MIL OSI Translation. French Polynesian to English –
Source: Government of New Caledonia
School shooting, school, kindergarten and elementary associative Montessori, this year celebrates its five years of existence. On this occasion, Isabelle Champmoreau, in charge of teaching the government, went to the meeting of the educational team of this structure located at the Receiving, and Noumea.
Created in 2015 by the association of parents of Another School, School shooting will host this year 34 pupils aged 3 to 9 years. And yet, not a sound in the two classrooms this Friday morning, to the arrival of the member of the government. A group participates calmly in a calculation, while the two girls engage in a cooking workshop. Another, installed only in an office, completes his exercises of French singing, headphones screwed on the ears, while one of his comrades, seated on the ground, on a carpet, discover the secrets of prehistory with the aid of a box containing tiles, figurines of homo sapiens and practice sheets.
To move freely and to choose
“Here, students choose their activities,” explains the director and teacher Emily Poilpré. The objective is to promote their autonomy through individualized instruction that respects the learning pace of each individual. “
Based on the Montessori pedagogy (see box), this private institution is not regulated by agreement was able to be proven, in five years. “The transition of students to other structure learning is always well spent, evidenced by Caroline, who teaches in the school for three years. Probably because our work helps them to develop their capacity for adaptation. “
Ideas to imagine the school of tomorrow
For the member of the government, curious of this experiment, the School shooting was a ” source of inspiration “. “The charter application, the educational project of the New Caledonia must be the subject of a new version in 2021,” says Isabelle Champmoreau. The notions of well-being, health and respect the rhythm of the pupils will have all their place. In this framework, which is implemented in the School shooting is a reflection interesting. The idea is not to transpose what is done here in all of our schools, but to foster links between the various pedagogies, student success. “
Gateways that already exist in the level of teachers, as the school’s Receiving regularly organizes modules introduction to the Montessori pedagogy for all teachers wishing to put into practice, in their classes, this other approach of teaching.
To a recognition
The office of the association of School shooting has approached the vice-rector’s office in order to obtain a recognition. This status could, in particular, the support of the teachers ‘ salaries by the New Caledonia which would lower the costs of education and thus to open the institution to a greater number of children.
The Montessori pedagogy
This pedagogy is based on the work carried out by Maria Montessori, physician and educator of italy, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. It is based on an educational approach, a comprehensive and individualised teaching, respecting the learning pace of each child and allowing him to develop the qualities necessary for its integration in the world of tomorrow : self-confidence, autonomy, motivation, curiosity, creativity, sensoriality, self-control, respect for others and the ability to adapt.
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