The Magenta Principles is an umbrella phrase that refers to a philosophy and an approach to teaching based upon the premise that learning should be both exciting and engaging.
More specifically the phrase represents a pedagogy underpinned by a belief that:
- Learning is a consequence of thinking … therefore our job is to get them to think
- Language is central to thinking … therefore our job is to get them to talk
- Learning is an active process … therefore our job is to get them doing
While we talk about Magenta Principals, in reality there is only one principle – In order to make sense of information that comes their way, students are required to do something to or with it.