Erudito Licėjus is a creative space where thinking skills, one of the most important future skills is developed.
The mission of Erudito Licėjus is to educate knowledge seeking, creative and achievement-oriented personalities.
- To develop a knowledgeable, creative and active personality;
- To reveal and strengthen the person's abilities and skills to succeed;
- Reveal and enhance children's talents and turn them into exceptional achievements;
- Focus on mathematics, languages and arts.
How do we build relationships in the licėjus community?
The school community consists of teachers, students and their parents. All of them ensure the highest educational goals and strong values.
We believe that the intellectual growth of each child begins with the ability to independently seek solutions, to have a responsible opinion, to be able to hear other opinions and seek consensus.
Our future begins now. By educating future leaders, we need to formulate the right approach that a long-term sustained effort and dedication are necessary to achieve the best results.
Students need to understand and feel that they will always achieve more in life by working together with each other, also that each contribution will be strengthened if friendly, respectful and ethical cooperation-based relations are developed.
Engagement and care for others is the key to success. If children learn to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves, a responsible attitude towards the consequences of their actions - the basis of citizenship - will be shaped.
What skills do we develop?
Professor at Harvard University Tony Wagner, Chief Expert of Innovation Labs, highlights 7 key competences for success in the future. Correctly developed skills make it easy to master knowledge, understand the meaning, and knowledge application possibilities, integrate different knowledge and create new cognitive patterns, while collaborating and working together. Those seven survival skills described by professor at Harvard University Tony Wagner, are of the key importance at Erudito Licėjus and they are the basis of educational philosophy.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Kids start asking about the world very early, at the age of three or four, and questioning everything around, they need reasonable answers to emerging questions, they need to understand why something is going on and how it can be defined. By strengthening the ability to question, we educate a person who does not limit oneself trying to find the correct answer but applies critical thinking skills and finds new ways for solving problem
Cooperation and leadership
Kids want to be surrounded by other children, but excessive emphasis on personal achievements and competition has undermined the capacity for cooperation. It is important for us that children learn how to act in a team, knowing that everyone in the team is important, and that each person can demonstrate leadership which is needed in different situations in order to help the team.
Agility and Adaptability
The world becomes very small, we can reach any place all around the world, communicate with very different people, to know very different cultures. The perception that after we have become citizens of the world, possibilities to work and travel everywhere require adaptability in all environments and intercultural teams.
Initiative and Entrepreneurship
We increasingly emphasize the importance of ideas, but it is even more important to develop the ability to demonstrate initiatives, take responsibility for the result. An active initiative and the ability to properly organize activities are the abilities necessary for achieving high results.
Effective Oral and Written Communication
Nowadays, there is a lot of written information, where the focus of the main ideas and knowledge becomes more and more complex. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the ability to communicate clearly, briefly and fluently sharing the most important information, both written and oral, also develop public speaking skills.
Assessing and Analysing Information
The rapid technological improvement not only extends information access, but also raises challenges: how to effectively select the most important information, how to ensure the best use of it for solutions? It is therefore necessary to learn how to use technology to make better decisions and gain higher achievements.
Curiosity and Creativity
These are the most basic and difficult competences to develop, as high demands and high levels of workload dampen curiosity and zeal. Therefore, a high pedagogical professionalism is required, with the ability to constantly find new ways and experiment. There is a need for a wide range of active learning and creative approaches in order to develop the desire for continuous learning, research and development.
What educational methods are applied?
An exceptional feature of our education - integrity, comprehensiveness, meaningfulness, coherence. We organize education as a unified system, not splitting into separate, unrelated teaching subjects, but by joining themes, projects and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Students are in the centre of educational process. We look at every problem, fact, and phenomenon from the students’ position and experience. The perception and thinking of primary school students are inseparable. Therefore, the content of the curriculum must be integral and consistent with the characteristics of certain age groups.
Each child has important links to real life, different contexts. Learning what is important, significant to the learner is meaningful. The aim of every topic is to make it relevant and meaningful to the students.
We believe in interdisciplinary integration - looking at any topic or problem, we strive to develop a variety of skills. Integration enables teachers to develop the student's thinking powers, their linguistic, visual, expressive, artistic, healthy lifestyle skills, and physical culture.
Integrated learning is based on team projects and gaming techniques, involving collaboration, creativity and intellectual curiosity.
What learning principles are followed?
- Education focuses on the child;
- Teachers and students are equal;
- Education is differentiated and individualized;
- The educational process is active;
- Education is attractive and joyful.
What kind of assessment is applied?
We focus on high standards of ethics and learning in pursuit of high achievements.
Students’ achievements - values, competences, abilities, knowledge and understanding - are evaluated and presented to the parents in a form of a written report.
It allows the teacher to anticipate and plan work with different levels of student opportunities.
Evaluation is designed to form the perception of skills, competences, abilities and understanding, but not the amount of knowledge acquired.
Students' motivation, behaviour and advancement are regularly discussed with their parents.
How do students study?
- Class size: up to 20 students.
- Lessons start at 9:00. Children can come at 7:30 and attend morning motivational classes.
- 3 integrated lessons (75 min.) per day, with 2-3 short breaks.
- 2 active breaks (30 and 45 minutes) are used for meals and outdoors activities.
- 15:00-18:00 extra-curriculum artistic, physical activity by choice.