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What do we stand for?

 

De Eglantier:

“We are the world”

 

2.1 Principles

“We are the world”, self-development through cooperation and cooperative learning.

 

Students must possess a certain amount of basic knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the future and to meet the key objectives of education. We consider the following skills as the most important ones: cooperation, problem solving abilities, ICT skills, creativity, ability to think in a critical way, communication, and social and cultural skills. Our methods and teaching are focused on these abilities.

 

The vision of the school

Every child is unique, therefore, the school takes into account the individual (cognitive, creative and social-emotional) potential of each child. This means that:

  • Adaptive education: we challenge all pupils to learn at their own level. We differentiate by adjusting the instructions, the level and pace of work;
  • Our school provides for the different ways in which children learn, as laid out in the theory of multiple intelligences Gardner;
  • At our school learning is central. We think it is important that children are challenged to be curious about the world around them and want to know more about it. We believe that learning is more than just absorbing knowledge. Knowledge must be functional. In addition, we focus on teaching skills and understanding. We have high expectations for every child and together with every child try to achieve the maximum;
  • Our school pursues cognitive, emotional and social learning goals as well as international objectives. We want children to learn to function in an international environment and we want to make use of the international community and the opportunities offered by the international context of our school - for example, the contact with other languages and cultures. We strive to teach the children to become active global citizens;
  • At our school, subject materials are presented in the form of themes ("Units") for all subjects except language and mathematics. With this approach, we want to connect the way children see reality and learn to understand it;
  • The key words at our school are relationship, autonomy and competence. We value a good relationship with the pupils, give children the opportunity to make independent decisions, to take responsibility, to work together and to get in touch with the world outside the school. This is also presented at the school in Kagan’s cooperative learning theory;
  • At our school, particular attention is paid to nature and culture.

    

2.2 School climate

The children need to feel safe on De Eglantier. By creating a structured and peaceful learning environment we strive for the best conditions in this regard. We aim for the best results in all areas we offer, which is only possible when the children themselves feel fully accepted.

 

 

2.3 Priorities

The emphasis of all teaching is on tailored education. This means that we create opportunities that enable pupils to learn in their own way and pace.

Policies have been developed in the field of language, dyslexia and giftedness. We want to ensure this policy is embedded within daily teaching practices.

We provide a stimulating learning environment. The subjects and disciplines, geography, history, physics, biology and expressional courses are part of International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

See also section 3.5.