INTEGRATED LEARNING USING STEAMS
A multi-disciplinary approach, STEAMS – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Sports enables children to build a mind-set based on enquiry, critical thinking, experimentation, and dialogue. STEAMS form a crucial part of preschool programmes where children get the opportunity to use various tools, recognise problems, find solutions on their own, showcase their creativity, and learn logic and organisational skills while being physically and emotionally fit.
21st CENTURY SKILLS
As a part of the A.C.T.I.V.E curriculum, 21ST century skills are the core life skills which are critical for children’s development. These skills enable children to develop the 6Cs, which include Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Compassion, Communication, Confidence and Creativity.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
This is a child centric approach that enables you to research and understand the cause and effect. Children become smart and independent learners as they learn to ask questions and find solutions to their queries. Project based learning is highly recommended by education experts to be incorporated in early childhood programmes as a tool for teachers to prepare children for learning based on different academic boards.
Based on the belief that learning is play, it enables teachers to use various tools called ‘play material, manipulative’. These tools are used to make children learn by enhancing their curiosity, build imagination, and, help them learn by exploring and questioning. The ‘hands-on’ method builds fine and gross motor skills critical for the brain development in children in nursery classes, kindergarten and toddler care programme.
Under Multiple Intelligence Theory, nine key intelligences like musical, rhythmic, visual, verbal, mathematical, kinesthetic, inter as well as intra personal and naturalistic are included. All these key intelligences cater to different types of learners by using various learning methods including technology. Children at Aptech International Preschool learn by engaging in activities based on their interests. They become lifelong learners as they understand core concepts instead of memorising them.
REGGIO EMILIA PHILOSOPHY
The development of the child, especially their ability for social interactions is at the forefront of this philosophy, which uses a student centric and self-guided approach to learning. It uses various environments within spaces such as classrooms where they learn by discovery through touching objects, moving around, listening and observing. The teachers and parents are also co-learners and collaborators here. This approach enables teachers to revisit, reflect on their teaching methods, and learning from it.