Methodology | International private school Agora Sant Cugat
At Agora Sant Cugat International School we are an investigative, active, and creative school in which each pupil, guided by their teachers, is the true protagonist of their own learning. We use a methodology in which pupils actively participate in classes; thoroughly analyse what’s around them; converse with their classmates with respect and tolerance; work experimentally, cooperatively, and in a multidisciplinary way; show a sense of responsibility; and value the culture of effort. The work of the teacher lies in motivating and guiding the development of the educational process so that the pupils reflect on and manages to find a solution to the issues raised.
Making pupils the protagonists of their own learning means offering them the opportunity to build their own knowledge: important knowledge which helps them to understand and learn how to act in the real world. At Agora Sant Cugat International School we use methodologies which allow the children to become the protagonists of this wonderful educational adventure, such as working on projects, collaborative learning, direct observation, assessment through rubrics, critical thinking, and internationality.
The basis of collaborative learning is team work, so social and communicative interaction, two key elements for the development of their communicative skills, form part of their daily life. In this type of learning, all the members of the team are involved, participate actively and equally, and are responsible for the work, to achieve a shared goal.
Pupil assessment is constantly evolving and improving at our school. In this process of assessment, we believe continuous assessment is necessary. This nurtures and reviews the entire teaching-learning process to identify conceptual, procedural, and attitudinal difficulties and therefore, on the basis on competencies, regulate and reformulate activities, concepts, and the methodology.