The management of educational projects at a time such as the current one, requires to clearly understand certain aspects when it comes to leading them. It is the time of social crisis (economic, moral principles, technological...), in which, to highlight the qualities and benefits of any school, means having a very pragmatic view of what are the students and their families needs.
As a first consideration, and from a social point of view, aspects such as opening borders, pro-EU vision or multiculturalism make language empowerment to assume one of the keys that a current educational project must develop and which contributes to the development of social values.
Additionally, technology and its development, both from a purely technical point of view, as taking into account the change that has culturally occasioned in the way we communicate, in the learning process and in knowledge. Technology has been placed as head of social growth, and for the time being, education has been somewhat neglected in the project to incorporate technology into the teaching-learning processes, as a methodological and communicational tool. It is true that in recent years, efforts not to loose positioning in this field, have been obvious.
It is also important to make reference to the social dynamics in relation to current family structures, the moral values that lead us in the education of our children and the demands on the service that must be provided by the school.
Note as well the breakthroughs in neurological studies that help us to experiment more effective methodologies, being given the influence of emotions in learning, academic performance and behavior.
Has everything really changed that much? It has, indeed. So much that, our role as mere formers, academics, basic supports to an educating and socializing function of the family, has given way to a new role, in which the School Board cannot participate if it is not accompanied by two important variables: a clearly structured project and a group of teachers with an extremely contemporary vision of what being a teacher means in this new century.
We are aware that our Management Project, which hosts the latest educational, pedagogical and social aspects, must be governed by a major project that will shape the previous three, and this is what defines this Institutional Project. Thanks to it, we intend to engage every member of our educational community to see a rational way of growing, of giving a strategic direction to our implementation underway, in an educational moment in which being part of a project of this nature is a fascinating challenge to face as education professionals.
Colegio Internacional Aravaca (through its board members) puts forward this first project, as a way to start an utopian idea of educational scenario, the ideal place of growth for students, families, and also, teachers . What it is known as a school where Excellence comes first.
We are truly committed, now we only need to devote ourselves to turn it into a reality.