Parents as partners

Parents play an equal role in realising the vision of the school by walking hand-in-hand in the early stage of learning.

Brain based learning

When the brain is engaged and excited, it releases a chemical called ‘dopamine’. When the dopamine levels are high in the brain it is likely to remember and recall what is learnt, making learning novel, exciting and rewarding.

Erik Erikson’s theory based on the ‘Eight Psychological Stages of Man.’

Vygotsky’s focus on social aspects of children’s cognitive development.

 

Maslow’s theory of ‘Hierarchy of Needs’

Neil Fleming’s – VARK [Visual, Auditory, Read, Kinaesthetic]

Jean Piaget’s theory on ‘Identifying Four Stages of Cognitive Development.’

 

Maria Montessori’s principles of using their senses and incorporating materials to facilitate learning.

Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligence Theory

Each child has a way of learning and engaging with the world unique to him/her, which is referred to as intelligence.

 

Integrated, Interdisciplinary and Theme-based learning make neural connections between the different in the brain leading to holistic development.

 

Role of teacher/facilitator

The teacher/facilitator plays a vital role of in our learning environments. Mentors are constantly trained and empowered to achieve an optimal balance between self – initiated learning and adult guided and supported learning.

Events & Activities

Culminating activities and special events showcase and extend children’s learning. These provide an opportunity for parental involvement and are a critical tool for creating ‘episodic memory’ – memory created through sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, location & emotions.

Field Trips

Children learn best through direct experiences as they connect their learning to the ‘real world’.

Field trips and guest lectures are linked across all concepts.