The school we want for the 21st century is based on the foundation of a new pedagogical model that arises from the essence of Ignatian pedagogy and from the contributions of the psychology of learning and neuroscience.
We need a new model and a HORIZON of shared futures. The school must adapt to the changes of the 21st century and undergo a profound transformation in its methodology, structure and architecture.
Families, along with students and teachers, are part of the backbone of the new pedagogical model. They participate and collaborate on the teaching/learning process. We establish fluid, on-going communication with the families, who have access to academic records and materials in the e-notebooks.
Flexible groupings of 50-60 students accompanied by a team of 2-3 teachers who interact at the same time, combining individual, small-group and large-group work.
Open, multipurpose spaces that are happy, well lit and minimise noise. Versatile furnishings adapted to the students' pace.
The student assessment model is tied to acquiring skills and multidisciplinary knowledge. They are evaluated on both the process and the results. We promote self-assessment among students.
We encourage curiosity and creativity. We use a widely varying methodology to boost independent work and scientific reasoning, based on projects and problem solving, with activities associated with the students’ daily lives. We combine receptive learning, individual work and group work. Students develop multiple intelligences. Technological resources are integrated into the teaching/learning process, with digital devices and virtual spaces (NET) available to students.
The faculty works as a team. A small team of teachers, with versatile degrees, who work in the classroom and jointly assess the same group of students. They do shared tutoring sessions with the students and create the weekly schedule together, as there are no set times for each subject. The heads of the stage focus on pedagogical leadership.
The contents are related to the skills to be developed. Putting in play knowledge of science, languages, history, etc. to resolve challenges based on real situations. Students work on values like reflection, respect, responsibility, justice and social commitment. Evangelisation, non-formal education and after-school activities are integrated into the educational project.
They are the centre of the teaching/learning process. They become active, independent students working on personal and team projects. We help them develop self-awareness and critical thinking in order to forge their own path in life.