language  learners  (English).  Maybe,   different  English  classes  to  accommodate   students  with  different  levels  of  skills   Today’s  technology  lessens  the  students’  writing   skills,  they’re  not  encouraged  to  write  properly   Social  skills,  respect  for  others,  sense  of   community   Be  confident  and  proud  of  what  one  does,   respect  for  one’s  values   Understand  and  appreciate  different  cultures   and  language   Strong  academic  preparation   Teamwork/conflict  style  skills   Survival  skills   Learning  not  just  for  the  sake  of  learning   Understanding  of  learning  process   Creativity   Problem  solving,  reasoning  skills   Confidence   Perseverance  and  resilience  to  process  set-­‐ backs   Openness   General  love  of  learning   Curiosity   Willingness  to  compromise  –  culture  sensitivity   Knowing  yourself,  while  being  open  to  others   Clearly  defined  divisional  basic  skills  and   knowledge   Multi-­‐lingual   Visual  and  graphic  literacy   Better  understanding  of  China  and  Mandarin   Balance  of  emotional  and  cognitive  intelligence   Recognition  of  individual  learning  style   (tolerance)  and  acceptance  and  awareness   What  does  success  mean  to  you   Success  is  defined  differently  throughout   cultures   Self-­‐esteem   Recognizing  the  importance  of  China/Mandarin   –  but  there  is  a  whole  separate  world!   Skills   Teamwork  with  specific  direct  instructions  on   coming  to  agreement  when    conflict  or   disagreement   Quality  and  skills:   Collaboration   Analyze  data   Balanced  life,  global  citizens   Practical/common  sense  skills   Health  skills   Home  

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Life skills   Write  effectively/succinctly  from  writing  well   Integrity/diversity   Adaptability   Home  economic  skills   Earth-­‐wise  skills   Practical  home  finances  –  budgeting   Spirituality   Service   Work  place  –  6  to  10-­‐15  years   Communication  skills   Confidence   Presentation  skills   Core  skills  (math,  English,  Science,  arts)   Engagement  skills   Listening  skills   Adaptable  –  strong  minded   Well  educated  –  self  motivated   Tech  savvy  –  cult   Be  constructively  dissatisfied   Basic  skills:   Read  perceptively   Speak  precisely   Compute  effectively   Learn  and  follow  with  dedication   Prepare  for  “chosen  field”  (s)   IQ   EQ   ICQ   Team  activity   Teachers  can  become  complacent  if  left  in  same   role  for  too  long.    Lacking  or  lose  competitive   challenge  to  do  better   Over  use  of  technology,  forget  how  to  SURVIVE   without   Adaptive  to  new/different  environment   Persistence,  working  on  hard/difficult  problems   “Game”  electronic  temptation   Qualities  and  skills  of  students   Integrity   Courage   Flexibility   Qualities:   Expat  “bubble”  skills   Find  compassion   Collaboration   Be  rewarded  for   Student  perspective  on  Q1:   Adapt  quickly  to  new  developments  e.g.  new   technology  

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More tolerant  of  other  cultures  as  a  preparation   for  increased  globalization   Time  to  entertain  in  curiosity  –  self  directed   learning   Leadership   Character-­‐integrity   World  citizens   Strategic  thinking   Confidence   Resilience   Ability  to  manage  change,  adapt   Academic  -­‐>  schools  /  university  is  competitive!   Writing,  essays,  debate   Set  a  high  bar   Intercultural  competence   Being  driven  to  succeed  gets  us  where?  And  at   what  cost?   Learning   Self  evaluation,  self  monitoring   Independence   What  is  success?    Diversity   happiness   Qualities:   Humility   Compassion   Empathy   How  to  divide  the  pie:  tech,  multi-­‐lingual,   empathy,  communication-­‐teamwork   Base/foundation   Qualities   Teamwork   Creativity   Values/compassion   Empathy/respect   Multi  cultural     Technology   Writing,  reading,  math,  science   Global  citizen   Go  beyond  academics   Without  academics,  can’t  be  a  creative  thinker   Teamwork/group  work/collaboration   Self  starters   Opportunities  to  lead   Ability  to  think  about  the  solution,  not  just  the   answer   Safe  place  to  make  mistakes   People  skills  –  communication  skills   Presentation  skills   Intercultural     Optimism   Interdisciplinary  

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How do  you  define  success?   Personable   Articulate   Good  listener   Good  work  ethics   Open  minded   Works  with  others  well  but  lead  if  need  to   Strategic  thinking   Getting  along  with  diverse  groups/global   workforce   Ability  to  manage  change   Resilience   Language  stream  for  English   Respectful   Confident   Good  life  skills   Adaptable   Flexible   Integrity   Civic  responsibilities,  play  a  role   Who  defines  “success”   Already  implies  future  orientation  rather  than   process/present   What  do  we  value/believe   Context  specific   Culturally  bound   Research  skills   Empathy  –  open  to  other  thoughts   Self-­‐awareness   Confidence  in  their  identity    

 

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