Methodology

Methodology

Colegio Legamar is aware of the challenges faced by education nowadays. Traditional education, the kind that is limited to the transmission of knowledge, is no longer good enough. The reality in which we live is becoming more complex, constantly changing, where geographical borders are disappearing and where knowledge is proliferating exponentially. In this context, it is our priority to provide students with the values, skills, knowledge and insight that will help them achieve their full potential and reach their goals successfully. For this reason, Legamar has defined its methodology with the aim of creating future citizens with a critical mind, creativity and the ability to adapt to change.

The methodological principles that govern the school are:

  • The school understands that the teacher is a facilitator of the student’s learning.
  • The school fosters and promotes connected and contextual learning.
  • The school encourages the positive use of ICT and applies other active learning strategies: Service-Learning, Flipped Classroom, PBL, Design Thinking, Cooperative Learning as essential tools in today’s school context.
  • The school promotes learning through projects, believing that students are proactive and in charge of their own learning.
  • The school encourages environmental awareness and solidarity, which becomes legitimised as service-learning, seeking practical knowledge that makes the student the main agent in their own learning.

Bilingualism and internationalisation

The Linguistic Project of Colegio Legamar seeks to address all areas of language in a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary manner, understanding bilingualism as the existence of two vehicular languages in the school and not as the mere inclusion of subjects in English. In early childhood education, English lessons are immersive, with 50% of the day spent using English.

The school has bilingual and native professionals as well as language assistants to strengthen speaking skills. Students who wish to take the Cambridge exams are given lessons during school hours.

French and German are taught from the first year of primary school onwards.

Specific learning spaces

Anywhere in the school is a place of and for learning: The school has two laboratories, one for Science, and the other for Physics and Chemistry where compulsory practical lessons are held with the students as part of the Natural Sciences and Physics and Chemistry syllabus, as well as in the Primary School Environmental Studies syllabus.

The school’s main library was refurbished during the 21/22 school year. There is a specific library as well as two psychomotricity classrooms for early childhood students.

The school has an art workshop-laboratory, a specially equipped space for students to carry out activities in which they can work on different plastic disciplines while providing adequate storage for materials and works of art.

In addition, the school has an environmental education classroom where different natural experiments are carried out: reproduction by spores, asexual reproduction by propagules, bubble nest-building fish… which also serves as a hospital for injured animals.

The school’s large open areas feature an outdoor classroom, a farm, school gardens and an area called ‘the pond’ where an aquatic and plant ecosystem has been recreated. This space is used for practical natural science lessons.

Learning

Experiences

Health education.

The health education programme aims to promote among students all those behaviours that foster the maintenance or restoration of health. We approach it from three different perspectives: eating habits, emotional health and physical education.

Legamar and solidarity

An educational centre committed to and immersed in the social reality must direct part of its educational efforts towards building a fairer society. For this reason, Colegio Legamar collaborates and organises different solidarity projects to support various educational, cultural and social institutions in the public and private sectors, in an attempt to contribute to the social progress of our local, national and international communities.

Legamar and sustainability

Legamar Sostenible aims to make the entire educational community aware of the meaning of the term ‘sustainability’. Not only does it involve necessary recycling and energy saving actions, but also reusing, circular economy and, above all, the responsible use of resources.  The project is developed throughout the students’ school life, achieving levels of knowledge that are reflected in their own digital ID card.

Emotional education

Responsible education. We believe that being emotionally competent is essential for a person and their life in society, which is why the school has developed an Emotional Education programme run by the Guidance Department to provide our students with the tools we consider essential: Self-esteem, empathy, assertiveness, emotion management and social skills. Additionally, the centre will form part of Fundación Botín’s Network of Responsible Education Centres, a programme that fosters emotional, intellectual and social growth, promotes communication and improves peaceful coexistence in schools.

ICT

The use of technologies in schools must be integrated into the teaching and learning processes. Technology at school is understood as a facilitator to be applied in a transversal way, always bearing in mind that technology in itself cannot be the ultimate goal of an educational centre. In line with our philosophy of focusing on our students’ learning, we use technology in the classroom because it improves the teaching-learning process and because we consider it essential to work with our students on the concept of responsible digital citizenship.

Robotics, programming and computational thinking

Educational Robotics is an activity that helps students develop knowledge and skills of great use for their present and future through playful and motivating activities that include the design, creation, assembly and operation of robots. The aim of educational robotics is to help our students develop complex thinking strategies such as abstraction, creativity and scientific competence. Robotics and programming also enable the development of critical thinking, computation and associated skills: problem decomposition and analysis, pattern identification and abstraction.

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