Frequently Asked Questions
How are courses designed for the AWP?
Courses are designed around core values and life skills like developing:
Problem solving ability
Problem defining ability
The attempt of the academic team is to help students understand that knowing the correct answer is not important, and true knowledge lies in understanding the process of getting to the correct answer. All instructors stress on process-based learning rather than content-based learning.
Can I interact with instructors or past participantâ€™s parents?
Yes! We will be happy to introduce you to parents of past participants. Due to privacy concerns we cannot provide you this information directly, please get in touch with our team and they will be happy to assist you with this.
You can watch students sharing their experience of the ASSET Summer Programme 2019 here
What about safety and security of my child?
Safety and security is extremely important to us. It is our top priority and we ensure that:
Students are under adult-supervision at all times. They are either with their Teaching Assistants in the classroom or with their Resident Coaches outside the classroom. The Resident Coaches are same-gender as the student and they stay with students in the residence.
All buildings have 24X7 security and the campus is extremely safe with all exit points manned at all times.
We identify and connect with the nearest hospital(s). Their staff is instructed and aware about the winter programme, so they will be ready for any emergency. There is also an ambulance service if required. There is a doctor-on-call available throughout the day at the hospital who is dedicated to only the ASSET Winter Programme.
Detailed medical history forms are collected from students and we ensure all their medical needs are properly taken care of for e.g. any allergies, regular medication, ongoing health condition etc.
Who teaches at the AWP? How large are the classes?
We have subject experts with in-depth knowledge and understanding of each course being offered. All these experts are also experienced teachers. See the instructor profiles in the â€śProgramme Coursesâ€? tab for more information. Each course has between 8 and 20 students. This ensures individual attention is given to every student and also gives enough opportunity for each student to share their opinions during classroom discussions.
What benefits will my child have from this programme? How are these courses helpful?
The ASSET Winter Programme is designed to provide your child with the best academic exposure while maintaining a healthy balance of extra-curricular activities. Listen to experiences from past participants and parents!
- Benefits of the programme include:
Personal and academic development
Personalised attention in the classroom due to small class sizes
Peer-learning and networking among like-minded students (who are also gifted)
Social development in terms of dealing with day-to-day issues
Development of a growth mindset (a realisation that challenges still exist in learning and understanding but with perseverance they can be overcome)
What if my child is not able to adjust to the pace of teaching or with the instructor or peers?
Even though there are common exercises/activities during the course, the learning of each student is independent of each other. We maintain a healthy student to teacher ratio so each student learns at his/her pace. Our instructors are trained and have experience dealing with students so they are well-equipped to handle peer issues.
What facilities will be provided in the programme?
- Residential arrangements -
Gender-separated air-conditioned rooms on a twin sharing basis with 3-4 bathrooms on each floor
Student rooms interspersed with resident coach rooms, so all students will be supervised at all times
The hostel block is dedicated to the ASSET Winter Programme staff and students and no person without the authority allowed into the building
Students have access to laundry facilities by paying an additional fee
- Food arrangements -
Well-balanced meals which include fresh fruits, vegetables, and more served for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available at every meal
Special provision for students with dietary needs (such as severe allergies) etc.