- That students need opportunities not only for cognitive development, but also for social-emotional and physical development.
- That students need to be actively involved in 'hands on' experiential learning.
- That student directed learning increases motivation and success.
During Discovery Time, the children; experiment, problem solve, challenge themselves, practise new skills, explore new ideas, think creatively... the list is endless. At the end of the session they reflect on their experiences and share what they have learned.
For teachers, it's a time to step back from the 'teacher' role and become the facilitator, the questioner, the encourager, the helper...
Discovery Time is one of the highlights of the school week.