Howard Gardner’s (1943-1999) theory of Multiple Intelligence reinforces his cross-cultural perspective of human cognition. The concept of the environment assumes a strong importance, since acc to Gardner, we come not only from differing localities, abilities, cultures, and home experiences, but we inherently have different learning modalities. In addition, we possess varying combinations of these learning modalities.
He has proposed ten intelligences, out of which two are the recent once. These are the tools for learning, problem-solving and creating that human beings can use. These are present in every individual in varying amounts.
Schools instead of focusing on linguistic and logic should train students in various areas like music, self awareness, group processes, dance and performing dance to ensure holistic and all round development of students.
An interdisciplinary teaching approach that presents subject matter according to themes or topics. Each theme is presented in extended units so that students have enough time to develop understanding & to find connections to what they know & value.
Describes a range of pedagogical approaches to teaching. Its core premises include the requirement that learning should be based on doing some hands-on experiments and activities.
Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
Refers to an organization's programs to promote learning and social development work with individuals and groups in their communities using a range of formal and informal methods
Interdisciplinary learning is an important element within Curriculum for Excellence. It constitutes Life and ethos of the school as a community, Curriculum areas and subjects, Opportunities for personal achievement.
Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.
Teaching that emphasizes active engagement helps students process and retain information. It leads to self-questioning, deeper thinking, and problem solving.
The power of an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is its potential to increase intellectual engagement and foster deep understanding through the development of a hands-on, minds-on and ‘research-based disposition’ towards teaching and learning.
Fine motor skills (or dexterity) is the coordination of small muscle movements—usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers—with the eyes. Fine motor skills aid in the growth of intelligence and develop continuously throughout the stages of human development.
Decision-making can be regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Decisions are very often emotional. We emphasize on Reason based Decision making
Gross motor skills are the abilities usually acquired during infancy and early childhood as part of a child's motor development. These skills are built upon, improved and better controlled throughout early childhood, and continue in refinement throughout most of the individual's years of development into adulthood.
Role-playing refers to the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role.
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills will be able to understand the logical connections between ideas.
Discipline is typically integral to the success of a student and for all individuals. Importance of having regular lifestyle, importance of time management and avoiding temptations are quintessential for a successful life