Froebel’s philosophy of learning underpins the pedagogy at Annan School and we place great importance on active learning and self-activity. Active learning engages and challenges children’s thinking using real-life or imaginary situations.
Quality active learning builds on children’s previous experiences and provides differentiation and challenge. It allows for different learning styles and children’s independence but is supported by teachers who structure the environment and intervene sensitively to extend the children’s learning.
Self-activity as described by Froebel is concerned with when children are responsible for making choices, are respected as central to and active in the learning process in which they are engaged and involved in self-evaluating and make connections in their learning. Learning opportunities are therefore meaningful and motivating to children.
The aims of our school
• To value, nurture and educate each child to be knowledgeable, compassionate, responsible, creative and respectful
• To help realise the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development potential of each child
• To foster each child’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical well-being
• To foster each child’s concept of self, self-esteem and confidence to enable him or her to become an autonomous, creative and original thinker
• To be a centre of excellence and innovation offering fresh vision to education by using a Froebelian pedagogy