Teaching & Learning
Our constructivist approach to learning involves a cycle of inquiry, action, and reflection which leads to open classrooms where different views and perspectives are valued. Our education empowers young people for a lifetime of learning by preparing our community of learners to engage with complex global challenges through a dynamic educational experience. Sustained inquiry combines a students’ own curiosity, together with careful curriculum design, to provide the most effective stimulus for learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. Action involves learning by doing, while making responsible choices, including deciding when not to act. Action involves service learning, advocacy and educating others. Reflection teaches students to be conscious of potential bias and inaccuracy in their own work and in the work of others, which leads to greater creativity and imagination because it requires students to not only recall information, but also to analyse one’s own thinking and effort in terms of the products and performances that grow from them. Driven by inquiry, action and reflection, our program aims to develop a range of skills and dispositions that help students effectively manage and evaluate their own learning, among these essentials are competencies for research, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, managing information and self-assessment.