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STEM – RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

MINT Unterricht an der VS SmartCity Leopoldinum

We stand before the challenge, to expand our knowledge a life time, setting a new relationship and developing solution strategies.

Research-based learning means children are the active creators of their individual learning processes.

The basis being their own questions and interests.

Learning is more enjoyable when what is learnt appears meaningful!

English Anytime - Native Speakers

Project „Stars-Assistants“

Trainee teachers from the USA will assist and teach for a set period in the school.

These students must undergo a strict selection process before being found suitable. They possess experience in working with children.

STARS-Program (pdf)
Interpoint Center of Education

Children of the GTS have the opportunity to attend English lessons free of charge.

(In cooperation with the City of Graz.)

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PROJECT-BASED TEACHING

Those who wish to research, need freedom and space:

Research Periods
  • Research Days/Project Days or Research Weeks
  • Fixed research times (90 minutes or more)
  • Free research times in the All-Day School
  • Research community for all grades in the Cluster
Förderung von Soft-& Social-Skills an der VS Smartcity Leopoldinum in Graz
Places of Learning
  • Research Corner
  • Workshop
  • Research terrace

Co-operation partners outside of the school are important because they bring new perspectives to the topic of research.

Soft and Social Skills

Fundamental Competences

Fundamental competences that school children need to successfully participate in the learning and education process within the class, are amongst other things:

  • Self-competence – children who are aware of their individuality
  • Social-competence – e.g. empathy, the willingness to be considerate and the willingness to co-operate with other children and adults
  • Competent handling of education materials, tools, and tasks

School as a Small Society:

  • Democracy – live it and learn
Dialogic learning as an important teaching concept.

The focus of teaching lies in the education of social and team competences.

The curriculum will be actively worked upon by the child. Through research assignments it delves even deeper into the subject. It is necessary to spark curiosity and pleasure so that the child must enter into a dialogue with the curriculum. Through independent “research,” the child discovers itself, the solution to the provided question or task.

  • I do it like this
  • How do you do it?
  • We agree to do it this way

Mistakes are allowed to be made, they are the chance to deal with the content more precisely and thoroughly again.