The Garden Project
The Garden Project delivers a unique bilingual experience by giving educators the best practices to bring STEAM and PBL to life.
Bilingual education aims to provide opportunities for linguistic development along with a presentation of the concepts of various content areas. The best way to achieve that in pre-primary education is to combine a good language program with high-level STEAM work that actively deals with problem-solving, learner autonomy and applying content in real-world situations. STEAM in Pre-Primary Education is project-based learning, which paves the way for learners to work collaboratively.
The Garden Project is the first of its kind to combine a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach and a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) framework.
The project is based on the principles of sustainability and encourages children to learn about various topics using the environment as the third educator.
Both students and teachers will have rich opportunities to use English while exploring nature and the environment within the classroom, boosting up curiosity as children nurture the plants while they grow. At each step of the growing process children are welcome to ask and answer questions, documenting their findings in their beautiful Garden Project Journals.
- The Garden Project features: A STEAM framework; from asking simple questions to observation and categorization of the world. These skills are developed using each of the STEAM disciplines.
- A dynamic PBL approach, in which children gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a “big question” over a period of time.
- The innovative project is the first of its kind to combine studies of the environment with ELT, all within a STEAM framework.
- The flexible approach offers you the freedom to carry out The Garden Project at different times of the year, with various fruits from different parts of the world.
- This multi-sensory, hands-on project encourages children to get their hands dirty and experience nature using all of their senses.
- The social and emotional focus is key to the project as it develops patience, caring for living things, working together and empathy. Children deepen their understanding of nature as well as their own important role as global citizens in looking after the environment.