”We are not just developing calculators, we are developing human beings.” - Bjørn Bolstad, headmaster at Ringstabekk school
We have posted about Finland announcing that in their new national curriculum, they will emphasize phenomena-based project studies instead of traditional subjects. Today we will talk about the Ringstabekk school in Norway that has already been doing this for 40 years with great success. In the 1970s teachers realized that their students were not truly engaged in what they learned at school and since then the pedagogy of the school has been developing based on the main idea of learning through multidisciplinary studies.The school uses different cross-curricular methods, and is constantly refining methods like storyline, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, simulations, etc. The teachers pick up ideas from each other and share their experiences ensuring that although the school does not have a local specified curriculum, all students experience the same learning methods and multidisciplinary themes.
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