The development of competencies is a main line of the Lauexeta education model. The intention is to develop the ability to mobilise knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and principles so that students can solve complex tasks and situations in a range of contexts in an effective, responsible manner. This development is organised in 3 stages which enable a consistent learning plan tailored to the actual circumstances of each student to be designed.Type of competencies
The Think S(h)are project and the programmes that comprise it seek to enrich the curriculum by introducing content that goes beyond the conventional curriculum. It is implemented via the broad deployment of innovative methods that foster experimentation and significant, effective learning through a range of learning spaces and formats.
Cooperation is one of the bases for improving societies as a whole. At Lauexeta we seek to work on these values and on the awareness that a better society is possible thanks to cooperative work. Through cooperative learning, students work together because they attain their goals if each member of their team attains his/her own. The team needs the knowledge and work of all its members. Present and future employment contexts require people to know how to work together and collaborate as a team, so training in this ability from an early age is essential.Cooperative learning
This is a learning model in which students plan, implement and assess projects that are applied in the real world outside the classroom. It encourages students to think and act based on the design of a project, drawing up a plan with clearly defined strategies to provide a solution to a challenge or problem and not just meeting curriculum targets. They learn various problem-solving techniques by coming into contact with people who hold different viewpoints, which stimulates their emotional, intellectual and personal growth through direct experience.Project-based learning
We believe that the learning and growth of students must be linked to the context in which they live if the development of competencies is to be real and effective. To work with learning by doing, students incorporate an endless number of situations form their real life into the educational context, thus making learning a real, deep-seated process.
Learning competencies by being useful to the society of which we are a part is a challenge at present. To that end, students from Lauexeta take part in a number of learning projects where they improve their learning outcomes not only as regards knowledge, capabilities, skills, attitudes and moral values but also act as citizens committed to the soecial setting of which they are a part.
Communication skills are a key competency for the 21st century. That is why students at Lauaxeta have the opportunity to become trilingual in Basque, Spanish and English through balanced learning and practice of all three languages, while at the same time obtaining a thorough knowledge of others such as French, German and/or Latin.
We believe in our students. We believe in their ability to improve and progress both as students and as individuals. That is why tutoring (and the figure of the tutor) and the personalisation of learning are two main lines for personal improvement. Each student thus constructs his/her own learning process, setting out his/her own curriculum and personalised portfolio.
Educating students in creativity and entrepreneurship means educating them for change and forming individuals with a wealth of originality, flexibility, foresight and confidence who are not averse to taking risks and are ready to tackle the obstacles and problems that they may encounter in their school and day-to-day lives. On that path, tools for innovation are key.
Reflective learning is the most effective way of ensuring that what students are expected to learn, be it attitudes or content, is learned in depth. Students thus continually stop, analyse and assess the process of the work done, and drawn conclusions that they then apply on future occasions.
The goal of Lauexeta Ikastola is to foster the personal development of students as members of an increasingly complex society which they must help to improve. Accordingly, the key elements of the education model applied at Lauexeta Ikastola are these: the development of competencies among students, innovation, advanced learning methods, multiple learning options and personalised learning. The learning process of each student is organised around his/her personal, cognitive and social development over three main stages: Sendotu, Jabetu and Erabaki. This system makes for more personalised learning projects.