At Kindi Education we have high expectations of our learners. These are reflected both in our challenging course learning outcomes and in our learning and teaching culture.
Our learning and teaching culture applies to both learners and instructors. It is applied through a diverse and inclusive environment based on Five Key Pillars:
We select and train staff members to facilitate learning, be flexible to learners’ needs, radiate enthusiasm and, above all, challenge themselves and others. Our experienced instructors act as role models who are culturally aware, trained in Project Based Learning and are chosen for their ability to recognize and successfully use course skills in their own professional and personal lives.
OUR LEARNING AND TEACHING MODEL
Kindi Education’s short courses follow a cyclical approach to ensure long-lasting impact. Our Learning and Teaching Model creates a system for experiential learning, fostering professional and personal experiences and goals.
- Learn essential skills through dynamic workshops and interactive activities
- Practice these skills by taking part in authentic, meaningful experiences
- Reflect on their learning individually and during critical discussions
Our Learn-Practice-Reflect model is predicated on the philosophy of experiential learning. Modern implementation of experiential education combines active learning with authentic experiences and reflection. This powerful approach envisions experiences taking place within the community, bridging the gap between formal education and life in the real world.
For a more in-depth and academic discussion on the value of experiential learning please see this article.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
At Kindi Education engagement in authentic experiences is guided by Project Based Learning (PBL). Our authentic projects are designed to address real world problems or important issues. They require learners to engage in project management, collaboration and rigorous reflection to produce a concrete product. Learners are supported by guiding questions that encourage active learning and support learner autonomy.
Working collaboratively on projects provides learners with the opportunity to practice and implement the wide range of social-emotional and academic skills that our courses are designed to develop.
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
The need for 21st Century Skills to achieve professional and personal success in life has been researched and documented by many leading international companies and educational organizations. At Kindi Education we have a core set of 21st Century Skills that are relevant to all our short courses:
Our courses interpret, contextualize and augment these skills according to the learners, specific course goals, course location and course project.
Kindi Education’s educational philosophy and course development are inspired and informed by the research and publications of a range of forward-thinking organisations.
These include: OECD, NESTA, McKinsey & Company, UNESCO-MGIEP, CASEL, PBL Works and Social Enterprise UK.