At Charterhouse Malaysia, we believe in providing an education that goes beyond academics and equips students with a comprehensive range of skills for a rapidly changing future. Our innovative Spectra Smarts framework integrates seven strands of intelligence into every aspect of our educational journey, encompassing academics and super curricular activities. It is not just a tool, but a philosophy that shapes our approach to teaching and learning. By focusing on not only what to learn, but also how to learn, Spectra Smarts empowers our students to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the world.
Smart about Knowledge – Academic Intelligence
Academic intelligence at Charterhouse Malaysia is an active and dynamic process, emphasizing the construction of personal understanding through multi and interdisciplinary approaches. It goes beyond memorization and rote learning, focusing on developing critical thinking, problem-solving, research, curiosity, adaptability, and communication skills. By actively constructing knowledge, individuals gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the world.
Smart about People – Social Intelligence
Social intelligence is vital for empathy, encompassing the ability to navigate social situations, build relationships, and communicate effectively. It is closely tied to social interaction, which shapes individual thought and communal wisdom. This includes reading social cues, adapting to diverse contexts, and contributing to our understanding of the world and our role within it.
Smart about Understanding – Meta-Knowing Intelligence
Meta-knowing intelligence refers to understanding the nature of knowledge. It is the ability to develop an understanding of what knowledge is, what it means to know something, what good evidence is and how to make judgements based on that evidence and our context.
Smart about Thinking – Meta-cognitive Intelligence
Meta-cognitive intelligence involves understanding and regulating one’s own cognition. This includes interpreting and improving thinking processes based on evidence from contextualized interactions.
Smart about Feelings – Meta-subjective Intelligence
Meta-subjective intelligence involves understanding and regulating our emotional and motivational knowledge. It encompasses self-awareness, empathy, and the ability to navigate social situations and build relationships based on subjective experiences.
Smart about Situations – Meta-contextual Intelligence
Meta-contextual intelligence involves understanding and navigating cultural, social, and situational contexts. It includes being aware of how context shapes meaning and adjusting communication and problem-solving strategies accordingly.
Smart about Myself – Perceived Self-Efficacy
Perceived self-efficacy is your belief in your ability to perform well, either individually or collaboratively. It involves evaluating your skills, confidence, motivation, and personal circumstances. It’s about having a realistic understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
Spectra Smarts is a powerful philosophy and framework that drives our vision of ‘Future Ready – Education for a New Reality.’ By integrating Spectra Smarts into our approach, we nurture students who are academically prepared, resilient, adaptable, empathetic, socially adept, and emotionally intelligent. They possess a strong understanding of themselves and the world, enabling them to thrive in a rapidly changing future and create better lives for themselves and others. With Spectra Smarts at the core of our educational philosophy, we are dedicated to preparing our students to be Future Ready.