Our curriculum includes everything we do both in and outside of the classroom. Our perspective on education, reflected in our curriculum, is that we are not filling a bucket, but rather lighting a fire. We cannot possibly teach everything that is to be learned. Thus, we endeavor to teach students to “learn how to learn” by giving them the skills to do so. Most importantly, we aim to instill in our students a love of learning as a passionate pursuit in and of itself. Our curriculum is centered on teaching our students how to take control of their own learning. We focus on teaching students to ask the right questions and be confident searching for answers. By developing “critical skills” in our students, we prepare them for their journey as learners for the rest of their lives. Students are welcomed into an environment that is engaging, challenging, inspiring, and nurturing. Learning experiences are created that foster inspiration, promote the development of a core set of academic skills and learning habits, and that encourage students to ask questions, explore and identify their core values and passions. Based on the slogan “inspiring leaders of change”, and trying to apply our school’s mission and vision, we designed our curriculum that is seeking for helping our students to achieve wisdom. That is why our work was mainly directed to build our learner’s personality through developing the seven aspects of:
Knowledge & Thoughts
Language & Communication
Attitude & Ethics
Roles & Responsibilities
Strength & Health
Crafts & Skills
Habits & Tidiness.
PEDAGOGY: THREE FRAMES OF LEARNING
The pedagogy utilized by Elite Academy is the Three Frames of Learning.
This defines how we deliver the content of our courses in the classroom. This scaffold is designed to provide a consistent, well-rounded, and comprehensive learning experience.
The three frames of learning are:
It includes the thematic lessons that are planned carefully to ensure students are introduced to and experience complex topics and issues through four lenses: physically, emotionally, intellectually, and intra-personally.
It includes the proficiency lessons
that focus on transferring
core-skills and academic content to students. In the younger years, this frame
stands alone in the timetable. However, in High School, proficiency both stands alone and is woven into most thematic lessons (especially in English, mathematics, advanced science, arts, and music courses.) rather than addressed as a specific frame each day. The purpose is to ensure that High School students experience topics and subject content as well as use core-skills in an integrated way simulating work and life scenarios.
The practical lessons at Elite Academy is where you will find students exploring and problem solving around the campus. In addition to specific experiential-based classes, high school students also have some days focusing on experiential learning, and life skills development through the elective subjects we provide for them. This is shown clearly through some clubs we applied in our school.