The new 2021/22 academic year has brought with it several innovations to the classrooms of SEK International Schools. The COVID-19 pandemic gave momentum last academic year for SEK Education Group to finally bring to fruition work that it had already been planning and putting into practice for several years with the launch of its SEK Future Learning Model. This academic year the education model has evolved to include several extracurricular activities that students can take through the different applications that SEK offers its students.
The SEK Profile is one of the main innovations for the 21/22 academic year. It is linked to Global Citizenship and Social Innovation and as an important part of the Future Learning Model. It is a continuous record of student learning that goes beyond basic academic experiences. It focuses on nine general competencies that take into consideration both curricular and extracurricular experiences and foster students’ foundational learning skills.
At the start of this 21/22 academic year SEK International Schools are setting up the Genius Hour, a time slot for students to cultivate their personal passions in the form of challenges. BeChallenge was launched to help make learning as real and meaningful as possible and for students to set themselves achievable and solvable challenges, it is a platform to manages challenge-based learning by following well-established guidelines. It also allows collaboration between teachers and students from the entire SEK Education Group.
The STEM Virtual Labs on the MySEK Educational environment provide teachers and students with the online simulation tools that allow them to work virtually on experiments related to science, technology and mathematics. Students can also learn with virtual laboratories that are fitted with simulators for programming and robotics that faithfully reproduce the real physical conditions of their projects.
Similar to the STEM Virtual Laboratories, SEK Tech Labs have also been recently developed including a series of courses related to programming, information management or robotics that will be accessible asynchronously, so that students will be able to learn these subjects whenever and wherever they want.
Lastly, SEK Group has set up the BeWell Center with the aim of responding to people’s emotional, mental, corporal and transpersonal well-being and balance. The main mission of the BeWell Center is to provide the SEK educational community and society with training and support to live life in fullness, happiness and harmony. Therefore, Camilo José Cela University offers training in areas of mindfulness and socio-emotional skills in educational contexts and the ‘Healthy Schools’ initiative has also been launched.