Bannister’s educational program is patterned after the classical educational program called the Trivium. A classical education is a three-part process of training the mind.
Paideia is a set of beliefs about education including active and rigorous teaching methods Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece.
The study of Latin teaches students how to think critically and analytically, and how to handle concepts with ease.
K-12 Education lays down the cornerstones for fundamental language and critical thinking skills.
Bannister Academy is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme [DP]
Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning, the Paideia Program is a set of beliefs about education, which includes and champions active and rigorous teaching and training methods.
With roots in Ancient Greece, the program is based on the belief that the human species is defined by its capacity and desire for learning.
Didactic instruction is the delivery of factual information by means of lectures, demonstrations, videos, and readings, to name a few. The goal of Didactic Instruction is the acquisition of organized knowledge — for the learner to obtain basic “must-know” information about a subject.
Intellectual coaching is guided learning through modelling, questioning, and by providing positive and corrective feedback. The goal of Intellectual Coaching is the development of intellectual skill — for the learner to gain expertise in skills of learning such as reading, writing, calculating, and observing.
The Paideia Seminar is a collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated by open-minded questions about a subject, that nurtures both cognitive and social skills.
The goal of the Paideia Seminar is the increased understanding of ideas and values — for the learner to expand the comprehension of concepts and principles about the curriculum.
All three methods come together for meaningful learning, covering know-whats, know-hows, and know-whys.