The experience encourages active learning
- Active learning is the key to success
- We talk about active learning when children are encouraged to learn and are interested in discovering new things for themselves.
- Active learning leads children to make real choices and decisions.
- It is very satisfying for children to follow their interests and find answers to their own questions.
- Active learning means that there are many ways to investigate and solve a problem
At Yies we lay the foundations for the students’ life project so that children have an active role in their learning process. They develop talents and curiosity, and the ability to manage difficulties and have self-confidence. Multilingual and multicultural education enhances diversity, which leads to personal success in school.
The YiES programme is also in line with the key competences promoted by the European Parliament which include:
- communication in mother tongue
- mathematical and scientific skills
- language skills
- digital competence
- learning to learn
- social and civic competences
- a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
- cultural awareness and expression (music, art, drama)
At YiES school, different subjects are used to develop different capabilities. The goal is not just to develop a competent child, but a wise child who is independent and aware. The use of age appropriate tools enhances the experience of gaining knowledge, making it fun and maximising learning. We will especially take care of the emotional intelligence and social development of children.
Development of emotional intelligence will include:
- social skills (leadership, conflict management, working in groups)
- emotional awareness (recognition and expression of emotions their management and containment)
- Self-control (adaptation, initiative, ability to tell the truth)
- social awareness (empathy, working together for a common goal, service to others, having a positive approach)
SOCIAL SKILLS will include:
- an ability to influence others
- an ability help others improve
- communication skills
- conflict resolution and negotiation skills
- an ability to build a group
- collaborative skills
EMOTIONAL AWARENESS which generates:
- The ability to recognise their emotions in certain situations
- Recognition of physiological signals that indicate the onset of an emotion
- Confidence with their own emotions and the ability to understand the underlying causes
EMOTIONAL SELF-CONTROL which is achieved thanks to:
- Self-control of impulses and emotions
- Understanding the importance of the truth
- Being a conscientious person
- Being adaptable
- Having the ability to take the initiative
SOCIAL AWARENESS including:
- Empathy – an ability to understand others and show sensitivity
- An understanding that we are all part of one system
- The ability direct our emotions towards achieving a common goal
- Thinking of others, courtesy and humility
- Being proactive and optimistic
This is a complex concept, but fundamental for contemporary society. The management of diversity will be approached from different perspectives: gender, race, social stereotypes, religion, physical and intellectual ability, status and social condition with particular reference to the status of refugees. The concept is “diversity, complexity and wealth.” The aim of the approach is mental inclusion: going behind barriers and prejudices. Helping children to understand that what is different is to be understood and not rejected. Helping children to develop empathy and to use their natural curiosity to ask questions, seek answers, to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, developing a sense of solidarity with, and support for others.