Our Approach to Learning and Teaching
At Namaste Academy, we are aware that different students learn in different ways. So, we offer a variety of learning activities. But they are all based on one philosophy: the student is at the heart of every lesson – not the teacher!
We believe that students should be inspired by their teachers’ love of their subjects so that they are interested in researching on their own and are responsible for their own progress.
This emphasis on learning also means that teachers are more guides than instructors, supporting students in their learning, rather than lecturing children and young adults who are half-asleep in their classrooms. In other words, we believe that students learn best by interacting with each other and with the teaching staff, sharing ideas and opinions. Students learn better if they are actively involved in discovery and in supporting their class mates.
In line with encouraging students to take the initiative for their learning, we get them doing things that test their understanding of theory by putting it into practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories. In short, they learn by doing, not just by listening and reading!
This approach applies not just to traditional school subjects like Maths, and English but also to Sports and the arts: painting, dance
and music. Some students are uninterested in taking part, of course, but still appreciate watching them. That is fine with us: we cannot all be great artists or sportspeople. But the opportunity is there to participate for those who want to.
The same is true of Business Studies! We offer our students the chance to put their bookish knowledge into practice by running their own business. In this way, they learn the value of team work and can audit t
heir own accounts – all supervised by our Social Studies teachers, of course!
Namaste Academy: truly a great place to grow!