Aims: Which competences does it develop?
Our project as a Learning Community appeared four years ago. It was a response to some of our worries about how to improve the quality of the teaching in our school, to improve the work environment and motivate the implication of our families in the education of their children. In addition to this, we needed to become the school a focus of social transformation as it is included in our own Character.
When we analyzed the aims of Learning Communities, we saw that they responded to many of the needs we had in our school because:
- They encourage educational experiences of success that improve learning achievements.
- They help to grow our students in a caring, equal, respectful, tolerant and empathic society from which one day they will take the reins.
- The education philosophy that underlies is taken root in values similar to those registered in our own Character and our Student Profile. This helps to create exchange networks and a sincere and caring approach, making necessary the creation of channels of voluntary work that contributes wealth in human and social relations, needed to educate correctly today.
- Education researches highlight that participation is a very important element in the improvement of achievements and in school success.
- The co-responsibility in learnings develops senses of belonging, collaboration and commitment that improve the educational role of schools.
- They encourage the participation of the different sectors of the Educative Community – students, family and society – that today is a key condition for the educational success.
- They bet on the dialogic learning.
- They consider the school as an element of social transformation. In this way, taking part of the educational sectorial committee of the North Area, where other schools which are Learning Community participate too, facilitates that we all together try to get the craved social transformation of this area of special educational care.
- The Community as a whole has to take part in the educational reality of the school centres.
- Place where the experience is applied: presence, country, work, department.
This School is located in the North Area of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain. It belongs to the net of schools of the Emaus Piarist Schools Province. This educative Centre, Learning Community since 2014, is living a transformation and here we tell you: “We are a Piarist School, open, plural and full time in the Cartuja neighbourhood in Granada”.
- Population applied: age, grades.
Pre-Primary Education (3 – 5 years), Primary Education (6 – 12 years) and Secondary Education (13-16 years).
- Experience Development
In 2013, families (mums and dads), students, teachers and every person from the school staff began to sail in little boats dreaming many of the objectives that today are already true. In 2018 we feel that our school is a treasure and it is going to take us by horizons we cannot imagine.
Dreams: In 2013, families (mums and dads), students, teachers and every person from the school staff began to sail in little boats dreaming many of the objectives that today are already true. In 2018 we feel that our school is a treasure and it is going to take us by horizons we cannot imagine.
Coexistence: Look at me, talk to me, listen to me and treat me as you would like to be treated. This is our rule of coexistence, agreed by everyone. We progress in improving the coexistence from the dialogic model of conflict prevention and resolution. Now we even want this rule to be lived in the homes and streets of our environment because we admire brave people, the Giants there are around us.
Participation and families: More and more people are coming and participating in our classrooms, assemblies, projects and activities: mums and dads, former students who stay and continue getting involved, members of the Piarist Christian Community and from the University of Granada, Ofecum and other associations…
Learning: We support the learning in piety and letters from the age of three until sixteen. With cooperative and innovation techniques, we work for the people profile we want. Some of them are still studying a bachelor’s degree with us. The dialogue and participation are also keys for the improvement of the educational achievement.
Diversity: A school in which every boy, girl or teenager is important, and concerned about what every people need to give tools and help them to be the lead of their own progress. The attention to diversity means that the learning is suited depending on the needs of every person.
Facilities: We have removed the bars, we have opened walls, barriers have also been removed, places have been made visible and we have discovered that we have new spaces for learning because our school is an open and safe place. The courtyards and their light, the entrance and its reception, and the corridors that contemplate learning, are distinctive signs of our school centre.
Spaces: We have new spaces with colour, life and usefulness. We are now better connected to the outside world because spaces also educate. Our school is a place worth watching to witness what is happening.
Full-time School: Since 08.00 am to 20.00 pm, during the school year and even in summer because every moment is an educational opportunity. Before-school care, canteen service, supervised library, after-school activities and the Calasanz Movement have nowadays an important role in a school that goes beyond the compulsory academic schedule.
Activities: One of our students’ dreams was having more activities. Today we do not just try to find activities that make our learning more meaningful but also activities and trips for mums and dads that are being very successful are organized.
Place of reference: We are a community of people and this is our main treasure: children and teenagers, teachers, committees, work groups and families. The group of people in our school is an Educational Community that calls, arouses and encourages those who participate in it. It educates, announces and transforms into a shared mission.
- Assessment of the experience by children, families and the community. Maybe some indicators of achievement could be registered.
More and more people are coming and participating in our classrooms, assemblies, projects and activities: mums and dads, former students who stay and continue getting involved, members of the Piarist Christian Community and from the University of Granada, Ofecum and other associations… (See ATTACHMENT memoria_CdA Escolapios Cartuja Febrero 2018.pdf).
Entrevista en Ideal Ana Pilar y Enca Descarga pdf
Descarga entrevista a Ion e Isidro
Descarga Memoria final 2014-18
Un lugar donde los sueños se cumplen