Methodology

Learning mode

The goal is that our students switch on their learning mode and never turn it off. We want to help them build and enhance their learning abilities, while enjoying this process. Making mistakes is the best way to learn.

Inquiry based

Any inquiry cycle starts with observation, follows with guided, planned and constructive research, continues with action and reflection, connects its findings to context and real life and transfers them to each and every area of knowledge. It requires creative and critical thinking to explore ideas out of the box. At school, it combines agency and teacher leadership.

IB Curriculum

We applied to teach the Diploma Programme from International Baccaulareate Organisation in 2017, obtaining such qualification in 2018. In 2019 we have applied to be a PYP (Primary Years Programme) and MYP (Middle Years Programme) School and we aim to be so completely by 2021. In this way, we enrich our education project with the IB methodologies, that match perfectly with our main strands.

Context related

Our units of inquiry are all designed against a backdrop of real life situations, considering scenarios that are meaningful for our children. All knowledge needs to be transferable to the students’ real life. 

Learning through reflection

Reflection provides a structure in which to make sense of learning, so that concepts and theories become embedded in practice, and constant thought and innovation are simultaneously fostered. We encourage students to develop their critical and creative skills across the curriculum and specifically through disciplines such as Philosophy for Children, Philosophy, and Theory of Knowledge.

Psychological safety

By guaranteeing a safe, respectful environment, we make sure our students can develop their learning power. Respect is the foundation for this psychological safety. Bullying has no place where respect is shared. Our policy on the use of technology and devices is designed with this in mind. We encourage conversation, exchange of ideas, feedback and fun as a way to strengthen the students’ learning habits

Décor

We offer our pupils spaces to explore, ask, listen, experiment, reflect, strive and become. Décor refers not only to these spaces, but also to the relationship of trust amongst the students, their teachers and the school community. 

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