GAME CHANGERS

Re-positioning the Curriculum

In feeding-back findings from our world-wide research into child-centred inquiry-based approaches to education, we were asked which curriculum we are planning to use. Some parent-carers have concerns that the South African curriculum is not rigorous enough, and that it is not supporting children to develop skills they need to thrive in the 21st century; skills […]

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Culture

Vision An equal and integrated South African society, which begins with citizens – children, their parents-carers, and the wider communities that they represent – learning how to live together, through the provision of education that is high quality, diverse and accessible. Values Quality Education Research shows that quality education requires a child-centred inquiry-based approach to […]

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Best Practice

Image of the child. We believe every child is a unique individual who is capable, intelligent, creative and curious.  To fulfill their potential children need to be active participants in their learning and development.  In our school teachers, alongside students, determine what should be learnt and how best to learn it.  A child-centred inquiry-based approach […]

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‘Glocal’ Research

As part of the process of establishing a child-centred inquiry-based learning environment that balances the requirements of a curriculum, with competencies like critical thinking / problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and character qualities such as curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, social and cultural awareness, our co-founders Phil and Rachel Bowyer have taken steps to ensure children’s rights will […]

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Ensuring ‘Quality’ within Early Childhood Education in Sydney.

Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – www.mq.edu.au/mia-mia – was established 24 years ago to provide a long-day care program for the community. The centre is also the school for the Institute of Early Childhood’s demonstration program and a site of innovative practice. Reflecting on the final visit of […]

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The image of a Child.

We believe every child is a unique individual, who capable, creative, curious and intelligent. In order to fulfil their potential, we also believe that every child should be an active participant in their education, learning and development. Throughout ten weeks of research into innovative models of education, we have experienced schools that are prioritizing and valuing […]

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