On September 19th 2017, the Southwest University (SWU) exchange students had their first visit to the University of Windsor campus. The librarian at Leddy Library, Mr. Jason Horn, instructed the students on how to conduct research and avoid plagiarism.
9月19日, 2017届西南大学交换生在老师们的带领下参观美丽的温莎大学校园。图书管理员Mr. Jason Horn向学生们介绍了图书馆资料研究并解释了如何避免抄袭。
The SWU exchange students had the opportunity to choose between several courses from the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. These included: Contemporary Social Issues in Education, Educational Psychology and Special Education. The SWU students worked alongside University of Windsor students and found multiple differences between Canadian and Chinese classrooms.
2017届西南大学交换生旁听温莎大学教育学院课程。根据不同专业, 西南大学交换生学习不同的课程, 如当代社会教育重点议题、教育心理学、特殊教育等。西南大学交换生与本校同学一同学习, 并积极参与课堂讨论。在收获新知识的同时, 交换生也不断观察和了解加拿大课堂与中国课堂的不同之处。
The SWU exchange students attended a series of workshops provided by the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. Dr. Shijing Xu presented a workshop about cross-cultural awareness and professional growth portfolios and the SWU students felt they benefited a lot from this.
On September 21st, 2017, guided by Mr. Deng, the SWU exchange students attended a welcome reception at the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. Dr. Xu gave a brief introduction and expressed thanks to all the attendees. Dr. Geri Salinitri MC the reception, acknowledged university guests and appreciated the continued supports from faculty members, sessional course instructors and administrative staff. Also, in attendance were, GECDSB Superintendent Dr. Clara Howitt and local school principals: Ms. Teresa Iandolo (Prince Edward Elementary Public School) and Mr. Chris Mills (Talbot Trail Elementary Public School). The SWU students received a warm welcome from all attendees.
2017年9月, 在邓老师的带领下, 2017届西南大学交换生参加了温莎大学教育学院举办的欢迎会。许世静教授详尽介绍了互惠项目, 并对与会人员表示感谢。Geri Salinitri教授主持了此次欢迎会, 并对大学学院老师, 相关行政人员以及与会的客人们一直以来的支持表达了衷心的感谢。温莎大学副校长Douglas Kneale, 温莎大学教育学院院长Ken Montgomery, 温莎教委领导Clara Howitt教授和当地学校校长们（Prince Edward 公立学校Teresa Iandolo校长和Talbot Trail公立学校Chris Mills校长等）发言。2017届西南大学交换生感受到了热情的欢迎。
On September 22th, 2017, with the guidance of Dr. Shijing Xu, the SWU exchange students and their Canadian friends went to Point Pelee National Park. The tip of Point Pelee National Park is the most southern part of Ontario, Canada and serves as a pit stop for birds and butterflies that migrate throughout North America. During their visit, the SWU students walked through the Marsh Boardwalk Trail and spotted many beautiful birds around them. Afterwards, the students went to Lake Erie and enjoyed the placid blue water. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to experience the scenery and culture of Canada.
在2017年9月22日，在许世静教授的带领下, 西南大学交换生与加拿大友人一行, 参观了Point Pelee 国家公园。Point Pelee 国家公园位于加拿大最南端, 有“鸟与蝴蝶的迁徙走廊”之称。学生们走过了木栈道, 观赏了围绕在身旁的美丽飞鸟。最后, 同学们来到伊利湖边, 感受清澈宁静的蔚蓝湖水。对于学生们来说, 这是一次感受加拿大文化以及优美风光的短途旅行。
On September 23rd, 2017, the SWU exchange students visited an aboriginal school in Canada on a trip organized by Dr. Shijing Xu and her graduate assistants team. During their visit, the school principal discussed the school’s fundamental state, curriculum, and aboriginal culture. The principal also gave a special talk about The Legend of Dream Catchers and the visitors were introduced to the concept of learning and growing in nature.
9月23日, 西南大学交换生在许世静教授及其研究生助理团队的组织下参观了加拿大原住民学校。参观过程中, 该校校长向大家介绍了学校的基本情况, 课程设置及原住民文化, 还特意介绍了捕梦网的传说。所有参观者都学习到了在自然中学习和成长的理念。
On October 15th, 2017, the SWU exchange students went to the Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) Center to watch an ice hockey game. They enjoyed traditional ice sports and experienced a different part of Canadian culture through this activity. Although the venue was very cold, everyone was excited to be there.
On 30th October and 6th November, the SWU exchange students had two cultural exchange sessions with University of Windsor (UW) students. The UW students gave the SWU exchange students maple leaves and paintings as gifts. During the exchange, the students had an opportunity out of classroom to share with each other many educational topics which they are interested in. They also shared their teaching materials, such as lesson plans or textbooks, with each other during the discussion, highlighting what may be different or similar between education in Canada and China.
On November 3rd, 2017, the SWU exchange students participated in the Building Futures workshops held by the Ontario Ministry of Education for teacher candidates at the University of Windsor. This activity aimed to improve teacher candidates’ comprehensive and innovative abilities. This activity was divided into two sections, with each one having 6 workshops regarding communication between schools and families, special education, innovative education, and more.
In October 2017, the SWU exchange students were invited by University of Windsor students to experience the sport of curling at the Curling House. Curling is a national sport in Canada. The SWU students found it interesting, and were excited to learn more about the sport. Mr. Dalton explained the rules and demonstrated how to play. After the demonstration, the SWU exchange students had a chance to try curling themselves. The 2017 SWU exchange students thanked Mr. Dalton sincerely for his instructions.
2017年10月, 西南大学交换生在温莎大学学生的带领下到冰壶馆体验了冰壶运动。冰壶是加拿大的特色运动, 学生们对它都很感兴趣, 迫不急待地想要尝试一下。Mr. Dalton为大家讲解了冰壶的规则并且进行示范。西南大学交换生体验了冰壶运动, 并由衷地感谢Mr. Dalton。
OOn October 9th, 2017, a group of SWU exchange students received an invitation from local student Michael Doyon to attend Thanksgiving dinner in his home. They had a memorable day together talking with Michael’s family and eating an authentic Thanksgiving meal for dinner which included turkey. The SWU students received a warm welcome from local Canadians, and they all enjoyed Thanksgiving Day very much.
2017年10月, 西南大学交换生们应当地学生Michael的邀请, 到Michael家中度过了一个难忘的感恩节。交换生们和Michael家人亲切交谈, 品尝了正宗的加拿大晚餐, 当中最吸引人的当属感恩节特色火鸡。交换生们在Michael及其家人热情的欢迎和招待中, 度过了一个十分开心和难忘的感恩节。
On October 31st, 2017, Michael Doyon and his family invited all of our SWU exchange students to his house for Halloween night. The students had a great dinner. After that, Michael led the students to do some “trick or treating” around his neighborhood.
2017年10月31日，万圣节当天, Michael 及家人邀请西南大学交换生们在自家共进晚餐。晚餐后, Michael 带着学生们在周边邻居家体验了treat or trick。交换生们体验了一次别具特色的加拿大式万圣节。
Starting on October 11th, some 2017 Southwest University (SWU) exchange students had two weeks of full-time practicum in Kingsville Public School. They attended classes (K-8) and interacted actively with the students and teachers. In addition, while observing the classes, some SWU students were invited to introduce Chinese culture to the students. For example, Yue Yu presented a Chinese paper-cutting class, Hao Wang conducted a Chinese painting class and Qiyang Li introduced Chinese-radio gymnastics to Kingsville Public School.
During a two-week school placement from Oct. 10th to Oct. 20th, 2017, some Southwest University exchange students visited Prince Edward Public School. They observed classes in many different grades (K-8) and subjects. On the last day, the exchange students were given an opportunity to give a lecture to the Grade 6 students. The SWU students co-operated to give a 20-minute-long introduction to Chinese painting which involved a simple demonstration for the students. In the following 30 minutes, the Price Edward students enjoyed the chance to practice Chinese painting by themselves. Both teachers and students enjoyed the class very much.
In October 2017, some SWU exchange students visited Queen Victoria Public School. The Principal presented a warm welcome to the students, and the Vice-Principal led the students on a tour of the school. During these two weeks, the SWU students observed classes and took part in the school’s activities. On the last day of the school placement, all of the SWU students prepared a hearty Chinese breakfast for the teachers and students of Queen Victoria. On the same day, the SWU students conducted wonderful Chinese painting classes for students from three classes. The students enjoyed Chinese painting very much.
2017年10月, 2017届西南大学交换生到Queen Victoria Public School进行为期两周的实习。校长热情欢迎学生们的到来, 副校长带领交换生们参观校园。实习的两周里, 交换生观摩了课堂教学, 参与了课堂活动, 并向指导老师虚心请教。在实习的最后一天, 西南大学交换生们为全校师生准备了丰盛的中式早餐。同时, 他们也为三个班的学生们上了一堂精彩的中国国画课, 孩子们很喜欢。
OOn October 9th, 2017, five exchange students from Southwest University came to Talbot Trail Public School and started a two-week internship. The exchange students were assigned to different classes to study with the students, take part in classroom activities, and observe instruction. Through observation and communication with teachers and students, the exchange students learned a lot about different cultures and expanded their professional knowledge.
In October 2017, some Southwest University exchange students had a 10-day school placement in West Gate Public School. Through classroom observations, communications with school teachers, and sharing a Chinese culture class to the school, the exchange students found that primary school in Canada was very different from China in terms of school management, teaching methods, and educational philosophy. After the 10-day observations, they felt that primary school education in Canada was advanced. The exchange students also presented a Chinese paper-cutting class to grade 6 students, which received good reviews from their teachers.