5. Self-Actualisation – Developing their fullest potential
Our children are given the learning opportunity to question, discover and seek solutions for their daily queries. Our S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading and wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Maths) programme gets our children to ask about the actual happenings they face around them and to think of possible outcomes of the situation.
Take a look at our recent S.T.R.E.A.M. project Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang centre’s Egg-hatching event which was a result of child-led learning. Our children discovered freshly hatched eggs at the school’s chicken coop and were intrigued by the discovery. They researched about how to identify a fertilised egg, did daily observations and explored the different options of incubation with the support of their teachers. Projects such as these allow children to be more aware of their personal interests, strengths and weaknesses. Teachers can also know how each individual learn best through their learning styles (auditory, visual, tactile, kinaesthetic).
Child observing the embryo through egg candling activity.