School employs ‘systems thinking’ in education
ONE OF the newer approaches to education and child-rearing is “systems thinking” (ST), which has a diverse range of sources, one of whom is Peter Senge, an American systems scientist who is also a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning.
ST is a way of thinking that sees the bigger picture and how the parts of a system interact with each other, making an individual more critical and emphatic as he makes responsible choices. Given adequate training and exposure to this way of thinking, an individual increases his chance at personal success.
In Quezon City, there is a school that has pioneered in incorporating ST in the Philippine education curriculum. Apart from being known to have a family atmosphere, Benedictine International School (BIS) has been practicing ST for several years now, and has been assisting parents in helping children become critical and creative individuals. More than just being “schooled,” students of BIS can grow as confident individuals under the guidance of caring teachers.
The strong home-school relationship is built on an open communication that thrives on feedback and collaboration.
Nurtured by ST, the school fosters a strong collaboration among itself, parents and teachers to produce students who exhibit excellence academically, socially and emotionally.
Call Benedictine International School at 9518960, 9517154 or 9517454. Visit www.benedictine.edu.ph or www.facebook.com/BISphilippines.
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