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The model of teaching used at Da Vinci International School

The model of teaching used at Da Vinci International School is one of constructionism based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory, and we believe that - as the child is of the upmost importance any model we use should be child centered. According to Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Theory, there is a relationship in the development of a teaching process that is aligned with the subjects taught and the learning abilities of a student. Howard Gardner has identified eight distinct intelligences, according to this theory "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, an understanding of ourselves, and naturalistic intelligence.

The philosophy behind our model is to enable our students to be able to work in the world on their own and to become valued members of it. To be able to do this, we feel our students need to be able to understand how to solve any problems that they encounter. This is why each students is taught how to independently decide on any knowledge or method required to solve a problem. They are taught how to analyze a problem until they understand it fully and know the deeper meaning of the information and questions. They are also taught how to apply the knowledge they already have, or gain through research, to achieve an end result through discipline and critical thinking; whether on their own or as part of a team.

We believe that our approach to the student, and the teaching model that we embrace, will truly help our students develop their full potential and enable them to become somebody special in society.