In Elementary, we provide an environment which engages the children. Every child is different and learns in a different way, children absorb subject matter and learn best when academics are taught through hands on learning. Children are taught used Thematic Project based learning, it requires the application of knowledge and skills, not just recall or recognition. Unlike rote learning that assesses a single fact, PBL is more complex and can be used to assess how students apply a variety of academic content in new contexts. As students engage in the work of a project they follow a process that begins with inquiry.
The main lesson subjects are taught in form of Thematic Blocks which represents a project and involves certain subjects in that theme. The ‘main lesson block’ take place during the first two hours every morning, for a period of 2 to 6 weeks – allowing an in-depth exploration of subject matter at a time, thus enabling students to explore it fully, through intellectual, artistic and practical activities and ensuring a deep consolidation of learning. Each Main Lesson is rhythmically structured involving the child in activities that awaken his or her powers of head (intellect), heart (feeling) and hands (doing).
The subjects in the main lesson block are English, Bahasa Indonesia, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The main lesson ties one topic to as many disciplines as possible.