Students do not passively acquire knowledge. The traditional methods of teaching have not proven to be effective. Students construct knowledge as it interacts with their prior learning. Effective learning occurs when students are actively engaged in the learning process.
Our facilitators assist our students to acquire knowledge. Today we do not teach: we facilitate the learning process for our students. Today we do not spoon feed information; we show our students the appropriate ways to acquire and gain knowledge. Today we do not teach physics, chemistry, biology, English, Arabic, and Math; we help students to explore the many branches of the tree of knowledge.
To accomplish this, our school is a STEM/STEAM School, with its different pillars of knowledge and education: a professional learning community; complete horizontal and ADEK SCF integration; and collaborative planning, allwithin a real-life modeling driven learning environment. We nurture within our students their critical thinking skills along with their global-mindedness without forgetting to build the true grassroots for tomorrow within the guidelines of ADEK’s Moral Education principles.
STEM and STEAM have proven to be not only strategies to help create a student-centered learning and teaching environment, but they are crucial layers of daily educational milieu as described in the smart chart below.