2019DahaoZine-1201-600-2|Ch1 學術長的話
|Ch1 A Message from the Dean of Academic Affairs

禮樂生活、默契萬物:創造自己的生命儀式感
Ceremonial Life and Harmonious Beings:Ritualistic Creation of One’s Life Journey

美國著名教育學家克伯屈說:「孩子只有在行動中才能求得知識,知識唯有依賴行動方能完成。」
道禾說:「看不見的比看得見的重要」——課表只是形式,生活與學習內涵才是真實。

William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1965), one of the most distinguished educators, once said that children acquire knowledge through action. Likewise, knowledge is completed and fulfilled through action.
Here in Daohe, what is unseen outweighs what is seen. Curriculum is only a formality. Living experience and learning content account for the truth in our lives.

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道禾將六藝之學「禮、樂、射、御、書、數」融於日常,結合禮樂精神,透過四時慶典「春社慶典」、「秋社慶典」、「夏日茶會」、「冬日茶會」,傳遞華人文化的價值與歲時記憶的意義,亦藉由具體的體驗活動讓孩子感受人與自然、人與人、人與時間相處的關係。從慶典前的預備、學習,到慶典中禮制的學習與儀式感,最後靜下心來回想、沈澱慶典過程。這個完整的體驗循環,不僅統整了所有學習領域,也將生活美學堆疊嵌印於生命經驗之中。透過合一、敬虔、流暢與美學的活動,帶給孩子一個難忘的生活圖像記憶與學習,我們深信這不僅能帶給孩子自主的成長養分,更是引發孩子自我思想的覺醒,以及感受其價值進而自我肯定的文化傳承路徑。

At Daohe, we incorporate the traditional six arts — etiquette, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy and mathematics with celebratory and ceremonial life into the seasonal festivals such as spring and autumn harvest as well as summer and winter tea parties, passing down the values of Chinese culture and the significance of our memories of time, hence through these experiences, our children get to understand the relationship between time, beings and nature. From the initial stage of preparation to learning to participate in ceremonial rites and finally back to the reflection of oneself, our children integrate all the knowledge they have learned to create the ceremonies through the dialogues with their teachers, which will then be imprinted in their memories in their incredible life journeys. Through the ceremonies and festivals, our children display their manners, respectfulness, and aesthetics. We deeply believe that such a process gives our children valuable nutrition for growth. Moreover, it awakens our children’s minds and awareness. This is an important path for children to embark on to learn the values and recognize themselves.

撰文: 道禾實驗學校教育機構 學術長 蔡佩伶
Author: Patricia Pei-Ling Tsai, Dean of Academic Affairs of Natural Way Experimental Education

譯文: 專案執行 陳惠芬
Translator: Project Executive, Sino Hui-Fen Chen

英文編輯: 專案執行 Ebrima Cham
English Editor: Project Executive, Ebrima Cham

攝影: 專案執行 陳惠芬、道禾設計部 張雅涵、林欽德
Photographer: Project Executive, Sino Hui-Fen Chen, Design Department of Natural Way School  Ya-Han Chang, Akiwa Chin-Te Lin