Our pedagogical proposal, designed by an experienced, multidisciplinary team, is based on both Brazilian and international studies in Education. To develop the process of literacy, we draw on the social interactionist theory of Lev Vygotsky, as well as from studies by Jean Piaget, Emilia Ferreiro, Ana Teberosky, Delia Lerner and Telma Weisz. We aim to stimulate the child to simultaneously apprehend the alphabet system and the conventions of literary and cultural norms.
To complement the above, we look to studies done by researchers of bilingualism and biliteracy, such as Ofelia Garcia, Colin Baker, Roy Lyster and Kathy Escamilla. For the more advanced grade levels, we follow the principles of the Base Nacional Comum Curricular, adapting them to and harmonizing them with the standards of international curricular programs such as the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, which Escola Eleva is working to implement beginning in 2019.
We define each grade’s curriculum according to the stage of development and social emotional characteristics of students. We balance subjects focused on cognitive development with others that enrich artistic skills, physical abilities and sportsmanship.
At our school, students are encouraged to create, innovate, work in groups, design and lead projects. They live a philosophy of discipline that stimulates dedication and the capacity for execution, receiving recognition not only for high marks, but also for their efforts.