Conductive Education is a system of education, suitable for children and adults with neurological movement disorders. As a system of education CE focuses on every aspect of the child’s development. Conductive Education teaches children to be actively involved in the learning process rather than being a passive recipient of therapy or teaching. Conductive Education believes in every child’s ability to learn. That is why we offer Conductive Education to children with wider range of diagnosis in Villa Real School.
Conductive Education was introduced to the school in 2004 by a qualified conductor in the form of sessional groups. Now school employs 2 qualified conductors and one final year student studying with Birmingham city University and NICE.
Conductive Education promotes children’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, communication and self-care development through engagement in active learning experiences to promote independence. Conductive Education is the vehicle through which children are given access to learning and the Curriculum. Sensory approach integrated into conductive practice that enhance the children’s learning experience.
Principles of Conductive Education
Commitment to an optimistic educational philosophy that regards development as dependent upon learning which occurs trough activities which are more than mechanical exercises but models of how to solve problems and lead on to independent learning
Teaching by conductors, specially trained to enhance the whole development of learners
Teaching in groups, so that motivation to learn also comes from other learners
An organised and integrated routine, including programmes in which the focus of teaching may change, but all-round learning continues at all times
Use of facilitation, any means to promote learning (include physical, emotional, verbal or rhythmic guidance)
The use of rhythm and singing to enable the solution of the task within a given time period and to import rhythm to a movement
Teaching the children to achieve for themselves with the least necessary help
A commitment to providing quality services and seeking highest standards from staff, through close co-operation and positive relationships with children, their families and carers and other professional agencies