What is Modern Learning?
Contemporary education puts each student’s learning first
In a world of profound and rapid change, education cannot stand still. We are preparing students who will be adults in the middle of the 21st century. They will have to face new situations, filter a sea of unchecked information, and solve as-yet-unknown problems. The skills and abilities we develop in children must evolve too. The capacity to adjust in a fluid environment, a creative mindset that can confidently develop solutions to new problems, a critical ability to examine information, and an understanding of other cultures will be paramount.
Research in neuroscience and education shows there are almost as many learning styles as there are individuals. Education needs to be centred around each student’s way of learning.
For all these reasons, we have chosen to progressively implement the use of tablet computers to support our students and help them develop 21st-century skills. Digital devices complement — not replace — traditional pedagogy and provide a versatile means to differentiate the learning experience and encourage creativity and collaboration.
By making the best use of technology alongside other educational practices, our school continues to develop innovative and unique teaching methods. Our responsibility is not just to give students tools to make sense of their world but also mastery of those tools — thus preparing them to find their place actively and responsibly in the world of tomorrow.
During the coronavirus crisis, our school made a seamless transition to remote learning.
The buildings of the Lycée closed on Tuesday 17 March and education continued as normal the very next morning from home. Our 862 students meet their teachers and classmates online at the same time as their usual schedules and engage in structured, interactive classes. This smoothly executed pivot in a time of crisis is rooted in the mission and vision of the school to prepare young people for the challenges of the future. It could only be achieved due to our strong technology foundation, the openness of the relationship between teachers and students, and the tremendous sense of community pervading all aspects of our school. We are happy to share the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reactions and input from LIL parents.