At Jumeirah College we are one of a few select schools in the UAE implementing High Performance Learning.
A key focus area for this year will be continuing to embed strategies of High Performance Learning. This approach recognises that all students have the potential to achieve the very highest results, and emphasises the attitudes and performance characteristics needed.
Below are details for High Performance Learning and how you can support your child at home:
Values Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs)
The ability to seek out opportunities to receive responses to your work; present your own views and ideas clearly and concisely; listen to the views of others; be willing and able to work in teams; take a variety of roles and be able to evaluate your own ideas and contributions.
Concerned for society
The ability to know the contribution you can make to society for the benefit of those less fortunate; demonstrate citizenship and a sense of community ethos and recognise differences as well as similarities between people and peoples; be aware of your own and others’ cultural heritage and sensitive to the ethical and moral issues raised by their studies.
The ability to develop a belief in your knowledge, understanding and action; recognise when you need to change your beliefs based upon additional information or the arguments of others; deal with new challenges and situations, including when this places them under stress
Creative and enterprising
The ability to be open-minded and flexible in your thought processes; demonstrate a willingness to innovate and invent new and multiple solutions to a problem or situation; adapt your approach according to need; surprise and show originality in your work, developing a personal style; be resourceful when presented with challenging tasks and problems, using your initiative to find solutions.
The ability to be curious; be willing to work alone; be proactive; keen to learn; show enterprise; think independently; challenge assumptions and require evidence for assertions; actively control your own learning; move on from the absorption of knowledge and procedures to develop your own views and solutions.
The ability to take an objective view of different ideas and beliefs; become more receptive to other ideas and beliefs based on the arguments of others; change ideas should there be compelling evidence to do so.
The ability to demonstrate confidence; experiment with novel ideas and effects; speculate willingly; work in unfamiliar contexts; avoid coming to premature conclusions; tolerate uncertainty
The ability to train and prepare through repetition of the same processes in order to become more proficient.
The ability to keep going and not give up; face obstacles and difficulties but never give up; persist in effort; work diligently and work systematically; not be satisfied until high quality, appropriate precision and the desired outcome are achieved.
The ability to overcome setbacks; remain confident, focused, flexible and optimistic; help others to move forward in the face of adversity