The Galileo Telescopic Approach
The main strategy in Galileo's instruction is the Telescopic Approach. This stems from the belief that each and every child has his own innate potential, that he learns differently and therefore has unique individual needs. Hence, teaching must first FIND the specific needs and situation of every individual kid and FOCUS on that child, not treating him as just one of the herd. This is the same method that guided one of the greatest Math and Science geniuses of all time, Galileo Galilei, to invent the telescope.
With this invention, he was able to FIND and FOCUS on specific heavenly bodies and stars from the millions of galaxies in the vast universe. By the same principle, the Galileo Telescopic Method FOCUSES and concentrates on each child, FINDS his special learning needs and and tailors the learning program for that specific child. With this, the Galileo Enrichment Program is able to FIND the genius and DISCOVER the “star” in every child.
- All children actively seek to comprehend the world in which they live in.
- Children learn through play.
- Children’s interests and needs motivate learning.
- Children exhibit individual differences in the development of their competencies.
- Children construct knowledge and values through dynamic interactions with peers and adults and through active exploration of their environment.
The 3 As provide an overview of the program flow and how a student advances in the program. Guided by this framework, Galileo continually evaluates a child’s learning progress to be assured that his learning needs are met.