A Democratic Community of Learners

‘For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently.’ (Plutarch)

At ELC, each day is an opportunity for a provocation, for a ’spark’ to be ignited, from which the children explore their ideas, share their thoughts with each other, and engage in meaning-making through their own experiences. Over the next few weeks we will guide you through different elements of the unique learning process at ELC; we will explore Project, the Ateliers, and the Environment as the ‘third teacher’, and how the collaboration between teachers and children, along with our pedagogical research team, form a democratic community of learners in which all are invited to develop their minds and themselves.

We wish all ELC families an enjoyable and restful mid-term break.

‘For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently.’

PLUTARCH

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