Prime calibre centre is based on three most practised education philosophies in the world i.e. progressivism, romanticism, and partly essentialism. Which support students- centred approach of learning, believing that every student or learner is different in their individual way of learning and their own set of needs, ability and gifts should be available in classroom set up? The students should be active learners exploring concept through hands on learning
This philosophy skill is developed in a sequential manner. Here the teachers are the main actors on the stage. This is a subject centred philosophy. Focused on closely organized and well-disciplined environment. Perennials are primarily concerned with the importance of mastery of the content and development of reasoning skills. (Currently applied in Kenyan curriculum based centre).
This is also a subject centred philosophy. Concentrates on basic skills, also advocates on training the mind. Essentialist focus on transmitting a series of progressively difficult topics and promotion of students to the next level. Subjects focused on historical context of the material of the world and culture and move sequentially to give the solid understanding of the present day.
A philosophical movement during the age of enlightenment (roughly 18th century) which emphasizes on emotional self-awareness as a necessary pre-condition to improve society and bettering the human condition. It’s a student centred philosophy that focuses on: meeting the students learning readiness needs.
Progressivisms believe that the individuality progress and change are fundamental to one’s education. They also centre their curricula on the needs, experience, interests and abilities of the students. Education should focus on whole student, rather than content or teacher. They emphasize on group activities and group problem solving so that students learn through cooperative learning strategies. It is the anti-authoritarian, experimental, and visionary and aim to develop problem- solving ability. It also emphasize on students testing ideas by active experimentation.
Learning is rooted in the questions of learners that arise through experiencing the world.