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SPACE Life Skills Empowerment Program SPACE 生活技能提高课程

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Level:

  • Junior SPACE Explorer (Age 5-7)
  • Senior SPACE Explorer (Age 8-10)

Time:

  • 11 Dec, Mon – 15 Dec, Fri, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 18 Dec, Mon – 22 Dec, Fri, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm –5:30 pm

Location:

  • 1 Marine Parade Central #08-02, Parkway Centre (S) 449408

Background:

According to the World Health Organization, life skills are essential abilities for humans to adapt to ever-changing physical and social environment. These skills include self-awareness, decision making, problem solving, creative thinking, critical thinking, emotion regulation, stress coping, resilience, self-motivation, and interpersonal relationships. It has been well recognized that life skills are a product of the development of social (S), physical (P), academic (A), cognitive (C), and emotional (E) abilities, which we call SPACE abilities. Hence, it is important to develop life skills via promoting SPACE abilities.

Over the past decade, with the support and participation of thousands of local Singaporean parents, Dr. QU Li, PhD in Developmental Psychology from University of Toronto, Canada, and her team at Nanyang Technological University, have developed various methods and programs to improve children’s life skills. The results have been published in top developmental psychology journals (e.g., Lim & Qu, 2017; Qu, Finestone, Loh, & Leong, 2013; Qu & Lim, 2016; Qu & Ong, 2013; Qu, Shen, Chee, & Chen, 2015) and have been reported by public media such as Straits Times, Lian He Zao Bao, and Today. The current SPACE Life Skills Empowerment Programs are the integration of these scientific findings.

Course Overview:

Day Discover Theme Challenges Index of Achievement
1 Who am I? Knowing my strength and weakness Self-introduction Introduce self confidently
2 Where am I and when am I? Organizing my space and time Self organization Organize life skillfully
3 How do I feel? Regulating my emotion Handling negative emotions Express negative emotions appropriately
4 Who are they? Seeking social support Dealing with bullies Respond to bullies efficiently
5 Why should I? Motivating myself Self motivation Motivate self to achieve

Age Appropriate Child-Friendly Activities:

  • Explanation, demonstration, modeling, and story telling
  • Guided story reading and video clip watching
  • Self-reflection (drawing, doll playing, writing, building, etc.)
  • Guided group discussion
  • Guided role playing and game playing
  • Self-presentation

Timetable: 

# Session Time   Content
1 Morning

Afternoon

9:30 am – 9:35 am

2:30 pm – 2:35 pm

Warm-up  
2 Morning

Afternoon

9:35 am – 10:00 am

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Unit 1 What is the challenge of the day?

Let’s calm down first.

3 Morning

Afternoon

10:00 am – 10:30 am

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Unit 2 What is going on?

Let’s analyze the situation.

4 Morning

Afternoon

10:30 am – 11:00 am

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Unit 3 What can we do?

Let’s make a plan.

5 Morning

Afternoon

11:00 am – 11:30 am

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Unit 4 Time for a break!

Let’s make some healthy snacks.

6 Morning

Afternoon

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Unit 5 Action!

Let’s do it!

7 Morning

Afternoon

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

5:00 pm – 5:25 pm

Unit 6 What have we achieved?

Let’s review it.

6 Morning

Afternoon

12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

5:25 pm – 5:30 pm

Wrap up Home

 

Commitment:

With our systematic guidance and warm support, you children will learn how to discover their inner world as well as their external physical world and social world, and learn how to resolve typical problems that they may encounter at school. After this program, your children will increase their self-awareness, problem-solving abilities, emotion regulation, social competence, self-management, and self-confidence so that be more ready for the upcoming school life.

Fee:

  • $450 + registration fee $30

To register:

  • Please call Tony at 9118-3929, or WhatsApp @ 9118-3929

Email: Dr.Qu@myqualitydevelopment.com

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