For over 60 years, the objective of the European Schools has been to provide a broad education of high quality, from nursery school to university entrance, offering our pupils an opportunity to be educated through their Mother Tongue, whilst being immersed in a multilingual and multicultural environment, in order to become open-minded European citizens.
I am convinced that this objective is still valid today – but it might be worthwhile revising and updating our curriculum and some of our practices, taking into account the demands of the twenty first century that our students are facing.
This autumn the ‘Reorganisation of secondary cycle studies’ Working Group will discuss the secondary school curriculum based on earlier discussions and proposals, but also taking into account the recommendations made by the external evaluator, the Institute of Education, University College London.
We should also take time to reflect on how to make our schools a better learning environment and a more supportive and encouraging community which enhances the meaningfulness of studying at school. The motivation and the well-being of our staff members as well as the joy in learning of our students should be promoted.
All these pedagogical issues will be discussed in various forums during this school year.
I invite the entire European School community to take part in the discussion!
Read the whole letter in English: Pedagogical letter 092015
Lettre ouverte à la communauté des Ecoles européennes : 2015-09-LD-8-European.Key.competences-FR
Offener Brief an den Europäischen Schulen Gemeinschaft: 2015-09-LD-8-European.Key.competences-DE