Profectum Foundation Education Best Practice Guidelines

The ”21st Century Thinking Curriculum” for school programs embraces the following principles:

  • Instruction meets each student at their developmental level and challenges all capacities
  • Focus is on Process vs. Product Learning
  • Provides meaningful, experience-based and dynamic instruction supports “discovery” and comprehension
  • Believes development can’t be taught
  • Takes advantage of structured and spontaneous opportunities to
  • Foster relationships
  • Support students to be intentional
  • Promote problem solving
  • Encourage the elaboration of ideas
  • Help students reach higher levels of problem solving, symbolic thinking and abstraction within a wider range of emotions
  • Support the ability to give reasons to support ideas and connect ideas logically
  • Encourages reflection and “thinking about thinking”
  • The continuous flow of interactions allows student to become intentional and capable of generalizing and abstracting
  • Provide long periods of spontaneous floor time to obtain engagement, initiation, and multiple circles of communication in high affect states
  • Affect is central to all learning
  • Affective reciprocity allows students to find meaning and symbolize experience
  • Parent involvement is critical to the success of each student