At rainbowtrekkers, the focus is on learning and growing up in a culturally diverse environment characterised by linguistic diversity. The aim is to promote children's open-mindedness and respect for others and to develop their own individual identity. The development of social skills and the awakening of the joy of lifelong learning are also important to us. At the same time, we strengthen the rights of the children and acknowledge them in their entirety.
We aim to teach children life skills that go beyond specialist knowledge. We also see each child in their entirety: emotionally, physically, relationally, intellectually, creatively and spiritually. The children should develop the courage to accept future challenges in life. In the sense of participation, they have the choice to take part in activities. The learning environment is well thought-out and well equipped so that the children can pursue their interests. We also pay attention to both types of communication (verbal and non-verbal). Since we are a multilingual institution, one of our main focuses is the promotion of the German and English language. We also attach great importance to promoting the children's sense of belonging and the right to make mistakes. Our experts support this process with an encouraging attitude towards the children.
We value the constant challenge of reflecting and implementing current scientific research and educational philosophies. We firmly believe that diverse perspectives and pedagogical approaches enrich our teaching and help us to improve ourselves to meet the needs, interests and abilities of our children.
At rainbowtrekkers we have a so-called “eclectic” approach, i.e. our approach consists of different pedagogical action concepts from all over the world. Our pedagogical work is based on these ideas.
One of these pedagogical models is the approach of Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Her teaching believes that children have the inner drive to develop through active interaction with their environment. From Montessori’s point of view, the child is an active, highly motivated learner who starts learning at his own pace.
The curriculum of the International Baccalaureate School with its strong focus on promoting the feeling of being a responsible and creative world citizen also influences the philosophy and learning profile of rainbowtrekkers.
The Reggio Approach to education inspires our work in that teachers, children and families are an equal learning community. We believe that children learn in their own way and through the use of different materials and expressions such as music, visual arts, dramatic play, block play and more.
The concept of Planting and Building in Education by the German-Jewish educator Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe (1914-2005), which in turn is essentially based on Democracy and Education by the US reform educator John Dewey (1859-1952), also provides inspiration. Education is therefore the most harmonious synthesis possible between the “natural” forces of the child (curiosity, urge to discover, creativity) and “cultural” forces (learning community rules, social behaviour).
We value the constant challenge of reflecting and implementing current scientific research and educational philosophies. We firmly believe that diverse perspectives and pedagogical approaches enrich our teaching and help us to meet the needs, interests and abilities of our children.
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