Our philosophy of education
Mimosa is a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. What this means in terms of our teaching and learning practice is that our curriculum draws on our immediate context, children’s interests, and what we as a learning community believe to be important. Children and teachers research the world together, and areas of investigation often have a connecting theme – like movement, identity, citizenship, or storytelling. As children explore and develop their ideas, they’re encouraged to express themselves through a variety of creative media – through drawing, light and shadow, dance, music, clay, painting (what we call ‘the 100 languages’ of children). Part of the teacher’s role is to document these investigations and share this documentation so that children, teachers and parents can all be active participants in the learning process.
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