This 2017’s Nov/Dec Holiday Programme, we are launching our NEW INNOVATIVE FLASHCARDS METHOD to help your child learn compositions more effectively and efficiently!
Have you ever wondered how can your child learn faster, and retain what they have learnt for a longer period of time?
In our upcoming November/December Holiday Programme, we are launching our NEW INNOVATIVE FLASHCARDS METHOD to help your child learn compositions more effectively and efficiently!
Our P1 – P3 students can overcome the difficulty of learning compositions and our P4 – P6 students will learn more compositions in the same amount of time.
Flashcards? Why do we use flashcards? Do flashcards really work?
Academic studies (over 800 of them!) have proven that flashcards have been effective due to “spaced repetition”.
Here is how all our brains work when using flashcards:
1) Flashcards engage “active recall”.
The action of thinking of an answer by looking at one side of the flashcard (also known as active recall) is proven to create stronger neural connections for memory trace.
2) Flashcards utilise your metacognitive faculties.
Studies have shown that the most effective way of learning is through self-evaluation and realisation of what went wrong and how to get it correct the next time. This is metacognition. Applying metacognition when checking the answer on the other side of the flashcard reinforces the memories of our knowledge.
3) Flashcards aid in building confidence through repetition.
With repetition of information (especially using flashcards), you will be able to gain confidence through repetition.
In our Holiday Programme’s Creative Writing classes, we will break down the compositions phrases and story plot build-ups into simple picture flashcards for every child. We believe that every child will be able to pick up more phrases and remember the build-ups for a longer period of time for future applications.
For our P4 – P6 students, on top of effectively learning new phrases and story plot build-ups through flashcards, they will also learn a higher-level technique of application. Students will learn to apply one composition they have learnt to different topics and plots.
For PSLE, any topic and picture can be tested so students are required to know how to write any kind of composition. Given the limited time and the scope of compositions they need to know, the skill of application is extremely important and valuable for all students.
There are only limited spaces available! See you there this holiday!