In 2007, seeking to attend requests of family members of its school community, Affinity Arts implemented IDEALS (Integrated Drama, English, Art, Language and Science), an English language immersion program that offers continuity to its Early Childhood Education activities.
The success of the program made it possible to offer it to students from other schools.
IDEALS is designed for children between 6 and 12 years of age who are enrolled in an elementary program of a national school. A multi-age grouping scenario occurs, known as multi-age grouping, which favors a healthy interaction between ages and levels.
Vygotsky corroborated the idea that knowledge is constructed in the processes of interaction, for him "it is in exchange between individuals and the individual that knowledge, roles and social functions are internalized, allowing the construction of knowledge and consciousness itself". From this perspective, we understand that in collective learning environments the child finds favorable elements for development, through relationships that drive him or her forward. In this sense, multi-age groupings stimulate this process, since learning takes place from the exchange between the students, becoming mediators of the process in conjunction with the teachers.
Affinity Arts offers, piano and/or violin lessons as an optional service, upon request of its guardians.
A total of 30 (thirty) minutes per week are given, divided 2 to 3 times a week, according to the student's interest and maturity. The exposure to a smaller amount of time to the instrument, besides stimulating concentration, establishes a relationship of appreciation and delight in playing the instrument. The care in developing a healthy relationship with the instrument helps avoid negative associations to the experience or a requirement towards attempting to accommodate a longer period of class time that is not compatible with the endurance of the student.
Piano lessons are based on Methods: Hal Leonard, Music for Little Mozarts, Suzuki, Leila Fletcher, among others.
As the student progresses in class, the opportunity to join the Affinity Chamber Orchestra is offered by Affinity Arts, which is also staffed by teachers and professional musicians.
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SHIS QI 9 Conjunto 16 nº 7 - Lago Sul
CEP: 71.625-160 - Brasília, DF, Brasil
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