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Primary School

In today’s interconnected world, Colegio Maya believes that fostering conflict resolution skills, instilling a sense of responsibility and autonomy, and promoting international experiences at an elementary level are paramount. 

These essential life skills help shape well-rounded individuals and contribute to a more harmonious and globally-aware society. Let’s explore how these elements can empower our youngest learners to become responsible and empathetic global citizens.

Conflict Resolution

Since Early Childhood, students begin to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully and develop a deeper understanding of how to constructively dialogue. Developing conflict resolution skills in early education has far-reaching benefits by supporting the social and emotional development of young children and teaching them to manage their emotions and empathize with others, which is crucial for forming healthy relationships.

These skills also foster positive interactions among peers, reducing incidents of bullying and creating a more inclusive school environment. Beyond the classroom, conflict resolution imparts valuable life skills, enhancing children’s abilities to navigate various aspects of life. It also promotes effective communication, encourages problem-solving, and equips students with cognitive tools to resolve academic and real-life challenges.

Autonomy and Responsibility

Two of our Life Ahead® pillars are vital in their learning journey for primary students: autonomy and responsibility. Both empower them to develop a strong sense of self, make informed choices, and take ownership of their actions. This autonomy fosters critical thinking skills, enabling them to independently analyze situations and solve problems, contributing to cognitive development. 

Furthermore, the responsibility component instills accountability, helping children understand the consequences of their decisions and actions, and laying the foundation for ethical and moral development. Beyond personal growth, cultivating autonomy and responsibility equips children with essential life skills, preparing them for the challenges they will encounter in higher education. 

These values also promote motivation, engagement, and a sense of ownership in their learning journey, leading to increased interest and commitment to their studies. Socially, these qualities contribute to better interpersonal relationships and the development of crucial social skills. Autonomy encourages proactive problem-solving, a valuable skill applicable in both academic and real-life contexts.

Children who are used to being independent and responsible are typically better at handling changes and challenges in their school and personal lives, which is why we consider these values crucial for well-rounded personal development.

International Exchange Program

Primary students have the opportunity to be part of International exchanges through our ISSE program. Exchanges with families of other countries and cultures are of paramount importance as they transcend geographical and cultural boundaries to foster global understanding and unity. 

They provide students with invaluable opportunities to immerse themselves in diverse cultures, develop language proficiency, and cultivate a profound appreciation for the richness of our interconnected world. These experiences not only promote open-mindedness and tolerance, but also equip young individuals with the skills and perspectives necessary to thrive in an increasingly globalized society. 

International exchanges are not just educational endeavors; they are transformative journeys that nurture personal growth, broaden horizons, and lay the foundation for a future generation of compassionate and culturally competent global citizens who are capable of addressing the complex challenges of our time.