LEARNING AND TEACHING
We believe that learning as an active and dynamic process therefore students learn best when they are actively engaged and have ownership in their own learning. Through inquiry learning, students investigate issues after formulating their own questions and then proceeding with research, experimentation, observation, and analysis that will help them to find solutions.
Students also have the opportunities to reflect and take action to enhance their individual and collective understanding and learning or to address local and/or global challenges.
The Approaches to Learning and Approaches to Teaching are crucial for the inquiry learning process in context with the transdisciplinary themes. They are grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to our student’s education that aims to support students of all ages to become self-regulated learners who know how to research, to think critically and creatively, communicate properly, demonstrate social skills, and pursue their aspirations with balanced self-management.
Assessment is an important part of students learning as it both enhances learning and provides opportunities for students to reflect on what they know, understand, and can do.
Assessment is ongoing and progress is reported to parents through different ways:
3 Way Conference. In the first semester where students, parents, and teachers sit together to plan individual goals and strategies for each child for the forthcoming year.
3-Way Conference is a Smart Plan based-discussion that involve student, parents, and the teacher in order to support the student development in learning and understanding
Three-Way Conference aims to give an opportunity for the students, parents, and teachers to meet to share any individual characteristics, needs, strengths, and weaknesses that may support the student’s progress throughout the year. This allows students to reflect and analyze their personal strengths and areas to develop their responsibility as independent learners.
Profile, Literacy, Numeracy
ATL Skills, Literacy, Numeracy
Reflective Skills, Literacy, Numeracy
In our school, we differentiate the focusing goals based on their level. In the Primary Years Programme, we are focused on developing their Profiles, Literacy, and Numeracy. In Middle Years Programme, we are focused on developing their ATL skills, Literacy, and Numeracy. While in Career-related Programme, we are focused on developing their Reflective skills, Literacy, and Numeracy.
As the discussion at the conference is based on a Smart Plan, before the conference students have to discuss their goals and target with their parents to support the student in setting their goals. The Smart Plan could be found on the School Diary (Pages 5-6 for the PYP students and pages 6-11 for MYP-CP Students). Smart Plan is designed to help students in setting their goals, so it will be easier to have the big picture. Every student has their own Smart Plan, as every student has their own skills and wants. It is not a problem to listen to what the students want first, while then trying to direct their goals based on what they need.
During the conference, students together with parents and teachers should be concerned and interested in their discussion. By actively asking a question and listening, the discussion could bring an understanding between students, parents, and teachers in order to achieve the aiming of the 3-Way Conference.
For further action to ensure the student develops based on the Smart Plan, parents and teachers should provide support, feedback, and opportunity to reflect.
Student Led Conference. Students share their learning and experiences with parents in the authentic setting of the classrooms and specialist areas.
Written Report. At the end of each semester, parents will receive the written report of their children’s progress with authentic and constructive teachers comment.
Parents Teacher Conference. This conference is designed after the written report is sent home to give parents the opportunity to discuss the progress result with the respective teachers.