Learning in action
2022/02/03 | By The International School of The Hague
Part of day-to-day teaching here at The International School of The Hague (ISH) is inspiring children to look at real-world problems and find practical solutions. Our teachers find innovative ways to bring out the best and most creative thinking from students to get them there.
Technology also allows teachers and students to look at the specific topics of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to explore how they are present in so many aspects of daily life and the world around us.
For their “active planet” unit, Year 4 students investigate how society is affected by active nature. They learn about the impact of natural disasters, how societies prepare for these events, but also how they cope when they happen. The children design rescue robots using block and draw coding, which they then use to navigate around their constructed natural disaster site just as emergency services do in a real-life situation.
In Year 2, students delve into the very current and vital topic of food. During the weeks they spend on this topic they learn more about how food is connected to the world around them, both globally and locally. For example, during one of the activities, they examine milk and work out which other foods they could eat that contain milk in some way. Then, from the comfort of their own classroom, they travel to a farm in Australia using Virtual Reality Glasses, where the farmer shows them around his farm on a tractor ride, teaches them how to milk the cows, and explains how the cows are cared for on a daily basis.
These valuable experiences for students are like watching the world’s puzzle pieces click into place. With each topic they take on, these global citizens of the future gain an understanding of what the things they learn about in school look like when they venture beyond the gates of ISH.
It is inspiring to see great teaching and learning in action. If you are a prospective family and would like to come and see for yourself, please make an appointment with our admissions department.