Active Individualized Learning
through stimulating and multi-sensory teaching materials.
mirrors a more natural social environment and fosters self-motivation. Students enjoy working for their own sense of accomplishment.
Freedom of Choice
involves decision-making. Students select their work according to individual interests
Working at One’s Own Pace
enables students to work for long periods without interruption. Each individual works at his potential, independent of the class.
Integral (Interwoven) Education
balances academic work with freedom of movement and harmony is created between physical, social and mental activities. There is an interrelationship between subjects.
is fostered by a classroom designed to encourage development.
occurs as students learn to evaluate their work objectively through the use of self-correcting teaching materials and individual work with the teacher.
maintains concrete; first-hand experience is the basis for abstraction.
Close Student-Teacher Interaction
enables complete and precise evaluation of student’s progress, both academically and psychologically.
Passive Class Learning
through teacher-centered class lessons and class-wide paperwork.
requires external rewards such as grades, and creates an environment that fosters both competition and social conformity.
demands all students cover the same work at the same time at the same pace.
involves each academic subject being scheduled for a limited period. Each student is directly affected by the progress of the whole class.
provides academic subjects that are not interrelated. Periods of intense mental efforts are alternated with periods of vigorous physical activity to release tension.
is promoted since the activities are initiated by the teacher.
occurs as work is evaluated and graded by the teacher. Students evaluate themselves against the group as being the best or worst in the class.
has students learning through mechanical memorization.
prevents close interaction between individual students and teacher. Standardized tests are necessary to determine student progress.