Thanks to a diversified pedagogy, Scholae aims to place the student at the center of the process of learning acquisition. Even though some traditional teaching methods are used in Scholae, work in groups of skill levels and mixed levels are particularly encouraged. We do not adhere to the concept of age groups where everybody has to be the same. The modules of seven weeks of classes are designed to include pupils of different ages, according to each individual’s rhythm and pace. Under the watchful eye of the teachers, each module of the course is tackled taking into account the student’s own questioning.
The student, through his or her own personal reflection or in the different work groups in which they participate, is confronted with problem solving. They are encouraged to reach their own conclusions and not to passively digest information that they would not have elaborated themselves. In this way the student is placed at the center of an inductive method and identified as an active learner. Group work leads to the development of concrete, thought through learning, all the easier to assimilate as the student has actively participated in it’s construction or has received it from their peers during presentations.
Far from being perceived as a disadvantage, the diversity and possible heterogeneity of the pupils are a source of wealth within Scholae. Everyone progresses at their own pace, and contributes to the training of others through the giving and receiving of help from their peers who are more advanced in certain areas; Above all, everyone has the time to reflect and reach their own conclusions. Through multiplying learning methods- full class work, small group work, or individual work, Scholae aims to develop the aptitude of each student in self assessment and the ability to work intelligently with others: we establish very precise evaluation grids, which integrate the quality of the approach, involvement in the work and organizational skills.