In a rapidly evolving world, where creativity and innovation reign supreme, the intersection of art and education has never been more crucial. It is within this dynamic context that the partnership between Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and WISS (Western International School of Shanghai) emerges as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring artists and designers.
A vital element of the Career-related Programme is the study of Personal and Professional Skills. Students acquire skills that support learning, life, and work over the two-year course, covering five main subjects: Applied Ethics, Intercultural Understanding, Personal Development, Effective Communication, and Thinking Processes.
Applied Ethics is the application of ethics to real-world problems and attempts to answer the question of how people should act in specific situations. While studying Applied Ethics as part of the Personal and Professional Skills Programme, students will analyze, discuss and debate ethical dilemmas in general life, progressing to dilemmas more specific to the workplace and their career-related studies.
The IB Career-related Programme has four elements: Language Development, Service Learning, Personal and Professional Skills, and the Reflective Project. These elements are known as the CP Core.
The Reflective Project is a 3,000-word assignment focusing on an ethical dilemma within the student’s career-related study. As our Grade 12 students finalize these projects, our Grade 11 students prepare for them by learning about ethics in their Personal and Professional Skills class.
The Aeronautics, Engineering, and Aviation Business pathway is a groundbreaking opportunity for students interested in aviation, air traffic control, aeronautical science, engineering, physics, and military and civilian aviation. Aeronautics, the newest IBCP pathway at the Western International School of Shanghai, enables students to engage in career-related learning while still in high school. WISS is exceptionally proud to be the 4th IBCP school worldwide to offer this exciting and competitive partnership with ERAU in Aeronautics.
This exciting pathway gives students an edge on the competition by allowing them to gain practical and applicable skills in a booming field that genuinely interests them. For students in the aeronautics pathway, the sky is the limit, quite literally. The lifelong and applicable skills that students gain through this pathway will enable them to work in aeronautics, with jobs ranging from pilot to flight engineer to defense industry design, amongst many exciting options.