Learning for the future, learning from the past
The teacher is no longer the only source of knowledge available. There are many other sources of knowledge, especially through the internet and other media. For this reason, we help our students to develop their own and solid judgement. At Dallington we will make use of many methods and will facilitate rather than dictate the learning process. The teacher acts as a guide helping students to explore and build the skills needed for the traditional and effective dialogue and argumentation, but as well we shall make full use of all the innovative technologies, including smartboards, ipads, robotics and programming activities.
At Dallington school we give such importance to the development of these skills for the future that we not only develop them through the different subjects – through which they have to dialogue, think independently, solve problems using flexibility and creativity, or practice oral presentations – but also trough their teaching in proper subjects where the focus is the development of thses skills. Therefore, from Year 1 we have Dallington subjects such as Communication and Thinking Skills.