At Kids World Gilston, we believe that children are knowledge holders. We believe that children know more than we give them credit for, and together, we can create individual and unique curriculums. Our teachers and educators are not here to bank information into children but to work with them as partners in meaning-making.
We believe that each child has his or her own reasons for wanting to learn something new and exciting. As a result, we don’t force children into a box of learning styles; instead, we encourage them to find their own way through the curriculum.
We believe in empowering every child to think critically and creatively- not just about math problems or science experiments- but how he or she thinks about the world around him or her. We want children to be able to make decisions based on their own reasoning rather than simply following rules written by someone else.
A co-constructing curriculum emphasises that children are respected citizens. This process reveals children’s identities, interests, and abilities to connect and learn. Co-constructing provides rich pedagogical possibilities that enhance the multitude of learning.
Learning is a collaborative process (Pacini-Ketchabaw et al., 2014). As such, reflection is also a collaborative process. The data from reflections are live and move with the learner as they progress. we observe children connecting critically and analytically with the documentation processes; this allows us to observe how powerful co-constructing can be when it comes to learning.
When children feel like they have control over their learning, they feel empowered and motivated, leading them to success (Svitak, 2020). Children build autonomy and a strong sense of identity through active participation in decision-making processes.
- Miss Moni