Our Approach to Teaching

Is strongly influenced by theories and practices of the “developmental-interaction” approach associated with Bank Street College of Education (New York City), a pioneer in progressive education.

This approach “stresses children’s active engagement with materials and with other children and adults in their classroom”. It emphasizes the need to understand child development and to use it as a basis for developing curriculum.

“The developmental-interaction approach to learning involves creating a curriculum that responds to the capacities and needs of children at various stages of growth and providing opportunities for an interaction with the environment – people, materials, natural resources – that is so critical to learning.”

The principal goal of education is to create people who are capable of new things… people who are creative,
inventive and discoverers. – Jean Piaget

Know more about COLF’s Curriculum