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our PHILOSOPHY of
Teaching and Learning
At USP we are an evolving community of life-long learners. We cultivate and nurture the lives of our students through critical thinking, innovation and purpose. We strive to provide the best environment for students to develop, learn and grow.
Innovative Approach: Our teaching philosophy is grounded on applying the principles of neuroscience to enhance learning. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the nervous system.
How does neuroscience influence education?
Education is about enhancing learning, and neuroscience research suggests that our learning outcome relies on interdisciplinary environmental habits. BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) explains that physical movement enhances natural hormonal growth in synapses through D.O.S.E. (also known as Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins). These hormones are essential in brain growth, elasticity, and cognitive development.
Advances in the field of neuroscience have increased our understanding of the mental processes involved in learning. By understanding cognitive development and how the brain grows, we understand what activities are key in how the curriculum should be structured.
The principles of neuroscience indicate that a child’s brain needs motion and physical exertion to grow, as such, our curriculum includes daily physical activity as well as brain breaks for students to engage with the material and concepts that they are learning.
At United School of Panama, we are proud of our location just 10 minutes from Panama City. Our class and extracurricular activity schedules allow families to wake up, have breakfast, and get to school within manageable time.
Proper nutrition is essential for normal cognition and thinking skills, a healthy diet that is low in fat and high in essential nutrients reduces the risk of memory loss, helps prevent strokes and boosts alertness. USP’s school cafeteria will offer meals for our students with all the necessary nutrients to ensure their overall health. Students will be taught the nutritional value of different foods so that they learn to choose what they eat from our lunchroom and develop healthy eating habits.
We believe that our body, heart, and mind must work in harmony to develop well-rounded human beings. Learning never stops, it goes beyond the classroom.
For this reason, we offer a variety of Extra-Curricular Activities starting at the beginning of the school year to help our students maintain a healthy lifestyle, find their passion, and develop their abilities.
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