The Da Vinci Program

We are launching the Da Vinci program next term.

The aims of this program are to:

  • Stimulate scientific thinking and enquiry
  • Foster a spirit of curiosity
  • Encourage children to think innovatively
  • Foster effective divergent, thinking skills
  • Nurture and grow children’s imaginations
  • Foster creativity in many forms

Children will be taught how to-

Collaborate in small groups as well as conduct individual projects that interest and excite them.

Set a hypothesis and test their ideas

Mind-map, explore ideas and think “differently”

Formulate effective questions and utilise a range of thinking strategies to find answers

Use de-Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats

Utilise their interests to plan projects and confidently present their findings

Their literacy and maths skills will be stimulated and grown as they explore themes, conduct experiments

They will study the lives and works of great thinkers such as-

Da Vinci

Einsten

Madam Curie

Edison

 

The 7 habits of Happy Children will be woven into the program.

  • Be proactive

  • Plan with the end in mind

  • Put first things first

  • Think win-win

  • Seek first to understand and then to be understood

  • Synergise

  • Sharpen the saw

  • Enrolment is generally for the term and the fee covers all materials, stationery etc.

Email victoriacarlton@iinet.net.au for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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