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.

2016 Program Dates

Pegasus-HMUN 2016: 11th July – 20th July (Shanghai)

Pegasus-MUNUC 2016: 12th July – 21st July (Chengdu)

Pegasus-NAIMUN 2016: 26th July – 4th August (Beijing)

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 2016 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. All organisations share a mission to promote youth leadership and education in international affairs, and will contribute to the planning of the Bloc B curriculum and corresponding committees at Pegasus-MUNC.

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
B1 Introduction to Country Research and Social Science Methodology 2 Hours Core

Pegasus Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Name Duration Course Type
B1 International Law and Global Security 14 Hours Core
B2 The Environment and Sustainable Development 14 Hours Core
B3 Economics and International Trade 14 Hours Core
B4 Global Health Policy 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 Creative English Writing 4 Hours Core
C4 Visual Thinking Strategies 4 Hours Core

Pegasus Activities

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.

Theatre Night

One of our fundamental goals to break down barriers, build confidence and empower students to express themselves. A1: Drama & Performing Arts is at the core of our cross-disciplinary approach to achieving this, and the Pegasus Theatre Night is its final assignment, for which students prepare a series of performances based on their class content under the direction of their A1 teachers.

Dream Factory

Dream Factory is an ongoing project designed to inspire students to pursue different interests, break down the boundaries of their experience and explore the infinite possibilities available to them. Lectures and interactive sessions are hosted throughout the week by “Pegasus Mentors”: an eclectic mix of leaders from business, politics, society and the arts who are keen to share their experiences and inspire our students to follow their dreams.

Camp Activities

We run a number of other camp activities during the program to keep students engaged between their revision and build team spirit among homeroom classes. These activities vary from program to program, but invariably include a Trivia Night, which is a great opportunity for students to break down barriers with new classmates and their teachers and promote friendly competition with other homeroom classes.

Social Service

Pegasus seeks to strike a balance between simulation and realization of the UN and the values it promotes. Embracing this philosophy, students work with our partner NGOs to help create value in their local communities. Over the past two years, students have raised over 20,000 RMB for various charities in Beijing and Chengdu by auctioning off artwork they created in their C4: Visual Thinking classes.

Pegasus Timetable


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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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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