“At DVIS we want all the children to think about HOW they learn as well as about WHAT they are learning. These learning powers will be woven into and throughout our learning and broad and balanced curriculum.”
DVIS approach to a holistic education
At DVIS we want all children to flourish with God in life, learning and love. It is therefore important to capture our approach to key aspects of early childhood education in school. These key elements of a child’s life include their emotions, relationships and their approach to learning. Without a solid basis to spring from, our experience and evidence-based practice shows that children can’t and won’t learn, therefore it is vital that we focus on the children’s emotions, their relationships with themselves as well as with others and their approach to learning i.e. how they learn.
To find out a more about how we do this please read this document:
We have chosen Miss Inventor as the symbol for the learning power of reflectiveness.
Miss Inventor has powers that means she is ready, willing and able to become more strategic (clever/planned/thoughtful/forward thinking) about learning.
The powers Miss Inventor has to be reflective include:
Planning - making plans for what might be needed to do the activity, making actions step by step for the activity, plan the time it might need.
Revising - being willing to revise and change plans, reflect and work out if the plan is what you wanted or hoped.
Distilling - looking at past learning and experiences and using those to help with learning.
Meta-Learning - understanding learning and yourself as a learner.
What does it mean to be meta? In the world of gaming, meta is used in two ways. Meta can be used as an acronym for “most effective tactics available,” and calling something “meta” means that it's an effective way to achieve the goal of the game, whether it's to beat other players or beat the game itself