Our Education Pillars
Children’s World believes in building the right foundation for children’s learning with education pillars through Montessori education that underpins the PERMATA national curriculum framework, approaches of Learning through play as well as to inculcate in our children the three effective learning (3E) styles i.e. to explore, to experiment and to experience. Our education pillars consist the following:
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe,’ but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
Dr. Maria Montessori
1. Practical Life Activities
At the early stage of Montessori, children are encouraged to develop important life skills to develop their independence, concentration, co-ordination, self-esteem, social awareness, intellectual development and social skills. Through these experiences, the child develops his/her fine and gross motor skills. The several areas of practical life activities are as follow:
2. Sensorial Education
First learning is through the senses. Hence Montessori approach introduces a range of well thought-out exercises to refine a child’s brain development through their senses i.e. sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. Sensorial education enhances a child’s observation and discrimination skill, broadening his vocabulary and contributes their understanding of formal education concepts.
3. Language and Literacy
The Montessori method is based on a carefully structured phonics approach used to develop a child’s listening, reading and writing skills. Besides the English language, children are also encouraged with other languages such as Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.
The Montessori approach encourages a child’s understanding of relationships in the environment and the ability to express them in numerical terms. This foundation prepares a child’s mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
5. Cultural Studies
The Montessori classroom encourages children to use materials to build their understanding of countries, cultures, geography as well as the discovery of science and nature.
6. Project Approach
Project approach is an in-depth observation / investigation of a topic. This approach generally involves 3 phases,
Students and teacher select and discuss a topic to be explored through mind-map conceptual drawing and recording.
The student conducts first-hand observation / investigation and create representations of their findings
The student presents the culminates and debrief of the project.