Projects and Pedagogical programmes- Innovative Pedagogical Practices to sustain Quality Education For All
Our Catholic schools on the threshold of the third millennium responding to new needs for better social justice
Steps towards the reorientation of the schools’ mission:
• 1990’s onwards: Implementation of an Inclusive pedagogy at primary level; in a multi-cultural, multi-religious and diverse socio-economic context as well as multiple abilities and intelligences.
• 2000: Introduction of prevocational streams within the same school compound aiming at integration of students who have failed twice at the end of primary education.
• 2003 onwards: Admission of lower grades students leading to mixed ability classes; with an appropriate Differentiated Teaching and Learning pedagogy.
• 2005: Addressing school failure and drop-outs through a literacy program within prevocational classes for literacy skills and an embedded curriculum for alleviating poverty through empowerment, critical skills and social transformation skills.
• 2005: Introduction of the mother-tongue as a medium in our prevocational literacy programs in order to reach the students in their learning process and in 2008: the introduction of bilingual evaluations at prevocational level- an innovative practice in the educational framework of Mauritius.
• 2007: Zippy’s Friends in primary schools: A programme targeting the young child of 5 to 6 years old for his or her mental and emotional health and well-being.
• 2007: Counseling services in secondary schools for students, staff and parents
• 2010: Launching of the first Open Community School for Adult Learning in 2010, with some 250 adults aged 20 to 50 years old wishing to resume their high school studies.
• 2011: Ecological projects in both primary and secondary schools as well as a structured ecological literacy programme in secondary schools.
• Ongoing Continuous Professional Development: All these projects imply human investment and much emphasis is placed on formation and personal and professional staff development in appropriate training structures. Training workshops are a regular feature with non-award as well as award courses from institutions and universities in partnership with the Bureau of Catholic Education. Certificates up to a Master Degree in Educational Leadership are offered.
Institut Cardinal Jean Margeot
Australian Catholic University