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21st century learning embodies an approach to teaching that marries content to skill. Without skills, students are left to memorize facts, recall details for worksheets, and relegate their educational experiences to passivity
Embracing a 21st century learning model requires consideration of those elements that could compromise such a shift: creating learners who take intellectual risks, fostering learning dispositions, and nurturing school communities where everyone is a learner.
Students today will likely have several careers in their lifetime they must develop strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills in order to be successful in an increasingly fluid, interconnected, and complex world.
No longer does learning have to be one-size fits all or confined to the classroom the opportunities presented to us all, including the teachers should be used to re-imagine 21st century education focusing on preparing students to be learners for life.
Model United Nations
GGA offers holistic learning by integrating both curriculum and co curriculum activities to produce an all rounded student who is able to deliberate on various issues affecting the population that include Health, Technology, Ecology, Human Rights, Politics and Security.
Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.
Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations are recognized with awards.
World Scholars Cup
The World Scholars Cup (WSC) is an international team Academic Program with students participating from over 50 countries. Students from different countries come together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future.
The program is designed to help students understand the overarching themes of different subjects and how they relate to one another. These subjects include science, Literature, Arts, History and Music.
GGA will host the Regional Championship on January 24th-25th, 2017.
The President’s Award
The President’s Award is a program which seeks to encourage young people to chart their own path of self discovery and growth. The four components of Sport, Community Service, an Expedition and Skills and Interest are designed to provide a balanced experience of life.
It consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold- and students have the opportunity over a period of time to complete all the three levels. Successful Gold achievers are rewarded by the president of Kenya at State House Nairobi.
The program has been running at GGA for some time now and has been a very successful part of the extracurricular focus. For instance between 19th October-23rd October 2016, a team of students, staff members and an assessor set off to the Aberdares for Bronze Level.
We believe in Student’s Leadership as leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The Student’s Leadership consists of a team of students who work together with the teachers to facilitate the implementation of both the curriculum and non curriculum activities.
As Student Leaders, they continue to be peer mentors and role models for their classmates as they truly feel it’s their responsibility to shape the world they live in. The team represents the ‘students voices’ and engages with senior staff members to help develop recommendations on current and future productive pedagogies.
Community Service is a voluntary scheme which explores students and to different kinds of people, environments and situations. Students reflect on what they can do to make the society a better place as well as the impact of their contributions towards those in need of service. This instills in them a solidified view of self, purpose and a well-rounded worldview.
GGA Charity Kit Program collaborates with different non-governmental organizations and parents in Community Service Projects. The School’s fraternity and the students engage in hands-on activities which ensure that the donations collected in the course of the term are geared towards helping those in greatest need.
On 4th December 2016, the Charity Kit team collaborated with KOMESHA NJAA initiative and offered community service to hunger and poverty-stricken families in Kinango Constituency, at the Coastal region in Kwale County.