A computer-generated image of the Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) Affiliated High School. Photos by courtesy of the school
The Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) Affiliated High School will invite teaching faculty from SZTU to conduct lessons on cutting-edge technologies for its first batch of students this fall, said the school at a press conference yesterday in Pingshan District.
Tian Zuopeng, principal of the SZTU Affiliated High School, said that a total of 30 lessons on topics such as nanotechnology, 3D printing and robotics will be available for students to choose from.
“Students can select one lesson according to their interests and professors from SZTU’s 14 colleges will be responsible for the lessons. The innovative curriculum will be provided each week,” said Tian.
Tian Zuopeng, the principal of the school, delivers a speech at the press conference.
The purpose, according to Tian, is to make a full use of the educational resources made available by SZTU in order to help inspire students’ interests and present students with more choices and opportunities to pursue their interests.
The SZTU Affiliated High School will welcome its first set of 600 students in 12 classes this fall.
The new school, located in Kengzi Subdistrict in Pingshan District, will open July 30 with construction of the school set to be completed May 30.
So far, all construction projects are going as planned, the school said.
A computer-generated image of the school.
At yesterday’s news conference, Tian also mentioned the school plans to create and fully allow students to organize events involved in a new student activity club system, which is currently a new concept among the country’s high schools.
“In high schools, activities are mostly carried out by the class or by schools. We however hope to break down the class and grade barriers and encourage students to plan and organize everything on their own in order to cultivate these aspects of their abilities,” said Tian.
In addition, students will have a labor practicing course to learn about both modern and traditional farming.
Several teacher representatives also attended yesterday’s news conference.
It is said that some 40 percent of the school’s newly recruited teachers hold Ph.D. degrees from renowned universities at home and abroad including Tsinghua University, Peking University and Nanyang Technological University.