What is the Jenaplan?
The educational alternative Jenaplan aims to harmoniously develop the child’s personality, correlated with his/her training to enter society. The principles, ideas, values and methods are centered on the requirements and needs of building man within society and for society, the aims being to form the child’s self-esteem, to cultivate responsibility, the will and capacity to take decisions independently, to build behaviors that are suitable to the participation in community life.
The educational alternative Jenaplan emphasizes child’s involvement in the activity and integrated learning. It mixes the idea of customization in the educational process with that of collectivity, it focuses on the student’s social life and promotes innovating methodologies that correspond to modern educational requirements. The basic activities are those that define the human being: conversation, game, work, celebration. An important role in carrying out education based on the Jenaplan is visible in the extracurricular activities that are complementary to the obligatory ones and have a significant formative influence over students. They harness children’s abilities and hobbies, preparing them to approach fields that require initiative, responsibility, creativity, communication and bonding.