Project Based Learning
Vernus International School will adopt a Project-Based Learning approach to learning, teaching and the enrichment program.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem. It is a style of active learning and inquiry-based learning. PBL contrasts with paper-based, rote memorization, or teacher-led instruction that presents established facts or portrays a smooth path to knowledge by instead posing questions, problems or scenarios.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is backed by thorough research as a 21st Century international practice that maximizes student engagement and outcomes.
We recognize the importance of developing the whole child. Arts and music are critical aspects of developing the visual and imaginative qualities in children. Both art and music will be integral to our curriculum so that children develop their intuitiveness.
Within our KG and elementary school, arts and music will form part of the project-based curriculum and the enrichment program.
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral solution only.
Students can keep abreast of developments in this area and display their organic products for the local community and that is what makes our school leader in this field of education globally.
We recognize that technology is an essential component of life and education today and children need to be educated about its uses, benefits and limitations.
We believe that it is every child’s entitlement to become a fluent digital author and creator, capable of being heard through their mastery of many media.
Our children must also be able to think creatively, apply knowledge and act entrepreneurially in order to prosper and become the innovators, inquirers and entrepreneurs of the future.
They must constantly be creating and recreating their own world.
New technology tools will be used throughout the school, with projectors and smart screens in all classrooms. Staff will coordinate and check online resources so that technology use is safe. The preferred mode for students is for them to be active and constructive authors and contributors rather than passive recipients of online content, and the school will encourage each subject department to nominate software and applications that allow students to practise their knowledge and skills thoroughly, with active feedback.
Within an effective educational setting, technology enables students to become:
Capable information technology users
Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators
Problem solvers and decision makers
Creative and effective users of productivity tools
Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers
Students at Vernus International School will learn about health, nutrition, and the environment. Our Agricultural Science and Sustainability program features an educational partnership with Madar Farms of Dubai. Students will learn and master core content skills by growing food in high quality hydroponic systems. They will then harvest and prepare meals with their classmates in cooking classes. Every student will gain a deeper understanding of how important it is to sustain our environment and eat healthy.
We understand the value in sports and play. Vernus International School focuses on educating the whole child. Our students will engage in physical activities and learn through sports. Our method of using sports for personal development will ensure they gain important characteristics such as resiliency, empathy, diversity, esteem, selflessness, and teamwork.