One of the main worries parents to gifted children share with us is that their child won’t reach their full potential. Going to a traditional classroom, even when enrichment classes are provided, simply doesn’t cut it for most gifted kids.
Passive learning does nothing to wake up the senses, to encourage creativity and to teach higher order thinking skills. Burdened with an enormous amount of repetitive homework, children and parents get so caught up in managing school-induced stress, that they forget to ask the most important question: What is my child actually learning here?
Schooling Vs. Learning
We believe that schooling and learning are not necessarily the same, and we also believe that learning – not schooling – is the ultimate goal. When it comes to gifted children especially, we never want to see them performing repetitive tasks and memorizing facts. We do want to see them immersed in exciting, fascinating 3D virtual worlds, where they can explore, create, solve problems and think for themselves.
The Importance of Creativity
When it comes to gifted education, we must remember Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning and teach our bright, gifted students accordingly. Memorizing should be done sparingly, while the vast majority of a student’s time should be dedicated to creating work and to evaluating her work, and the work of her peers.
The Wilostar3D Approach to Education
The Wilostar3D ground-breaking 3D immersive education delivery system, centered around constructivist and active learning approaches, promotes online collaborative thinking and addresses higher order thinking skills. We provide schools and families, including the families of gifted students, with access to quality curriculum, instruction, and innovative learning tools and content.