Jules Verne Campus Basics
According to our SBW Haus des Lernens AG, learning guides and pedagogical guides should have the so-called "DNA":
Education in our blood
When passion is lived and shared in houses of learning, people flourish. "Education in our blood" reveals this passion we show in teaching and learning.
Hungry at heart
"Hungry at heart" represents the courage we show to be innovative, even risk-taking, in education.
Tingling in the head
"Tingling in the head" describes the urge to think about and implement school in a new way, requiring curiosity, regular questioning, and openness to new models and approaches to teaching and learning. This includes our designed learning environments, the school subject Curiosology®, the SBW Idea (pedagogical development department), and insights from neurobiology about learning.
SCIENTIFICALLY BASED LEARNING
Critical reflection of scientific findings on the learning process and their pragmatic application are an integral part of the Jules Verne concept.
From the very beginning, the Jules Verne Campus has had the ambition not only to talk about modern learning, but also to pragmatically apply scientific findings on the learning process in everyday life. We want to be ideology-free and open to current learning research, but also critically and objectively question which findings really improve learning in everyday school life.
The scientific findings that students with a weak sense of balance achieve significantly lower grades in mathematics and that we learn vocabulary about 20% faster after endurance sports such as running have had a drastic impact on everyday school life at the Jules Verne Campus:
We plan additional sports and exercise lessons for our children and young people in the daily routine and even have our own sports coordinator who trains our teachers to integrate exercise into learning on a daily basis.
In this way, the Jules Verne Campus remains curious about new learning and is always happy to be surprised by its learning partners.
The starting point is that the world is changing faster than a school system can adapt. Therefore, the goal of education should also focus on the acquisition of future-oriented competencies by our learning partners: passion and resilience are necessary to be inwardly stable. The idea of "Alpha - Omega" and global identity are essential components of a connection between the inner self and openness to the outside world. "Rule-breaking expresses inner strength in the sense of questioning boundaries and entrepreneurship. Future skills, as we are convinced at the JVC, not only show a future-oriented orientation, but also prepare our students in the best possible way for as yet unknown structures in work and society.
SBW House of Learning
High quality is fundamental to our work at the Jules Verne Campus.
The primary school and the secondary school at the Jules Verne Campus are structured according to the concept of the SBW Haus des Lernens (House of Learning), which has been tried and tested for decades. This is one of the most renowned private education companies in Switzerland. Since its founding in 1980, the school concept has been consistently developed with the help of findings from neurobiology, psychology and entrepreneurship, with the aim of professional quality assurance and pedagogical innovation.
To date, more than twelve thousand young people have been able to benefit from this claim at the SBW's learning houses. In the last 5 years alone, more than 130 schools and training centres from all over Europe have taken impulses for their further development from the SBW House of Learning and implemented them in their own schools.