Primary Pedagogy

 

  • When children want to achieve a sense of accomplishment, Little Philo School helps children to finish what they started, but without intervening directly in the work

  • Little Philo School encourages children to ask questions.

  • Little Philo School asks pupils to find different ways to use materiel.

  • Little Philo School never force pupils to rush a job. If they need time to appropriate work, Little Philo School grants them this time.

  • Children need encouragement and regular small successes to advance.

  • Little Philo School does not criticize a job, we look for all and any positive work and focuses on those points. Progress comes with confidence and little successes. They are encouraged to seek and find errors by themselves this will help them remember.

 

       From 7 years old children love to share their knowledge with others.

 

    • They focus longer and they are more able to follow less detailed directions.

    • They can follow last-minute corrections.

    • They ask questions frequently to satisfy their need to know.

    • They use ploys increasingly complicated to solve problems.

    • They show more interest in detail to work.

    • They want to complete a job with more information.

    • They express new skills with enthusiasm.

    • They like routine and predictable, but are able to accept last minute changes.

    • They are friendly and like to show their desire to learn.

    • They still seek the support of adults and older children but are able to wonder how a problem can best be solved.

    • They use their new acquisitions to plan.

    • They develop abstract skills.

    • They relate to adult understanding of a problem.

    • They invent scenarios of increasing complexity in games.

    • They begin to use strategies increasingly complex.

    • They like making new friends.

    • They take pleasure in imitating the actions of elders.

    • They like to be in a group and be like others but they choose to work independently when they are frustrated.

    • They like games that involve rules.

    • They are more able to express their feelings.

    • They take initiations and understand the emotions and feelings of others.

    • They can communicate their needs in a more sophisticated way.

    • They are able to concentrate for longer periods.

    • They have a sense of self-esteem and awareness of danger. This growing confidence, allows for more complex     interactions with adults. Sometimes they prefer their elders to adults.

    • They develop a strong sense of belonging.

    • They express the sense of injustice.

    • They describe their personal experiences. They are able to compare their skills acquired or not.

    • They are able to describe the causes and consequences of their emotions based on a real and present fact.

    • They regulate and control their emotions less impulsively in most situations, except in cases of stress, fatigue or    feeling of insecurity.

    • They prefer the consistency and routine.

    • They begin to use strategies to calm themselves down when they are in an emotionally unpleasant situation.

    • They can accept opinions from others when they are explained.

    • They like to invent new rules.

    • They develop a mutual friendship with those with whom they spend the most time or with whom they share an     interest. They like to have a "best friend".

    • They see the impact of their behavior on others and they realize that others understand them.

    • They are more apt to resolving conflicts independently.

    • They begin to negotiate and find solutions to a conflict even if this step is not always successful.

    • They may have difficulty making simple decisions for an evolving situation.

    • They still move a lot and have trouble sitting still for long periods.

    • They sometimes severely auto-critic and need to be put in confidence.

    • They may leave a game or project due to a feeling of inferiority.

    • They can find transitions complicated to manage.

    • Stressed, they can be critical.