Curriculum & Teaching Innovations

The concept of curriculum is the basis of the educational process, and incorporates a number of factors ranging from the ways of learning to the instrument that transforms teaching; it guides the teacher and offers feedback and changes to the original design of the school (Casarini, 1999).

By way of definition it could be said that the curriculum is “all intents and objectives that take place at a school in order to achieve the learning goals for the student that the mission of the institution seeks” (Robledo, 2006). So, are part of the curriculum: the educational intentions, the academic goals, the learning activities, the means of socialization, the mission and the philosophy of the institution, the rules of discipline, the curriculum, and the subject content.

Agroecological School of Pirque is a professional technical school that provides the title of Agricultural Technician in accordance to the established by the Ministry of Educationof Chile. However, over the years we have built a curriculum that differentiates us from other schools, in assuming the country’s agricultural sustainability as the basis of our training, and sustainable and peaceful development as the pillars of our work.

Over the years, the EAP curriculum has undergone significant changes, adjusting educational reforms, the profile of incoming students and their educational needs, as well as the experience that has acquired the educational community. These changes aim to strengthen both, learning in general and technical knowledge, and training and delivery of value-based transformation tools to students, tools which not only permeate the school culture, but are concretely reflected in the curriculum.

The main innovations of the EAP curriculum are:

Agroecological perspective in technical training.

Agroecology Workshop as a first approach to agricultural education for 1st and 2nd high school.

Internal Ecology Workshop at the heart of the formation of values and the development of the emotional and spiritual dimensions of our students.

Comparative Religion for a better understanding of the spiritual dimension in the formation of culture.

Reading time integrated into the curriculum for strengthening reading comprehension as a core competence in the educational process.

Learning Workshop to care for special educational needs for 1st and 2nd grade students (not associated with disability cases of some of our students).

Workshops of Reinforcement and Deepening In different areas of knowledge, both general and technical.

Educational Impact Activities that encourage the mainstreaming of contents and the integrated learning from various disciplines.

Recreation and Sports Workshops, an additional program, complementary to the compulsory art and sports training.

For more information check

Curriculum and Educational Innovation Handbook
School Culture Handbook.
Plan of Studies of EAP 2011