In AITIS Curriculum, learning is understood as an active, situational process; a process that is based on previous learning and results in building of new knowledge, skills, attitudes and preferences.
AITIS follows an international curriculum that follows the Cambridge International Primary and Secondary Programme guidelines in English, Mathematics and Science. The curriculum is designed to develop enjoyment of and commitment to learning and it aims to help pupils become responsible and caring citizens who work for the common good and are committed to sustainable development at a personal, local, national, and global level. The curriculum promotes an enquiring mind and capacity to think independently, creatively, critically, and rationally. It has been approved by the Bureau of Academic Studies and Education of Thailand in the autumn 2009.
In AITIS, the approach in teaching is child-centred. This means that the teacher takes into account the different learning styles and backgrounds of the children when planning and deciding about educational activities. Adapting different teaching styles and strategies allow all children to use their potential and influence their own learning.
The teaching methods used are many and varied: they range from informal instruction situations such as class discussions or small group discussions to direct teaching, textbook reading, worksheets, essays, portfolios, projects, field trips , guest speakers, inquiry-based learning such as problem solving, information processing strategies such as brainstorming and mind mapping activities, and role playing activities. All teaching methods promote the AITIS educational principles; they provide an inspiration to
- Integrate AITIS values in all activities
- Educate through real-life situations
- Encourage effective communication
- Respect freedom of expression
- Support holistic development
- Encourage creativity
- Foster self-motivated learning
- Foster responsibility
- Positively contribute to the community