Az Engame Akadémia és az Angloville Nyelvi Sziget szervezésében

2019. november 30. | Central European University

Egy nap a gyermeked jövőjéért.

Modern, diákközpontú módszerekkel dolgozó középiskolák és oktatási szolgáltatók egy helyen. Előadások, workshopok és kerekasztal-beszélgetések szülőknek, akik megoldásokat keresnek.

Kiállító: LEAF Academy

A LEAF Academy egy nemzetközi bentlakásos középiskola, amely 4 és 2 éves tanulmányi programot kínál Pozsonyban, Szlovákiában. A küldetésünk a világszínvonalú oktatás biztosítása, az elsősorban középeurópai régióból érkező 14-19 éves korú aktív diákok számára, tekintet nélkül a szociális és anyagi hátterükre.

Egyedi, amerikai mintára épülő tantervünk az alapos akadémiai felkészítést a vezetői és vállalkozói képességek, valamint a morális értékek és az öntudat fejlesztésével ötvözi. A diákok autentikus projekteken keresztül gyakorlati készségeket szereznek a való élethez, amelyeken nem csak a tanáraikkal dolgoznak, hanem civil szervezetek szakembereivel is.

A LEAF Academy-n különböző környezetből származó pozitív és tiszteletteljes szemléletmódú, szenvedélyesen tanuló emberekkel fog találkozni.

GOING BEYOND THE REGULAR – EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AT LEAF ACADEMY

One of our students’ absolute favorite activities at LEAF Academy is definitely Term E. “Term E” is a big term itself for us, but let’s start from the beginning…

“Experiential learning is basically ‘learning by doing’. When you think of a traditional class you might imagine a room filled with students sitting at desks with a teacher lecturing at the front of the room.  With experiential learning, we create a more engaging learning environment that values curiosity, inquiry, and reflections. We approach all of our classes, co-curriculars, and residential living with this mindset, but Term E is special because students are engaged in a single area of focus for the entire 3-week period. It’s about stepping out of our comfort zones, connecting with a community, and reflecting on how our actions can positively impact others.” – Deedee, teacher

So, what is TERM E?

This is a 3-week long experience that is co-planned between students and staffulty (teachers and other school staff), starting with our January Hackathon. As groups plan together, they consider questions like: What do we want to learn? How can we learn about this topic? How can we work together to challenge ourselves physically and mentally? How can we share our learning with others?

Then comes the logistics. For the next few months, groups spend time planning, reviewing, more planning, budgeting, safety-checking, and much more work to ensure that all the details of the experience are solidly thought through. Co-owners (one staffulty and one student from each group) are responsible for turning their ideas into reality. Imagine the amount of “learning by doing” that happens along the way… 🙂

Here are some examples out of all 30 experiences that we have gone through in the last three school years.

HOMELESS IMMERSION

This experience has taken students literally to the streets as they partnered with DePaul NGO to investigate the daily lives of the homeless in Bratislava. Students have spent a few days for introductory research and interviewed several sociologists in Brno. Afterward, they have spent 10 full days and nights “homeless” without a known source of food, home, or money. All they had was a few food vouchers and old phones to get in touch with their supervisor.

The time spent on the street and shelter brought them into various situations and experiences they didn’t expect. They have heard life stories, that has changed their perspective and opinions about homeless conditions and their own life as well.

FARMING

This group has stayed for 10 days at a farm in the middle of Slovakia. Here they were taking care of horses and cows, working in the garden and around the farm and living the daily life of a farmer. They have also visited other places to explore the topics of organic gardening, permaculture, eco-building and sustainable living.

“I’m so glad I chose the farming experience. I pushed myself in every possible way. Cleaning up after horses, cutting the grass the old way or milking a cow were an incredible experience.” Klara (Year 2 student)

LIFESTYLE OF A MODERN (WO)MAN

This group has not only exercised for 3 weeks, but also learned about other aspects of a healthy lifestyle – balancing meals, movement, and overall habits. They have joined the Spartan Race, enjoyed a hike in the High Tatras, learned to dive, and tried many different sports.

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