Theme Based Approach
The Thematic approach is a way of teaching and learning, whereby many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme. Using themes while working with young children has been popular since John Dewey, an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer first proposed that curriculum should be related to real-life experiences.
Thematic units are common in preschool classes since preschool children learn through interactive, hands-on activities. Children are able to relate to real-world experiences and build on prior knowledge of a topic. Thematic units also help teachers by a paving way to facilitating learning for each child who has his/her own way of learning things.
Themes help us to weave the design that brings in the structure to the whole of our approach. They intertwine the different methodologies which make the learning experience meaningful for the child.
Through theme, children get to understand their own unique strengths, explore multiple ways of learning and also use the skills that they have been acquiring through Montessori methodology.
Through skillful planning the curriculum integrates into a framework that helps children to be introduced to life skills, academic skills, understanding one’s own unique skills, critical thinking and ample of opportunities are provided for children to learn social, cognitive, emotional and physical development which are recognized as equally valuable assets which are reflected in our curriculum.