Each child is unique and process information about the world using different senses. Some are auditory learners, others visual and so on. Hence the teaching methodology implemented in a preschool needs to cater to all learning styles. At Kangaroo Kids we follow the play-way method of teaching and learning through which children are constantly exploring and discovering.
The future is unpredictable since technology has invaded our lives. In uncertain times like these, it is important to that we empower children with skills that will help face the challenges. Content is no longer the crux of education. Skills like critical thinking, problem solving etc. and habits of mind like persistence, managing impulsivity, lifelong learning, collaboration, and so on will equip children to meet the changing world. A team of curriculum developers work very hard to create curriculum that integrates subjects, incorporates Multiple Intelligence, Bloom’s for Higher Order Thinking Skills., neuroscience (how brain learns best) and caters to all learning styles.
A key technique a teacher can use is to observe each child and determine his/her learning style, prior knowledge (what they already know) and then start building on the base to leave a lasting impact. The biggest accomplishment of any classroom is capturing the attention of young minds and putting across information for long term retrieval and application.
As educators one thing to keep in mind is that learning is an active process that must involve children’s involvement. This means the teacher in class has to ensure all children are engaged and they learn what is being taught to them. At Kangaroo Kids we have a robust training team that spends a lot of time on developing teachers and to make them mindful while teaching. This includes focused learning outcomes with a balance of guided and child initiated play with supervised adult interaction. To facilitate this effective implementation, our classroom experiences are highly engaging with implementation of innovative with teaching methods.
We customise our curriculum that follows the interests and learning styles of all children. For example when we talk about Life In and Around Water the curriculum is created on these guidelines.
We believe that parents are our partners in educating the child. We involve parents under – Friends of Kangaroo Kids. Studies indicate that children whose parents share in their education tend to do better in school. Friends of Kangaroo Kids is a programme in which parents are actively engaged in the teaching-learning process of our children and providing them with a wholesome and nurturing experience at school. We also have parents come and take a session with children and talk about their career and business and help children understand different jobs parents do.
Assessment at KKEL is closely connected to the curriculum learning objectives as stated in the monthly plans. The focus is on the process of learning rather than the product.
The ongoing cycle is to:
In our curriculum, instruction and assessment is based on the Multiple Intelligences Theory to ensure that it is fair and authentic. This also completes the teaching – learning cycle.