At Kindi Education we believe that students should enter university life without fear. Our University Preparation Program expands students’ essential academic and 21st Century Skills to ensure that they are ready for a successful university life. In addition to preparing for stringent academic requirements at the university level, students will develop new life skills. They will learn how to effectively manage their time and money, and make choices regarding their personal lives and extracurricular activities.
Final year high school students
High school graduates
DURATION AND HOURS
Including team project
ACADEMIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
Reading: Critical reading skills
that inform academic writing
Writing: Academic writing
guided by key sub-skills and
Speaking: Roles for academic discussions in model seminars
Listening: Note taking in authentic lectures and seminars using focused strategies
Presenting: Individual and team oral presentations
Through rigorous sessions, students learn and practise essential academic conventions and critical thinking skills for successful academic reading, writing, speaking, listening and presenting. Students explore a range of academic genres to prepare them for diverse challenges at university. They engage in authentic experiences such as diagnostic essay writing, follow strategies for effective note taking during mini-lectures, deliver academic presentations and participate in critical seminar discussions.
Students create two final products: the individual portfolio containing assessed academic works and the team project presentation— Roadmap for Navigating a Successful University Life.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Students hone their 21st Century skills during teamwork, creating a Roadmap for Navigating a Successful University Life presentation. The design and delivery of the presentation requires application of their newfound skills gained from course learning, experiences and reflection. The project milestones include a self-introduction, a selection of university extracurricular activities that further career opportunities, models of time and money management, a descriptive plan for health and well-being, and samples of academic achievements. Individual portfolio content is selected and combined in the team project to develop and deliver a presentation for a local high school graduating class or university cohort. This community presentation is the culmination of the course.