At the heart of INTI’s teaching philosophy is industry readiness, where experiential learning facilitates a graduate’s success. The March 2012 INTI Open Day will be the first time that INTI provides visitors with hands-on experience through Project Based Learning (PBL) activities. In the past year, INTI students have completed a total of 50 assignments that were formulated to help develop in-demand skills such as problem solving, collaboration and effective communication. The popularity of PBL, where students undertake real employer projects on topics that have included “Stem cell harvesting and preservation awareness” and “Creative and workable CSR ideas for IBM”, has led to similar projects for visiting secondary school students albeit on a smaller but no less interesting scale.
|The opportunity for hands-on learning will be extended to INTI’s Open Day visitors.|
INTI’s forthcoming Open Day will see a series of fun, educational and inspirational activities for visiting members of the public. They will be invited to take part in individual and team-based physical and intellectual challenges that include solving cryptic puzzles, creating aesthetic and practical items using scientific know-how, building durable structures with lightweight materials and more – all under the guidance of INTI’s experienced teaching staff.
“Experiential learning is tied to the educational process at INTI and we wish to bring home the importance of this vital component of learning to our visitors. Past experience has shown that students really appreciate direct, hands-on exposure to activities and events that make learning fun and interesting. We also believe that our method encourages independent and practical thinking, a key quality of successful employees and entrepreneurs,” said Professor Walter Wong, Vice Chancellor of INTI International University.
Visiting students and parents can also look forward to presentations by representatives of INTI’s distinguished academic partners who will be providing insightful data on specific areas of study and career pathways to support informed decision making. Exhibitions of student projects, associations and activities, as well as educational quizzes that the public can take part in will contribute to the festive atmosphere of Open Day at INTI.
Throughout Open Day, members of the public will have the opportunity to view the range of teaching and support facilities available at INTI’s campuses. Each INTI campus is equipped with comprehensive learning facilities and up-to-date technology to support the learning process. All classrooms and lecture halls have audiovisual, media and computer facilities, and wifi hotspots give students the freedom to work anywhere. Libraries hold a comprehensive collection of publications and online digital resources promote in-depth research. Accommodation in the form of student hostels is available for those who choose to stay within close distance to campus. INTI’s team of lecturers and counselors will also be on standby to answer any questions on all matters pertaining to tertiary education, including financial aid and scholarships available.
Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is a part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.
INTI will be holding its Open Days on March 17 – 18, and 24 – 25, 2012 (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). For more information, call 06-7982000 / 03-5623 2800 / 04-6310138 / 082-570888 / 088-765701.