It’s the soft skills that really matter. Equine therapy is well known as an excellent vehicle for the development and healing of the soft skills.
There is growing recognition that ECD learning needs to be experiential, flexible and based on constructivist principles. These principles state that learning is achieved by the active construction of knowledge within meaningful contexts.
As a fairly isolated, rural school, Kingfisher Lake is committed to finding the most creative and engaging ways to teach the curriculum on offer.
There is a powerful, and perhaps under-considered, relationship between the spaces in which learning takes place and the learning experience as a whole.
Education is more than just the sum of its parts. Finding synergy, a ‘macro-interleaving’, so that the parts of the whole combine to reflect nuance and depth, is critical. We know what we need to do; now it’s all about how we do it.
During the hard lockdown phase of the pandemic, we realised anew that the world is a child’s oyster and that learning is not limited to the boundaries of classroom walls.