About Us Methodology

Colegio Ingés recognizes the importance of implementing a range of methodologies that address the school's objectives as well as students' needs.

   Bilingual Education

The Colegio Ingles curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing fluency in both English and Spanish.

Students acquire communicative competence through explicit instruction, as well as applied practice.

   Interdisciplinary Approach

The Interdisciplinary Approach is meant to link different subjects although, they could be taught by different teachers. The topic is the unifying theme, which unites various elements within it, thus enabling children to learn in a holistic way.

This approach gives an opportunity to children to gain knowledge and skills but within a broad framework. It enables the specialist teacher to link the subject to other relevant areas, thus making learning more challenging to the student. It creates possibilities for investigation and research, involves the pupils in purposeful talk through collaboration and social interaction.

A most important aspect of interdisciplinary teaching is that of connecting the teaching of ideas and skills to the outside world. It enables students to see that things they are learning are connected.

   Learning Centers

In areas of the classroom designated as “learning centers,” students carry out activities intended to present new concepts or skills, to reinforce or extend previously introduced content, or to practice learning and study skills.

Teacher-directed learning centers offer faculty the opportunity to conduct small-group instruction and assessment. Other center formats provide students opportunities to work independently or collaboratively with peers.

   Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning involves students in sustained, collaborative investigation of real-world issues. In carrying out these projects, students engage in tasks typical of professionals, including reading informational text, conducting surveys, designing models, and communicating the results of the investigation.

This approach to learning requires the integration of multiple academic disciplines, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.

   Science Inquiry

Science inquiry encourages students to adopt the attitudes and behaviors of scientists in exploring and explaining the natural world.

This approach to science instruction guides students toward formulating worthwhile questions based on observations, experiences and previous knowledge; designing methods of collecting data to answer their questions; generating, organizing and displaying data; and analyzing the data to construct meaning, examine its quality, and evaluate its usefulness in answering the original research questions.

   Teaching for Understanding

Teaching for Understanding (TfU) is an instructional model that underscores the need for students to surpass rote memorization of facts and figures in order to engage in meaningful demonstrations of conceptual understanding.

This approach to teaching and learning, which is the result of research conducted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, motivates students to use strategies, methods, techniques and procedures similar to those used by professionals in order to construct reliable knowledge.

TfU relies heavily on an interdisciplinary vision of education. Ultimately, students are expected to communicate their mastery of domains and skills through effective and creative means.

   Technology Integration

Technology tools are an integral element in all academic disciplines and instructional approaches. They provide students the means to learn from sources beyond the classroom. Within the framework of the curriculum, activities that integrate technology allow students to pursue their particular interests as the technology resources support their efforts to explore myriad topics, gather information, represent understandings and concepts, and communicate their learning and observations to a global audience.

   Thematic Units

A thematic approach organizes instruction around topics that are of high interest to children. The topics directly concern children and the need to capitalize on their interests as they learn about themselves and their environment.

Flexibiliy and Innovation

At CI we are constantly searching for new and best methodologies that can prepare our students for the new challenges of the world.

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