We've just had our teacher only day with Bruce Hammond. Fantastic! Provided a vision of where we can head with the new curriculum... and yes Discovery Time fits right in!
- Allowing students to direct their own learning.
- Providing opportunities for 'hands on' experiential learning.
- Educating the 'whole child' - social / emotional, physical and cognitive - finding the 'spark' in each student.
- Understanding the importance of play and exploration in making learning connections.
- Encouraging creativity.
All part of the new vision for education - but is it new? Suddenly one starts to feel somewhat old! Haven't we been here before? References to Sylvia Ashton Warner, Elwyn S Richardson and of course Dewey and Vygotsky. Comforting somehow that what was for a time lost, has been found again. Roll on the new year!
Check out Bruce's website