At Fun Academy, we have a rigorous standard for the solutions and productions that have received our Fun Learning Approved -stamp. We carefully select our content partners, prioritizing solutions that are research-based and align with our Fun Learning philosophy. Our approach is designed to cultivate positive learning experiences. We believe in the power of learning, the importance of nurturing a learner's intrinsic motivation, and respecting them as active participants in the learning process.
A Fun Learning solution is versatile, adapting to different circumstances and contexts while embracing playful, explorative, and creative methods that ignite curiosity. For our youngest learners, play is at the core of their natural learning process. In this context, a Fun Learning solution creates a safe and supportive environment, encouraging growth and development.
Extrinsic motivation takes a backseat in our approach. Instead, we focus on nurturing and fostering intrinsic motivation, building upon existing motivation where it already exists. Narrations play a significant role in Fun Learning materials, serving as a bridge between teachers or coaches and students, sparking interest and facilitating engaging discussions. We understand the need to captivate learners in a world full of entertainment options.
The Kip Crew characters, designed with a focus on learning, provide support and guidance within Fun Learning materials. Developed through collaboration between creative professionals, pedagogical experts, and children, these characters enrich the learning experience.
Whether offline or online, Fun Learning solutions maintain a connection to the real world. We strive to inspire positive interaction between people, cultures, and with the natural surroundings. This connection serves as a gateway to offline play, creativity, and ideas generated by the learners themselves.
Fun Learning solutions can be aligned with a school curriculum or offered as out-of-school experiences that align with learners' interests. From hobbies to after-school programs, summer camps, or even self-directed learning, we recognize free play as an invaluable Fun Learning experience. Play without a predetermined objective is one of the most fulfilling and impactful learning experiences - and we believe that play and exploration should have a prominent place in any great learning environment. What this might look like naturally varies depending on the context.
The word "fun" in our stamp holds significance. We trust that our approved solutions provide satisfying experiences. They engage and inspire learners, encouraging them to become lifelong learners who believe in their own abilities. Our goal is to cultivate a deep sense of trust and confidence in learners as they embark on their individual learning journeys. The role of the learner is an active one, where they are not treated as passive recipients of content. Instead, they actively engage in the learning process, understanding the reasoning behind what and why they are learning, often with many opportunities for making choices.
With the Fun Learning Approved stamp, we assure parents, educators, and learners that these solutions meet our high standards and will deliver meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences.
Read more about the Fun Learning principles here: embracing-fun-learning-a-holistic-approach-to-engaging-education
Read more about the Kip Crew characters here: https://www.funacademy.fi/post/unveiling-the-kip-crew-characters-that-inspire-young-learners
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