MILE School’s Cooperative Learning, Co-teaching and the Flipped Classroom.

MILE School has always paid special attention to adopting constantly innovative and enriching teaching methods for its students that supply them with the adequate competencies to face the future as students and individuals.

MILE School’s priority is not just to implement a technological teaching platform, but rather to integrate technology starting from teaching, the daily cognitive experience of students. For this reason, the school has chosen the US-born Flipped Classroom digital teaching method, which is based on the latest neuroscience research, which have brought to light a key concept: learning is rooted in the students’ pre-knowledge, which needs to be stimulated in order to become the beginning of their cognitive development.

The teaching goal of the Flipped Classroom method is that students, guided by their teacher-mentor, activate a knowledge rooting process through a series of experiences based on both a sharing of pre-knowledge and on the individual learning of knowledge acquired at home. This process allows them to become active subjects of their learning and to understand from an early age the benefits of research, discussion, and debate of the various aspects of facing reality.
The classroom becomes a space in which students share different ways of understanding and the various ideas related to the new concept and, together with classmates, through cooperative learning, and with the guidance of their teacher-mentor, students will come to organise their knowledge.

Thanks to the Flipped Classroom teaching method, students at MILE School will learn to develop digital and multimedia products. Students will acquire the online research methodology that will lead them to critically appraise content. They will use social media developed for schools, and supported by teaching staff, will be called upon individually to lay the foundations of the digitalisation teaching project.