Characteristics of the Kumon Method
The Kumon Method is an original educational method that does not compare students with one another. Based on individualised instruction and study at the “just right” level, Kumon seeks to develop the skills of each child and maximise their potential.
Individualised instruction—The “just right” level of study
By pursuing the potential of each individual, Kumon nurtures children to be the best they can be
Kumon advocates the value of independent learning. Therefore, individualised instruction is one of the fundamental features of the Kumon Method. The key to individualised instruction is studying at the “just right” level, wherein students can progress on their own without being specifically taught.
Developing the ability to learn independently
Kumon defines self-learning as the ability to set goals and solve unfamiliar and challenging tasks independently. With the Kumon Method, students can progress on their own without being specifically taught.
Progress in small steps
The Kumon worksheets are structured to foster self-learning
The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve the problems on their own. Examples and explanations are clearly provided when moving into new topic areas, encouraging students to self-learn and advance independently at all times.
The role of the Instructor
Devoted to each child’s development and growth
In order to give students appropriate instruction, the Kumon Instructor observes their study behaviour, particularly when repeating certain worksheets and studying new content, to obtain a sound idea of their progress and development.
The pursuit of potential
Studying beyond school grade level: fostering confidence and a healthy self-esteem
The Kumon Method aims to help children attain strong academic abilities by enabling them to advance beyond their school grade level through the “just right” level of learning.
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