Mark Twain International SchoolPRESCHOOL
2-3S Toddler learning
A Specific and Unique Approach
Mark Twain International School emphasizes the importance of an individual approach to teaching and learning with our youngest students, one that is tailored to suit the child’s age, interests and needs. While following the national curriculum of the Ministry of Education, MTIS Early Learning Centre strives to facilitate the transition of 2 to 3 year olds into the IB Primary Years Programme after the age of 3.
English: Language of instruction
An Essential Factor in Intellectual Development
Language is the means of communication, inquiry, study and research and is an essential factor in intellectual development, encouraging the growth of personal and international understanding. Mark Twain International School considers that the capacity to communicate in more than one language facilitates students’ movement beyond their first language and national culture, increasing their awareness of the world, eventually enabling them to participate more fully in life as citizens of one world.
Assessment & Reporting
At Mark Twain International School, assessment is viewed not as the end of the learning process but as a part of a continuous cycle that leads students towards deeper levels of understanding. We believe that assessment should reflect the five essential elements: the acquisition of knowledge, the understanding of concepts, and the mastering of skills, the development of attitudes and the decision to take action. We recognize the importance of assessing the process of inquiry as well as the product(s) of inquiry and we aim to integrate and support both.
Assessment of every child’s individual development is done by keeping detailed notes about every child’s progress via the ManageBac platform on the web and compiling bi-annual evaluation cards, both being important instruments in evaluating children individually and stimulating parental involvement in their child’s education In addition, parents receive weekly and monthly electronic newsletters that record and present the main themes and activities in which their children have been engaged and the results achieved within the mini-projects that have unfolded during the programme.