What Programs Do We Offer?
Develop. Grow. Succeed.
GEC Academy provides an enriched variety of programs, both onsite and online, that has helped countless students get ahead. Our unparalleled methods help participants prepare for the next step in their academic and career development and broaden their horizons. Our course offering is unmatched and created for individuals or groups of all ages and academic levels.
GEC students expect to experience the teaching style of American and British classrooms and develop reasonably close contact with our teaching staff. Furthermore, GEC emphasizes what is known in education circles as Project-Based Learning (PBL). This is a philosophy of education based on the assumption that students learn best by practicing what their teachers and textbooks preach. Every GEC program has a significant hands-on component where students work on research projects (either in groups or alone) closely related to the subject they are studying.
Online Group Research Seminar
Such programs are taught online over 7 weeks, using Zoom conferencing software. Class meets twice a week for 1½-2 hour sessions, one lecture or presentation session by a Professor and one discussion/research session run by the course Mentor. These courses are similar in content to college-level semester courses but reduced in scope to fit the 7- week format.
Online Individualized Research Seminar
GEC also offers students one-on-one tutoring and mentoring courses with distinguished faculty. Mentoring courses focus on specific topics of interest to the student. These courses are generally research-based, with students working on a research project or under the guidance of our faculty members. In some cases, these mentoring courses will produce a major research paper.
Onsite Research Bootcamp - AI HUB
During Winter and Summer Chinese school holidays (February and July/August), GEC runs on-site programs called ‘AI HUB’, usually in Beijing or Shanghai. Our AI HUB features a cluster of intensive courses focusing on interdisciplinary studies in science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Courses will feature the latest trends in research methods, sometimes combining data analysis or artificial intelligence with a specific research area, should it be astrophysics, healthcare, psychology, etc.
Online Academic Writing Course
This course navigates into the world of academic writing, research writing, articles, conferences, journals, and publication. Students will receive live teaching on research paper writing skills as well as supervision in order to ensure student's written quality, academic integrity, and completion on a timely basis.
IPQ Learning Center
The OxfordAQA International Independent Project Qualification (International IPQ) is a project-based qualification that helps students develop research and independent learning skills, specifically designed for international students. Launched by Oxford AQA, IPQ is one of the earliest qualifications catered for international students’ necessity to their learning capacity as well as independent and critical thinking, which is highly praised and accepted by many colleges and universities across the world.
GEC Programs are all designed by distinguished professors drawn from major American, European and Asian Universities, educators from China and researchers who are experts in the field to help students develop a set of skills to their competition. GEC Academy emphasizes on four major features: Project Based Learning (PBL), Distinguished Teaching Instructors, Distance Learning, and High Quality Education.
Project Based Learning
Why Project Based Learning？
Project-based learning is an instructional approach designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world.
Project-based learning, or PBL, is more than just projects. As the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) explains, with PBL students "investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex problem, or challenge" with deep and sustained attention. ArchForKids LLC put it even more succinctly: PBL is "learning by doing."