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PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY SCHOOL

About learning

Omatas is a school for children who need a different approach and for parents who are looking for an alternative to either mainstream or remedial schooling.


Many children battle to thrive / learn with the traditional approach and this has a negative impact on their self esteem and self belief.


Parents and teachers have a tremendous influence on children. Understanding how a child learns can improve how we teach them.  Omatas supports children with a wide range of learning styles, in a way that supports each child’s individual strengths and needs.


Our children today are all so capable but have many different learning styles, which aren’t always accommodated at mainstream schools.


Children all have a predominant learning style.

When it comes to teaching and learning, one style does not fit all.


Auditory  (learn through hearing)

Visual  (learn through seeing)

Tactile   (learn through touch)

Kinesthetic  (learn through doing and moving)


AUDITORY OR LANGUAGE LEARNERS

These types learn through listening to what others have to say and talking about what they’re learning. They’re also more likely to:

Worth noting: auditory learners might look like they’re not paying attention when you talk to them, but their listening skills are more developed than their visual skills.


VISUAL LEARNERS

As their name suggests, these people learn through watching. It’s believed to be the most dominant learning style and many traditional classrooms are geared towards the visual learner. For their learning to make sense they need to be able to see, visualise and illustrate their knowledge skills and concepts. Visual learning characteristics include:

Worth noting: Telling these learners how to do something may not make sense to them at all – they need to see it.


KINAESTHETIC/TACTILE LEARNERS

These learners like to be actively involved in the learning process, and learn best through hands-on activities and movement. Other kinaesthetic characteristics are they:

Worth noting: These types of learners can be misdiagnosed as ADHD or troublemakers because the more tradition visual or auditory learning styles just don’t work for them.

Tactile learners learn through touch. Children who are more tactile prefer activities or projects that allow them to use their hands. Your child may prefer doodling or drawing to aid memory. -

See more at: http://www.abilitypath.org/areas-of-development/learning--schools/learning-and-teaching-styles/articles/childrens-learning-styles.html#sthash.CIrr4qDd.dpuf

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