THE UNIQUELY ANGELICUM WAY
By Fr. John Stephen P. Besa, OP
Coursing from the overall Dominican Philosophy of Education, Angelicum’s identity stands on the acknowledgement that education is a process where the learner is in a continuous state of becoming a better person. It transpires within. It also recognizes that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT and those differences make everyone unique in and of themselves. And who everyone truly is important to us.
With this in mind, Angelicum has pioneered a non-graded, open-classroom approach of learning, emphasizing individuality and honors the students’ perspective of their own development.
With the non-graded approach, the students’ progress is not hampered by a timeframe and is determined by their capacity to learn. This allows them to master a set of skills first before moving on to the next, ensuring that they are actually prepared to take on the next level. The open-classroom principle is all about learning not limited by four walls; it believes that learning happens wherever students are. The learning process is set within the classroom but is not confined to that. The whole world is the students’ classroom.