Principles of Learning

The International School of Myanmar community agrees that educational best practice occurs when:

  • The learning environment is welcoming and inspiring, encouraging both independent responsibility and collaborative endeavors.
  • Instruction is developmentally and culturally appropriate, honoring each student's unique learning style, skill level, interests and ideas.
  • Activities are designed so that students are enabled to think critically, problem-solve, and communicate effectively.
  • Learning experiences are structured to guide students to both make connections and transfer new knowledge and skills to real life situations.
  • Evaluation methods include diagnostic assessment, student self-reflection, peer-review, and timely, descriptive teacher feedback,
  • Learning goals are matched to achievement targets and are standardized across grade-level and subject areas, affording students clear objectives and outcomes.