LYIS visits our strategic partner WildChina Education at their Education office in Shanghai

by Amy Zhang

Last Friday, Leading Your International School visited our strategic partner WildChina Education at their Education office in Shanghai.

๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ

WildChina is all about experiential education. Within this experiential setting, sustainability lies at the core of their business – just as it does with LYIS. Within their programmes, they use Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, which involves experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting. They focus on providing hands-on experiences directly connected to their learning objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These experiences aim to develop personal growth, and environmental understanding linked to the SDGs, Life on Land and Good Health and Well-being) – skills that are not always readily acquired in traditional classrooms.

๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ง๐ญ

Reflection has long been recognised as a crucial aspect of experiential learning. This reflection allows students to process their experiences, leading to potential positive behavioural changes and new perspectives. During the visit, I learned about some examples of students discovering their resilience and learning to appreciate various activities without relying on their phones. These experiences can be truly inspiring, helping students discover their hidden strengths and talents.

๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐‚๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž

WildChina caters to a wide range of clients, mirroring the diversity of their staff. In China, they’ve collaborated with numerous international schools, from prestigious institutions like Dulwich College and Harrow School to smaller bilingual schools in remote locations. In the United States, their clients include business schools at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia. Their programmes address the needs of middle school, high school, university, and even MBA students. They work with students from various backgrounds, including American students learning Chinese and MBA students seeking insight into the Chinese economy.

๐‹๐˜๐ˆ๐’ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐š – ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ

When asked to define WildChina, Tom Lewis, described the company as โ€œInnovative, Passionate, Safe, Inspiring, Engaged, and Sustainableโ€. These values resonate with LYIS’s mission to ‘Level Up International School Leadership’ and our core values of Ethical Leaders, Opportunity and Sustainability.

โ€œWe are doing the right thing that we are so passionate about, and we want to keep on going!” said Haena Seongsin Kim, Founder of WildChina when I asked what makes WildChina such a successful organisation.

Our partnership and ongoing collaboration continue to go from strength to strength.

Thank you, Haena Seongsin Kim and Tom Lewis ๅ”็‰ง for making this journey such an invaluable one.

Daniel Casey-Dunn contributed to our latest edition of LYIS – The Magazine from Leading Your International School, to learn more about WildChina Education, go to:

LYIS is proud to partner with WildChina Education

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