Pegasus Overview

Pegasus takes its name from the flying horse in Greek mythology, a symbol of wisdom, inspiration and aspiration to the greatest heights of accomplishment. Its goal is to create a community that inspires and empowers its members with a sense of their potential as leaders of positive change in the world.

2018 Program Dates

Pegasus-HMUN 2018: 12th July – 21st July (Shanghai)

Pegasus-NAIMUN 2018: 12th July – 21st July (Chengdu)

Pegasus-MUNUC 2018: 26th July – 4th August (Beijing)

Note: A fourth Pegasus conference is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou between 26th July and 4th August, partner organization (TBD)

 

Pegasus is a rigorous 10-day leadership training program designed to empower students to embrace new challenges in a modern world. Using Model United Nations (MUN) as its core training platform, Pegasus comprises a comprehensive range of challenging, holistic learning experiences tailored to a select pool of the best students in grades 8-10 from around China. Its Tricolor Curriculum Model is designed to build global awareness and train students’ communication, analytical and cognitive skills.

The 2018 programs are being developed in partnership with the Harvard Model United Nations, Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc. and Model United Nations of the University of Chicago. Pegasus offers undergraduates from partnered universities a unique opportunity to inspire Chinese youth, travel in China, and meet talented peers from around the United States and beyond, all expenses paid.

Pegasus Curriculum

Pegasus Tricolor Curriculum Model

Pegasus students take 56 hours of classes across three curriculum blocs, each corresponding to three core skills required of Best Delegates and future global leaders. These three areas of instruction are design to overlap, and their interaction fosters three soft skills that help our students excel outside the classroom.

A

Communication skills

Teaching you to use language as a tool for effective communication in varied contexts.
A + B

Develop leaders

Teaching you to use language as a tool for effective communication in varied contexts.
B

Analytical skills

Teaching you to decipher volumes of information and form objective views on complex topics.
B + C

Enhance problem solving abilities

Teaching you to use language as a tool for effective communication in varied contexts.
C

Cognitive skills

Teaching you to think critically and creatively about learning and development in the 21st century.
A + C

Increase global equality

Teaching you to use language as a tool for effective communication in varied contexts.

The Bloc A courses teach English language skills for communicating during formal, and informal situations as well as ways to interpret non-verbal communication in different cultural contexts.  Some courses will focus on speaking opportunities when students have time to prepare, while others stress the importance of improvisation and responding to the arguments of others.  Each has identified a crucial skill necessary for student to be understood by their peers when communicating complex ideas or developing an agreement between multiple parties.


Course Code Course Name Duration Course Type
A1 Drama & Performing Arts 8 Hours Core
A2 English Public Speaking 4 Hours Core
A3 Debate & Logical Reasoning 4 Hours Core
A4 Teamwork & Negotiation Skills 4 Hours Core
A5 Academic English Writing 4 Hours Core

The Bloc B courses are designed to strengthen research and analytical skills, encouraging students become more effective learners. This means teaching them how to gather relevant information to increase their knowledge on a topic, but it also training sufficient analytical faculties to decipher that information once collected. Students must all take the core research course, and will choose between four Pegasus Concentrations that educate them on a specific topic. Their chosen concentration will be linked to the topic they debate at the Pegasus Model United Nations Conference.

Core Academic Research Course

Course Code Course Name Duration Course Type
B0 Introduction to Country Research and Social Science Methodology 2 Hours Core

Pegasus Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Name Duration Course Type
B1 Law 14 Hours Core
B2 Economics 14 Hours Core
B3 Environment 14 Hours Core
B4 Society 14 Hours Core

The Bloc C courses focus on cognitive development, teaching students to go beyond the thought process they are accustomed to and apply new strategies to addressing contemporary problems. This is necessarily the broadest section of the Pegasus curriculum because it allows students to judge the strategies that work best for them when confronting a complex problem.


Course Code Course Name Duration Course Type
C1 Model UN Rules of Procedure 4 Hours Core
C2 Theory of Knowledge 4 Hours Core
C3 Introduction to IR Theory and Practice 4 Hours Core
C4 Visual Thinking Strategies 4 Hours Core

Why Pegasus?

Pegasus Model United Nations Conference

Pegasus-MUNC is the culmination of 8 days of rigorous training and research and the chance for all students to apply the skills learned in the classroom to a simulated diplomatic environment.  Students represent an assigned country in a committee that corresponds to the topic discussed in their Pegasus Concentration Course.  Experienced Model UN participants from around the world will serve on the Dais for each committee.  During four sessions students, as delegates, will advocate their nation’s positions and develop resolutions to be adopted by democratic vote after the conclusion of debate.

Travel

One of our primary goals is to give our faculty a taste for the “real China”. Pegasus teachers with have the chance to explore conference host cities and beyond as part of our pre-conference tour. Take in China’s storied past and frenetic present, all the while sampling a huge array of local culinary delights.

Network

Pegasus teachers are talented campus leaders with a commitment to MUN and its educational mission. Over the course of their time together our staff build friendships that last long after the conference has ended. Get to know interesting students and young professionals from our partner universities and around the world.

Inspire

Pegasus is China’s premier MUN-based summer activity. In your capacity as a Pegasus teacher, you will be introducing our students to new and exciting ideas, leading them in extracurricular activities, and encouraging them to think more critically and productively about the world around them. For most, this a unique educational experience, outside the scope of their usual classroom curriculum.

All Expenses Paid

Pegasus teachers will have their food, accommodation, airfare, visas, and scheduled sightseeing completely covered by Alpha Partners Education. As such, Pegasus is one of the best value-for-money summer options for undergraduates looking to do something exciting and meaningful with their summer.

Pegasus Sample Schedule


All teachers teach 32 hours of class over the first 7 days of the program, and serve on the committees at Pegasus-MUNC in various roles at the end of the program. Bloc A and Bloc C teachers teach 4 hours to 8 different classes, while the Bloc B teachers teach 16 hours to their two concentration classes. Most teachers serve as homeroom teachers for one class, and are encouraged to participate in the evening activities with their students.

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All teachers teach 32 hours of class over the first 7 days of the program, and serve on the committees at Pegasus-MUNC in various roles at the end of the program. Bloc A and Bloc C teachers teach 4 hours to 8 different classes, while the Bloc B teachers teach 16 hours to their two concentration classes. Most teachers serve as homeroom teachers for one class, and are encouraged to participate in the evening activities with their students.

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Past Pegasus Faculty

Testimonials

Upcoming Programs

Pegasus-NAIMUN 2015
Beijing
August 2015
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Pegasus-MUNUC 2015
Chengdu
July 2015
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