Educational Approach

D-Prep Educational Approach

Our educational approach is guided by the philosophy in education by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and inspired by progressive educational practices from around the world such as the Reggio Emilia and Finnish approach to education. We follow a curriculum that is balanced between academic and moral education and a transdisciplinary teaching and learning approach that emphasizes on the interconnectedness of all things and is based on real life practices and problem solving skills.

More than just helping children to develop academic or technical skills, education in the 21st century has to focus on helping children to develop personal and life skills to handle any challenging life situation. We implement the project-based learning approach to allow students to put theory to practice and to become creative and critical thinkers who solve problems through direct experience.

Key Concepts from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Teachings:

  • Creativity & critical thinking to solve life’s problems
  • Compassion & social contribution
  • Perseverance, diligence, and patience
  • Academic + moral education • Sufficient economy

Key Components of PBL at D-PREP:

  • Authentic and engaging issue or topic to students
  • Student driven and directed, teacher supported learning
  • Development of creative and critical thinking which leads to problem solving skills
  • Outdoor learning and fieldtrips
  • Learning from a variety of people: professionals, parents, school staff
  • Learning from a variety of resources: books, technology, online resources,interviews, observations
  • Interdisciplinary learning (involves more than 1 subject)
  • Equal emphasis on the learning process and outcome
  • Final presentation of findings by students to an audience (live presentation, video, power point)

Nursery-Grade 8 Program & Subjects