Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.
What Cosmopolitan School says: We believe that life in a changing and increasingly inter-connected world requires a different approach to learning. Our curriculum prepares students to be critical thinking, problem-solving individuals and equips children with the skills of enquiry, entrepreneurship and innovation within a truly international context.
We have developed a unique curriculum model that integrates attainment and skill objectives from the English National Curriculum and the statutory requirements for education in Poland within exciting and stimulating units to guide our students' focus and enquiry. Thus, our approach to learning is highly child-centred, exciting and rigorous. We challenge the notion that knowledge comes from textbooks and that learning needs to be divided into artificial subjects. Instead, we foster a love of student-led enquiry to dive deeper into topics and encourage all learners to ask their own questions, formulate investigations, design solutions and pursue related areas of interest under the guidance of their teachers.
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