1. Integral Formation
Harmonious balance is sought between the four formation areas (human, spiritual, intellectual and apostolic) in the belief that any action by our pupils involves all of these areas to one extent or another.
Furthermore, a range of specific formative resources has been developed that are all interconnected: Programme of Catholic Formation, Formation in Virtues, Social Participation and Formation for Love.
2. Skill-based Learning
We seek to prepare young people who are ready for life, capable of performing effectively in any situation. To that end, it is necessary to develop the skills and attitudes in children that they will need to perform both personally and socially, as well as the learning of knowledge. This is what we call “skill-based working”.
In this regard, the SUNRISE Method perfectly encompasses and goes beyond the idea of skills established by the current Spanish Constitutional Law on Education (LOMCE). The LOMCE defines the ‘what’ while the SUNRISE Method explains the ‘how’.
3. Emphasis on Strategic Learning
Learning to learn. The teacher takes part in the formation of pupils as a mediator and facilitator, providing pupils with the tools they need for self-learning. Pupils become the active protagonists of their own learning experience.
The fundamental learning strategies on which we base ourselves are:
- Problem-based learning
- Cooperative learning
- Research projects
4. Learning Environments
These are specific and virtual tools that seek to provide enriching learning experiences through a range of spaces and methods. The learning method for these tools is based on discovery, exploration, experimentation and play, thus encouraging initiative, curiosity and active effort among pupils.