Lilyfontein's educational philosophy claims that the rigorous adventure-based type activities, with their contextually real nature, help to develop self-regulated learners. Adventure-based activities equip learners with certain meta-cognitive strategies that will help them to be better problem solvers to cope better with decision-making and to develop their ability to handle anxiety. This can be observed in their improved self-esteem and their more self-confident participation in various activities.
The programmes offered serve to develop these abilities and improve learners' meta-cognitive skills (thinking about thinking) such as self-monitoring and self-reflection (thinking about what one is doing, how one is doing this and how do I do better at what I'm doing). This thinking also involves decision making and problem solving. These are critical components in the mediation of learning that is required in the constructivist nature of the South African OBE curriculum.
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