我們的課程理念 ─ 「學玩」

Our rationale- learnXplay

 

什麼是「學玩」?

What is “LearnXplay”?

我們提倡「學玩」文化,把傳統以來割裂的「學習」與「玩樂」概念結合。

We promote “learnXplay” culture which combines the concept of learning and playing together.

 

0-6歲「學」什麼?

What do children aged 0-6 learn?

兒童自初生至六歲是身心發展的黃金時期,在這階段裡,兒童的智能、語言、社交與情緒、身體機能及生活技能(自理)均急速發展。

Children aged 0-6 are experiencing the golden period of physical and psychological development. During this period, children have their intelligence, language, social skills and emotions, bodily function and self-care ability quickly developed.

 

學齡前期(三歲前)的幼兒主要的成長任務是身體機能的發展,他們本是軟弱的個體,在這三年間需學習掌握行走的技巧、運用物體的動作能力及進行初步語言溝通等。

The development of bodily function is the major growth of children of preschool age (before 3 years old) as they have a fragile body. They need to acquire the skills of walking and running, the ability to use objects and carry out early stage of language communication.

 

進入學前時期後(3-6歲),隨著身心各方面已有一定程度的發展,兒童開始產生了新的需要,他們從家庭轉移至幼稚園上學,需要學習獨立生活的技能(如:自己進食、如廁及收拾物品等)。同時,他們開始需要從事社會生活活動,即建立社交及情緒管理能力。

After the preschool age (3-6 years old), they have achieved a certain level of physical and psychological development. They start to have new needs and their learning environment have changed from family to kindergarten. Thus, they need to learn more skills about living independently (e.g. eat on their own, go to toilet and tidy up stuff, etc.). Simultaneously, they will start engaging in social activities, these includes establishing social skills and emotion management. 

 

而當兒童從幼稚園升上小學,更會由較輕鬆過渡至較正規的學習環境,這為兒童的成長帶來重大挑戰。他們需學習獨立、培養紀律、延長專注時間、提升識字量,及學習以科目為本的知識等。

When children promote from kindergarten to primary school, they switch from a casual learning environment to a more regular one, which brings great challenges to them. They need to learn to be independent, disciplined, more concentrated, have their literacy increased and acquire subject-based knowledge etc.

 

為了協助兒童適應成長的轉變,應付升學這重要的挑戰,我們必須在0-6歲期間,培養兒童各方面的能力和生活技巧,引導他們健康快樂地成長。

To help children adapt to the changes and to handle challenges ahead, it is important for us to provide holistic development and social skills to children during the age 0-6 years old, so that they could grow healthily and delightfully. 

 

為什麼要以「玩」作為學習方法?

Why play-centred learning approach?

著名的遊戲治療大師Dr. Garry L Landreth說過"Birds fly, fish swim and children play."。孩子的世界就是玩的世界,對孩子來說S,玩樂就如每天吃飯、洗澡、睡覺一樣,是孩子成長的「必需品」。

A renowned play therapist Dr. Garry L Landreth ever said, “Birds fly, fish swim and children play." The world of children fills with games. Playing is as important as eating, bathing and sleeping; it’s their necessity during their growth.

 

無論你的孩子是哪一種類型的孩子,是活潑的、文靜的、衝動的,或是慢熱的,他們都愛玩。在玩樂的過程中,小朋友會發現自我,學習如何與其他人相處,探索周圍的事物。

All children love playing. They will have self-discovery as they play, they also learn to get along with others, and explore everything around them. 

 

在遊戲中,兒童會產生愉悅的情緒,這有助刺激他們的學習興趣,培養積極的學習態度。而隨著其學習動機越強,其吸收和消化力也越強,學到的知識也就越多,兒童「學」的功能會得到最大的發揮。因此,我們相信「玩」是兒童學習的最大動力和最佳方法。

During games, positive emotion will be generated that stimulates children’s interest in learning. Having a stronger motivation in learning, their ability in absorbing and understanding also grows stronger, which helps children acquire knowledge and maximize the function of learning. Hence, we believe playing is the best approach that motivates them to learn.

 

結合「學」與「玩」

Combines “Learn” and “Play” (learnXplay)

 

「學」元素

  • 語言知識(中、英文) Langauge

  • 數理邏輯 Mathematics

  • 學習技巧 Learning skill

  • 自理能力 Self-reliance

 

「玩」元素

  • 感覺統合Sensory Integration

  • 體適能 Physical Fitness

  • 社交技巧 Social skill

  • 專注力 Attention

  • 自我管理 Self-managment

 

我們提倡結合「學習」與「玩樂」,以玩樂(遊戲)作為媒介,將各式各樣的學科知識或生活認知都變成新奇好玩的遊戲,讓孩子「落手落腳」盡情玩樂,我們深信孩子玩得開心起勁時,自然學得更多。

We promote “learnXplay”, i.e. combining learning and playing. We take games as the medium for learning. We turn the knowledge of different fields and the skills of our daily living into games. Children will adsorb the knowledge and skills by literally “playing”. The more they play, the more they could learn.