Philosophy

Philosophy

Goleta Family School Santa BarbaraLearning takes place everywhere, at all times, and is an active process. Our philosophy recognizes and supports the premise that positive self- image enables students to become active participants in their education. Discovery, exploration, and choices in learning give the children the tools they will need to succeed.

 

Multiage educational practices are grounded in a philosophy that holds that every child can learn and has the right to do so at their own pace. We strongly believe that learning is a continuum process rather than a series of steps. By purposefully structuring a class to include a span of ages and to take advantage of the resulting diversity, an atmosphere of nurturing is created rather than one of competition. The teacher finds himself or herself supporting each individual child as to their own complex set of needs rather than trying to lead a group of students to complete an age-based step.  See a Multiage Education website for more specific information about this teaching method.