Hands-On, Minds-On is the core principle of the contextual teaching and learning approach specially designed by UCSI Child Development Centre. We advocate learning via hands-on experience whereby children construct meaning based on their own experiences.
We have been having “Fabulous Fridays” uniquely for our UCSI CDC children every Friday since 2018. It is a free-dress day where children may dress accordingly for the occasion, according to the theme of the day. The installation of thematic labs, contextual rooms for music and movement, purpose-built spaces according to themes as well as a child-friendly kindercooking lab greatly enhance the learning experiences.
Formal learning takes place from Monday to Thursday and this period serves as the build-up to Friday where our students apply what they learn in a fun way. Children learning is moving beyond classroom and workbooks. Observation assessment on children’s participation during the hands-on activities complement the objective assessment in the classroom and yields a more comprehensive understanding of the child’s progress.