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In our schools, it is common for a student’s day to largely consist of sitting at a desk, listening to a teacher lecture while taking notes. However, not all students learn effectively in such traditional classroom environments.

Why is a Student-Centred Learning Environment Important?

Research shows that engaging students in the learning process has numerous benefits, positively impacting their academic performance, motivation, and overall development. When students are actively engaged in the learning process, they are more likely to understand and retain information. Active engagement enhances comprehension, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world contexts. Students attain better academic performance and achieve better learning outcomes.

What does it mean to engage students in the learning process?

Students learn through highly interactive, two-way engagement with the teacher in small class sizes of 1 to 5 students per teacher. Each student is expected to participate and contribute to their own learning. Materials focus on getting students to ask questions, do things and work together with teachers and other students to achieve learning objectives aligned to the MOE school syllabus.

The Benefits of Placing Your Child in a Student-Centred Learning Environment

Increased Motivation:

Engaging students in learning ignites their intrinsic motivation. When they find lessons relevant, interesting, and meaningful, they become more enthusiastic about learning. They are more likely to set goals, persist in their efforts, and take ownership of their education. Increased motivation leads to a positive attitude towards learning, higher levels of participation, and a willingness to explore and take risks.

Enhances Critical Thinking and Creativity:

Active engagement in the learning process fosters critical thinking and creativity. Students are encouraged to analyze information, evaluate evidence, and develop independent thoughts and ideas. They are more likely to ask questions, seek answers, and apply creative problem-solving strategies. These skills are essential for success in higher education, the workplace, and everyday life.

Developing Collaboration and Communication Skills:

Engaging students in collaborative activities and discussions promotes teamwork, communication skills, and social interaction. Students learn to listen actively, respect diverse perspectives, and effectively express their own ideas. These skills are crucial for collaboration, leadership, and effective interpersonal relationships in various settings.

Enhanced Confidence and Self-Efficacy:

Active engagement in the learning process boosts students’ confidence and self-efficacy. When they are given opportunities to actively participate, contribute their ideas, and succeed in their learning endeavors, they develop a sense of competence and belief in their own abilities. This confidence extends beyond the classroom and positively impacts their overall self-esteem and personal growth.

Lifelong Learning Skills:

Engaging students in learning fosters the development of lifelong learning skills. They become self-directed learners who are able to apply these skills in the classroom, at home, or later in life, at work.