HighScope Indonesia implements the 178 Learning Framework, which builds on the philosophy of constructive learning, encouraging children to develop their own knowledge and understanding of the world through their own experience and reflection. This philosophy is enacted on all levels, each with their own level of complexity for different components, from concrete knowledge to abstract reasoning. It is derived from Piaget’s notion that all knowledge is a construction resulting from the child’s actions (Piaget & Inhelder, 2000), and was then applied by David Weikart, the founder of the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. We at HighScope believe that constructivism supports students in connecting learning to real life, in making and reflecting on success and mistakes, and in constructing their own understanding of the world. The HighScope Perry PreSchool Study (Schweinhart, et al., 2005) documents the success of this approach and HighScope teachers see it demonstrated daily in their classrooms.
HighScope aims to develop the “whole child” by focusing on academic matters along with intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships, and physical capacity. In addition to collecting input from experts' perspectives, we also obtained feedback from parents regarding their children's unique strengths and desired learning goals. All roads led to developing 21st century skills, emphasizing confidence, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. The HighScope Indonesia Learner Outcomes stipulate that students should know, understand, practice, and be able to perform these skills at increasingly higher levels beginning in preschool and continuing throughout high school. We strive to empower children to think on their own and engage in meta-level reflection in order to become independent decision-makers.
The specific Learner Outcomes central to the Framework include:
Creativity and innovation
Agility and adaptability
Social problem solving
Based on the HighScope Indonesia Learning Framework, we incorporate the following learning components:
Enriching Learning Environment
Student learning experiences are enriched by providing them with opportunities to engage with curriculum content through our learning environment.
Democratic Learning Atmosphere
Students are placed in a demoratic atmosphere, encouraging them to recognize and develop self-regulation.
Rigorous Learning Content
Our carefully designed learning content requires students to focus on conceptual thinking adjusted to each individual's unique pace, leading up to the refinement of 21st century skills.
Impactful Learning Strategies
Our strategies are in line with the way the human brain learns, allowing us to create a program that supports not only the development of essential skills and knowledge, but also executive function.
Orchestrated Learning Activities
Our teachers constantly orchestrate activities that create balanced and harmonious experiences, aiding in social, emotional, academic, and physical development.
Comprehensive Assessment of & for Learning
Ongoing, comprehensive assessments and regular feedback are provided to the students, ensuring their learning effectiveness.
Collaborative Learning Support
Teachers continuously collaborate with parents, school psychologists, extended enrichment and talent programs, along with other after school programs to maximize the development of the child as a whole.