Here at Willingdon we understand that several significant developments characterize the needs of the elementary child:
- Intellectual challenge and mastery become paramount
- Focus on social skills
- The tremendous power of imagination through greater cognitive development
- Innate sensitivity to morality and justice
- Physical strength and coordination
In our Curriculum, we focus on the Universal Design for Learning. Our committed teachers instil the UDL model through PROJECT-BASED LEARNING, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND KINESTHETIC CLASSROOM:
- Particularly on a holistic approach that encourages students to explore subject matter by providing a variety of ways of knowing, including linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic and interpersonal intelligence.
- Collaborative project-based learning allows children to develop a sense of personal competency while nurturing in them an appreciation for the value of human differences.
- Children learn to embrace difference as a basis for collaboration rather than something to fear or judge. Post-project reflection and self-assessment help students fully integrate what they have learned.
The 21st Century Learner