1 - What is the KLC method?
Perla Boccaccini, director of the Kids Learning Center (KLC), explains the methodology applied to the school and why a teaching anchored to neuroscience is a winning strategy.
“The methodology applied to the school was devised by me and my team.
The experimental use of the KLC method, applied in the three schools that I have started in these 18 years, has created an innovative and competent learning environment in favoring the harmonious development process of the child, thus enhancing their socio-emotional skills and improving the quality of life of families.
All this was possible thanks to the attention paid to supporting parenthood and the needs of modern families. “
2 - How does the KLC method differ from traditional teaching?
“To achieve the methodological objectives, our schools make use of neurodidactics based on the impulse of cognitive neuroscience, capable of explaining the processes through which we learn (memory, emotions, attention, motivation).
Today we live in a society full of learning opportunities. For this reason, therefore, children do not need so much stimuli as an environment capable of offering them answers to their deep needs, as they have been mapped and explained by neuroscience ”.
3- What is the training offer underlying the method?
“Our school offers a secular and independent education, centered on the development of the person and his socio-emotional skills.
(Life Skills education in schools – WHO 1993).
How does it do it?
Through the promotion of an international culture capable of allowing the pupil to face the world of tomorrow in the best conditions (Early childhood education and care “- EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2014).
In other words, we want to provide our children with a mindset that builds citizens of the world, free of mental, social and emotional barriers.
Our educational model makes use of a double Italian – Anglo-Saxon curriculum that can offer a wide range of opportunities and greater freedom in the construction of one’s school path.
The objectives comply with the Italian ministerial guidelines, enriched by indications deriving from the Anglo-Saxon learning system and numerous interdisciplinary projects with a strong international scope. Finally, the language skills developed are certified through Trinity College exams. “
4 - Bilingualism in childhood: the importance of studying English from an early age.
“The bilingualism project is carried out through the introduction of the English language from the first years of life, in harmony with the guidelines established by the European Commission (Language learning at pre-primary school, Brussels 2011).
In our school, English is not taught but “in” English (Tony Jewels 2012) and the child is the protagonist of the process that is configured as the key to learning, while the teacher is the facilitator: an early process that , supported by our psychoeducational methodology, offers our students an immeasurable advantage. “
5 - How important is it today for the educational institution to provide support for parenting and how does KLC's contribution materialize?
“Parents have always been the undisputed protagonists of our schools which, for this reason, are identified as” centers for education and family well-being “: places dedicated to welcoming the entire nucleus, where the latter are actively involved in educational experience of the children.
The family is the most influential context for the emotional and cognitive development of children. In fact, it brings fundamental resources, which must be diligently exploited by a school capable of promoting effective communication exchanges and shared responsibilities. “
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
By Frank Smith