How is ECLAT different from other schools?
The Eclat School System believe on activity based learning strategies which are effective instructional strategies that promote student achievement. These strategies are instructional approaches where children are encouraged to physically interact with objects that represent concepts under study.
Example of activity based learning strategies from the domains of language, mathematics and science are instructing children to perform actions described by a story with manipulative representing story characters and settings. We try to promote relevant motor activities during study improves memory in a range of learning situations.
We focus on the six areas of learning and development of E.Y.E curriculum which are :
i. Personal, social and emotional development
ii. Communication, language and literacy
iii. Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
iv. Knowledge and understanding of the world
v. Physical development
vi. Creative development
Our learning environment
We have ideal prepared learning based environment that everything the child came in contact with would facilitate and maximize independent learning and exploration. This calm, well-ordered environment has a lot of movement and activity.
Children are free to choose and work on activities at their own pace. Here, they experience a combination of freedom and self-discipline, as guided by the environment.
Our activity based learning environment is based on six principles.1. Freedom:
Child must be free to explore and follow his own natural impulses, thus developing his potential and increasing his knowledge of the world around him.2. Structure and order:
Structure and order especially in the Montessori classroom accurately reflect the sense of structure and order in the universe, thus making sense of the world in which he lives.3. Beauty:
School environment should be beautiful, it should invite the learner to come in and work. This atmosphere is easily seen by attitude of our little birds working there both child and adult.4. Nature and reality:
Our school system has a deep respect and reverence for nature. We believe that we should use nature to inspire children. Our teachers take the children out into nature rather than keeping them confined in the classroom. Our furniture is child-size so the child is not dependent on the adult for his movement.5. Social Environment:
We have given freedom to everyone to interact, children learn to encourage and develop a sense of compassion and empathy for others. They become more socially aware, preparing to work and play in groups.6. Intellectual Environment:
Our aim is to develop the whole personality of the child by guiding the child through the five areas of the Montessori curriculum.
i. Practical life
v. Cultural subjects