The Five Key Principles of The Learning Lab’s Curriculum Design

1. All our curriculum is designed to enhance and enrich your child’s learning experiences.

2. All our curriculum focuses on the development of the ‘whole person’ — your child’s knowledge, skills and dispositions.

3. To prepare your child not only for exams, but also for life, we carefully balance a focus on exams with a focus on learning skills, nurturing dispositions and developing knowledge that extend beyond the classroom and are life-long assets for your child.

4. To meet the demands of a continually evolving world, our curriculum is current and informed by the latest trends and findings in education, educational psychology and neuroscience research.

5. Our curriculum is continually updated with input from our teachers so that your child’s learning needs are met at every stage of his or her academic development.

Enriching Your Child’s Learning Experience

Our curriculum has been thoughtfully designed with your child in mind — we place a priority on creating engaging and exciting learning experiences through our lesson materials. Our curriculum offers intellectually stimulating lesson materials that motivate and engage your child. These materials provide rich resources for teaching and learning so our teachers are able to help each student at The Learning Lab to achieve academic success.

Developing the ‘Whole Person’ — A Holistic Education

Our curriculum focuses on facilitating and developing three facets of student learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and dispositions.
We refer to this as TLL’s K,S,D teaching and learning model.

Knowledge

We comprehensively cover the MOE national syllabus with a focus on developing complex thinking and deep learning as well as increasing opportunities for applied learning by integrating relatable real-world perspectives for each academic age group.

Your child will gain a life-long love and understanding of the subject in addition to the exam-based knowledge he or she will need for their immediate challenges.

Skills

Your child will learn a broad set of skills that are general and specific to each subject of study. There is a strong focus on metacognitive and communicative skills; your child will learn to be aware about their thinking processes and learning. Additionally, your child will develop the ability to understand language specific to each subject of study. For example, he or she will be able to identify, understand and respond to specific terms used in the study of science to denote specific question types, or understand how certain phrases are used differently in math questions versus day-to-day conversations.

We employ proprietary teaching methodologies that help your child develop into a confident learner, empowering him or her with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Such abilities will help your child succeed, both in tests and in life.

Dispositions

The Learning Lab believes that your child’s education must be about nurturing the whole person. Mindsets and values such as a growth mindset, conscientiousness, self-awareness, self-control and resilience have been shown to be very important predictors of academic success. At TLL, we work towards helping your child develop these learning dispositions as fundamental foundations so that your child can fulfil his or her fullest potential.

Key Features of our K, S, D Model

While knowledge acquisition and development have always taken centre stage in education, recent educational research has shown that there is a strong need to focus on helping students develop the right set of skills, and nurture positive learning dispositions to help them become more successful learners. Our curriculum is designed to help teachers facilitate the development and nurturing of these learning characteristics.

Growth Mindset
Metacognition
Self-Awareness and Control
Balancing Learning and Exam-Focus at The Learning Lab
A Focus on Learning Excellence
A Focus on Exam and Task Performance

All these elements work together to help your child maximise his or her confidence in any task he or she takes on.