Holistic Innovative Education
Holistic Innovative Education is a fun and effective educational approach that incorporates educational psychology, drama and whole brain learning. Holistic Innovative Education is humanistic and emphasizes that children need a joyful learning environment in order to flourish. We provide an environment where children are well trained in the four major skills of language arts, listening, speaking, reading and writing, through a multi-sensory approach. Students are offered with many opportunities to contribute to the class through active participation and demonstration. In each class, more-able children are grouped with some less-able children. This allows them to learn cooperatively with their classmates and develop good social skills by understanding people with different backgrounds and abilities.
One of the highlights of in Holistic Innovative Education is that the teacher plays the role of as a facilitator instead of a mere instructor. A facilitator will not only deliver knowledge to children but also create a joyful atmosphere for children to learn in. He/she is the helmsman of a ship and a curious leader that guides and observes children’s discussions in class. Using our “413 teaching approach” the teacher utilizes a quarter of class time to explain and the rest of the class time to facilitate and motivate children to explore and discover in order to construct their own learning. In this way, children become creative and adventurous learners.
Holistic Innovative Education also focuses on teachers’ self reflections and facilitates providing the co-operative development of professional skills and attitudes. positive comments and support between teachers. This is achieved by organizing cross schools activities such as workshops, teachers training and development programs, in class observations, action learning and overseas exchange programs. These activities increase opportunities for teachers to exchange opinions on teaching and be able to self-assess in various ways.
“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers” Jean Piaget, Swiss Psychologist and pioneer in the study of child intelligence.