The Confucius Institute at Aalborg University arranged a trip to Beijing for 19 school leaders and high school principals from
all over North Denmark. It lasted a week from October 18 to October 25.
The aim of the trip was to let the participants learn more about China, experience the Chinese educational system and possibly find a friendship school for future collaboration.
The trip was a great success. All the participants showed great interest in China. The planned program gave them cultural experiences such as the
Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and more. They also visited several local schools where they got the opportunity to talk with pupils, teachers and school leaders and attend different classes such as Chinese class, art class, and English class.
These visits inspired the Danish school leaders in many ways. Especially the Chinese school system’s big attention to the physical well being of the students made a big impression.
Besides the school visits the school leaders also attended meetings with their Chinese peers and lectures about the Chinese society. In this way they attained a lot of information about the Chinese school system,which they can use in future collaboration with partner schools and the CI.