TEACHING METHODS AND OBJECTIVES

ICE opened in September 2013, is accredited by the French government and is a PYP candidate school. ICE admits pupils in the English and French sections at the following levels: Pre-K to Grade 8.

 An active way of learning

The school adopts a constructivist, child-centered approach which favours interdisciplinary teaching and learning for the development of cognitive and affective skills – educating the whole person. In line with IB educational philosophy, students will be exposed and contribute to multiple perspectives, drawing on the rich diversity of cultures in the school.

 Strong basic skills

The constructivist approach will be tempered with the necessary degree of didactic teaching of the basic skills of reading, writing, arithmetic, and aspects of “culture générale” (a feature of the French system), particularly in the Kindergarten and lower primary school levels where more student direction is needed. Students will then have an educational grounding which will enable them to participate in an inter-active classroom environment where, increasingly as they grow, they will take on more responsibility for their education, become self-disciplined and motivated with a thirst for knowledge.

 Educating for life

The school will place an emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the 21st Century so that the young people who pass through will have an education for life: an education which will teach them how to learn and adapt to the increasingly frenetic pace of change. The school will be preparing its students for jobs which do not yet exist by tooling them up with the know-how to be creative, entrepreneurial, critical thinkers who can help to build a sustainable future.