The cornerstone of the GEC approach is recreating schools and their systems to be future-focused in which supported and empowered teachers play a pivotal role in developing confident and happy/thriving individuals who are prepared to realize their goals and be lifelong learners.
The GEC approach is a comprehensive global model that incorporates rigorous, project-based learning using real-world issues, meaningful relationships, and community engagement. With a culture that empowers students and teachers to reach their goals, the school is a place/space where all members of the school community benefit, participate, and learn from one another in pursuit of their individual and shared goals. Our philosophy and process are tailored to the local context, serving the needs, goals, and cultures of the community.
In GEC schools, every member of the school ecosystem has the possibility to become the initiator, implementer, and receiver of knowledge and skills. All members of the School Education Community work together to provide an equitable learning ecosystem, both in and outside of school.
An often-overlooked element of learning is the role of physical environment, which can be related to student achievement, behavior, and sense of belonging. Well-designed physical space creates a learning environment where learners, teachers, and community members can work cohesively and independently on projects that are both relevant and authentic.
Photos from the GEC 3.0 Global School in Beijing, designed by TKWA Architects.