Individualised Learning at Eye Level Learning Centre

by - Saturday, April 28, 2018

In my previous post about Self-Directed Learning at Eye Level, I mentioned how the expectation of education has changed since the past. Students now, are expected to be self-directed in their own learning, ie questioning, thinking and be responsible for their own learning. For self-directed learning to work, students need to work at their own pace and be self-motivating.

However, the method of teaching in most schools has not changed much. It is still mostly teacher-led and directed and students are grouped according to their age. This means students of the same age are expected to learn the same things at the same level. Nevertheless, some of these students are capable to achieve higher performance but they are not given the chance to do something more challenging. On the other hand, there are also some students who have a weaker foundation and need more support but there are not enough resources and time given to them to learn at their pace.

“Eye Level is based on an educational principle where students learn at their own pace. When a teacher understands the learning needs of a student, the teachings are most effective.”

At Eye Level, they understand that each child is different and have their own abilities. That is why Eye Level offers an Individualised Learning Programme that is built upon the unique learning abilities of each individual. 



Diagnostic Test


Every student that comes to Eye Level goes through a Diagnostic Test. The test helps to determine the right level the student should begin at - not too easy, not too difficult. This Right Starting Point provides the confidence and motivation for the student to progress. At the same time, it also presents some challenges for the student to learn more and advance through the curriculum.


Systematic and Progressive Curriculum


Once the initial starting point is determined, the student will learn and progress through a Systematic and Progressive Curriculum. The curriculum is divided into levels and each level will have a certain number of booklets focusing on different learning concepts. As the student progress through the booklets, new concepts are built on the strong foundation that the student has already mastered in earlier booklets.

Excerpt from Level 2 Math: Subtle increase in difficulty from pictures to dots

At the end of each level, the student will go through a Level Test. This test aims to assess if the student has fully understood the concepts before moving up to the next level. The student may be asked to repeat some of the booklets if he needs more help with that level.

At times, this reinforcement is done even before the Level Test. This is to ensure that the student understands the right concept and methodology before progressing to more advanced concepts.



As you can see from the evaluation results above, the test is very systematic. It lays out which of the concepts that are being tested and how well the student should be doing. It also marks out very clearly when a student needs to do a repeat of the booklets.

The progress of each individual student is individualised at his own learning pace. Fast-learners can breeze through the programme without being pulled back by weaker students. Students who need more support can also learn at their own comfortable pace. 

Feedback


At the end of every quarter, there will be a Parent-Teacher Conference. During the meeting, the teacher shares with the parent about the progress of the student, the upcoming plans for the student and to address any concerns that the teacher or parent might have. The teacher will also give suggestions as to what the student or parent can do to improve, not just academically but also the learning attitude. As each student is unique, the feedback from the teacher is also tailored to each individual.



If you would like to find out more about the programmes available at Eye Level Learning Centre, do check out their website. You may also read my other posts to get more information about Eye Level: 


Eye Level @ Jurong West

Address: Blk 960 Jurong West St 92 #01-182 (Upper Level) Singapore 640960
Contact No: 6686 2328
Email: Jurong.West@myeyelevel.com


Disclaimer: We were sponsored complimentary lessons with Eye Level Singapore to try out its Math programme for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was involved. All opinions, texts and photos are mine, unless otherwise stated.


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