Build world-class academic research institute and fully integrate scientific research results with practical teaching scenarios.

In the early days of MSA, the Research Institute was responsible for coordinating, planning, developing, and producing the "ISOS" (the word was derived from Greek, used to indicate “equal”, and represents “standard” now) of the MSA school model. The main tasks of the Institute are to provide design support for the content of MSA's educational programs; test the programs; collect operational practice data of Beijing campus to duplicate the school model, and make a systematic observation and give feedback to the actual operation of Beijing campus. Through high-quality academic research and exchange activities, the Institute will establish resources links and academic brands for MSA in the field of global innovative education.

Supporting MSA

为学院提供设计支持服务

The Research Institute is deeply involved in the design of BL, which includes presentation of academic objectives, operational mechanism, and roles and responsibilities of teachers.
Academic objectives
According to the in-depth study of the IB curriculum system, the A-Level curriculum system, the AP curriculum, and the examination and other mature international curriculum systems, the Institute collates and produces a Knowledge Map covering all the above curriculum systems. It also demonstrates the requirements and standards of each curriculum system for the knowledge, concepts, and content on the Knowledge Map through Bloom cognitive hierarchy (memorization, understanding, application, analysis, evaluation and creation).
Operation mechanism
The institute proposes the specific operating form, the activity content, and the milestones for the BL, and designs and makes the Knowledge Map that can be used to display learning progress and learning outcomes.
Roles and responsibilities of teachers
The institute designs and proposes the roles and responsibilities of teachers in BL.
The Institute provides PBL and DL learning modules with the Guidebook, as well as the design tools and design Manual needed for curriculum design.
Guidebook
It clarifies the curriculum development goals, teaching forms, course development procedure, curriculum standards, teachers’ standards, and teacher's professional development.
Tools and Manual
It contains the Knowledge Map covering the IB curriculum and SAT Subject curriculum system, so that teachers can clarify the core knowledge and concepts involved in the project curriculum. It also contains the detailed breakdown of the core competency model of MSA and relevant teaching tools and resources for performance evaluation.
The Institute designs and establishs a feedback evaluation system that runs through teaching and life as the replacement of the traditional score and assessment system, and creates a transcript system that conforms to the MTC (Mastery Transcript Consortium) model.

Testing Plan

测试方案

  • In view of the design content of the learning modules, the Research Institute will propose specific test scenarios and content test schemes to MSA.
  • On account of the combination of evaluation feedback system and teaching, the Institute will work with MSA to carry out relevant tests of curriculum and evaluation based on specific courses.

Model Construction and Validation

学校模型的搭建和验证

  • The Institute will continue to collect the operational practices data of the Beijing campus, including the specific curriculum contents of the learning modules, the design ideas and the master plan of the activities in the students' life, and the specific operational practices of the Beijing campus.
  • Through the operational practices of Beijing Campus, the Institute will systematically observe and give feedback on the school model.
  • Continually upgrade the school model system based on operational practices

Collaborations

与创新教育相关机构和资源建立长期稳定的合作关系

  • 现型评估相关的教师专业发展资源
  • PBL等教学模式的课程设计专业发展资源
  • 面向未来教育的新型教师专业发展资源

School Model

学校模型文件

Mentor Guidebook

个人成长导师手册

Bilingual Immersive Education Guidebook

双语沉浸式教学指导手册

Blended Learning Guidebook

混合式学习手册

Project Based Learning Guidebook

项目式学习手册

Deeper Learning Guidebook

深度学习手册

Course Design Tutorials

课程设计工具

MSA Learner Handbook

探月学院2018-2019学习者手册

Learner Centered Learning Guidebook

学习者为中心的教学手册

Project Design Template

项目式课程设计模版

PBL Course Syllabus Template

项目式课程大纲设计模版

Understanding By Design Template

重视理解的课程设计模版