Updated: Oct 28
A series of practical conversations and several workshops to achieve common cognitive spaces, uses and behaviours aimed at being shared and jointly supported. This is the essence of a new pedagogical method, the Écoletopie designed by Studio Smarin and recently applied through a targeted project generating a unique outcome. The exhibition L’Art d’apprendre, une école des créateurs (The Art of Learning, School of Creators) held at the Centre Pompidou Metz over the course of 2022. The experimentation of this new educational approach lands in Monaco encouraged by Le Noveau Musée National de Monaco and the Direction de l’Éducation Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports de la Principauté de Monaco, with support from Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
École Saint-Charles took up the challenge including «Écoletopie» workshops in the school planning until winter holidays. Thus, the CM1 students and their teacher will experience a full immersion in the total environment, whose main targets are to mobilise the attention, improve group intelligence, exercise sensitivity and implement body consciousness. Through a series of conversations and practical role plays, children will learn more about the biomechanics of their body, the ability to create a shared space using various natural raw materials while looking for their ecological footprint.
The Écoletopie pioneering project is an important step towards a shared form of group learning that aims to create essential knowledge towards the building up of key skills in art, culture, architecture, science, environment, sports and verbal language. Training of individuals always involves a project of social transformation. Not by chance, the Écoletopie is largely made of "geometric life" through the construction of polytypological and reversible furniture offering lightweight, durability and comfort. ***
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