Our starting point in “MADAC” is a fact approved by several researches, and asserted by international encyclopedia specialized in research on teaching, “Teaching in itself, and for itself doesn’t have profound effects on learners. The effect occurs through an intermediate between teaching and learning, which is the thinking processes that happen inside the learner.”
We also assert – as an educational conviction – that learners have their independent entity apart from the teacher. Their learning is deemed by their perception, their memory, their ability to cognize what is new, their awareness of their metacognition, and their skill to apply their previous knowledge to up-to-date information.
In our educational vision and mission in “MADAC”, we seek to enable our students to acquire the skills that make them lifelong learners. We depend on a group of principles and values derived from the Holy Quran. These values have been educationally phrased under the title of “MADAC Attitude”. Also, we derive from the stable learners’ features and the educational situations asserted in the IP organization. “MADAC” is also paying attention to all the educational competencies included in the Saudi national curriculum, beside a variety of resources from which “MADAC” selects what’s useful for its learners.
All the above-mentioned resources have been collected in one matrix called “MADAC Acquired Competencies Matrix”.
This matrix is considered headlines for curriculum and activity designers, and a guide for teachers when facing certain situations with students to enable them to master the following skills:
- • Competency Levels
- • Proficiency Level
- • Advanced Level
- • Basic level
- • Self-direction determinants
- • Knowledge skills related to information and multi-media
- • Social responsibility principles
- • Principles of responsibility, flexibility, and adaptation ability
- • Skills of dealing and co-operation with others
- • Communication skills
- • Leadership skills – business pioneering – international citizenship – team work – emotional intelligence
- • Skills of identifying, analyzing and solving problems
- • Principles of creativity and intellectual aspiration
- • Skills of information access – skills of information credibility (digital literacy) – coping with rapid technological changes – social skills and adaptation with other cultures – principles of productivity and accountability – skills of effective leadership and taking responsibility
- • Skills of self-learning and innovation. Skills of critical thinking and problem solving
- • Reading and language learning skills – principles of environmental health