Teaching/Learning Philosophy

Our Philosophy

The aim of Morogoro International School is to develop children who are:
Confident, Responsible, Motivated, Humble, Creative, Happy, Adventurous, Reflective, Articulate, Able to Apply Skills and Knowledge, Problem Solvers, Independent Learners but also Team Players.

We achieve this by employing teachers from all parts of the world but mainly the UK who understand and embrace the MIS teaching and learning policy.

We believe effective learning involves pupils at MIS:

  • Initiating activities that promote learning and that enable them to learn from others.
  • Being proactive and responsible.
  • Being able to apply new skills and knowledge in a variety of situations and recognising patterns and identifying exceptions.
  • Developing interest and curiosity.
  • Participating with confidence and without fear of making mistakes.
  • Being reflective and aware of their own abilities and aptitude.
  • Being aware of their own progress and, as they progress through the school, being able to set targets and goals and plan strategies to achieve them.
  • Retaining and processing information.
  • Recognising skills, talents and qualities in others.
  • Interacting effectively with teaching staff and fellow pupils.
  • Being able to analyse, interpret and communicate information in the real world.

These learning outcomes will be achieved at different stages of a child’s development but they provide the overall strategy that all teachers at MIS will be working towards.

At MIS we believe that good teaching involves:

  • Developing an enquiring mind in the pupils.
  • Facilitating self-assessment.
  • Providing a broad and balanced range of experiences and opportunities.
  • Promoting pupils’ learning through planned experiences and activities that are challenging but achievable.
  • Setting clear objectives that pupils are aware of.
  • Ensuring a variety of activities to accommodate all learning styles and abilities.
  • Open-ended questioning that extends pupils’ thinking and understanding.
  • Being a good listener.
  • Having a sense of humour and creating a classroom atmosphere that motivates pupils to want to learn and is conducive to confidence building.
  • Thinking positively about pupils and emphasising their strengths as much as their weaknesses.
  • Establishing and maintaining clear classroom parameters and using a rewards system as well as sanctions to enforce them.
  • Varying teaching methods according to the needs of the class and the outcomes of the lesson including group discussion, experimentation, investigation, demonstration, use of ICT etc.
  • Being flexible and adaptable so that, while the syllabus provides the overall framework, individual lessons can be dictated by the response of the pupils.
  • Making good use of cross-curricular links.
  • Sharing ideas and good practice with other teachers and being reflective in evaluating the success of each lesson.