The main goal is to help children to nurture the balanced development of their body and discipline, and understand it, but, at the same time, perceive it, be aware of it and know how to take care of it. In addition to PE classes, where children gain physical fitness through physical activity, they develop motility and coordination and get to know different sports. Based on the principles of Education for Life, the other activities and goals, developed by the children in the context of the other subjects and activities at school, are part of physical development.
Emotional development involves the way of experiencing our own feelings, understanding how and why they happen and how we can be able to regulate and properly express our feelings. It also helps us to read others’ emotions.
The will, focusing on results and the ability to set and achieve set goals, is an important component of an individual’s life. It is difficult to set goals and achieve them if this ability is not developed. Working with children according to the principles of Education for Life involves the development of the child’s will in a systematic way. In the classroom, the teacher includes activities that encourage and challenge the children to set higher goals and try to achieve them.
In addition to the knowledge acquired in different fields of individual school subjects, the intellectual development, within the principles of Education for Life, includes the development of different cognitive skills and some cognitive processes related to learning (learning how to learn). During the classes, the children not only familiarize themselves in different strategies for solving problems, but also learn about different learning methods, and above all, they consciously try to find different forms of learning that best suit them.