At De Klimroos, we want to actively inspire students to maximize their skills, develop open-mindedness, and prepare them for the challenges of an increasingly mobile and interdependent world.
We are an internationally oriented Dutch school. This means that Dutch is our language of instruction, but we use the languages and cultures of our community as a source for learning. As a result, children from all backgrounds feel valued and safe, develop open-mindedness and are prepared for global citizenship.
Inquiry-based learning is a transdisciplinary approach to developing in-depth understanding and critical and creative thinking, important skills needed for an increasingly mobile and interdependent world.
Learning is organized under four frameworks or 'conceptual lenses'. Depth of learning is key in concept-based inquiry learning and students are offered learning experiences through which they gain more than factual knowledge, and make connections between disciplines and the world around them.
In concept-based inquiry learning, we use the child's experiences and the natural questions they ask to organize learning. This way of learning promotes curiosity and active learning and develops skills needed in the 21st century. Concept-based inquiry helps us to organize learning under concepts that are transferable, so that learners can apply their knowledge broadly in new situations and contexts. Concepts are abstract, timeless and universal. Concepts help us to make objects, situations and ideas relevant, important and connected.