• Athena Education
    BM02 M Floor Saraya Avenue Building B-Block,PO Box 35067 , Al Garhoud, Dubai, UAE

Athena Philosophy

Athena Education’s philosophy is to provide students with an education that is not only academically enriching, but also rewarding in their lives. Athena’s aspiration is to deliver education through digital technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

Key aims

 

Independent learning

To foster the development of robust independent learning skills, engender curiosity, and promote learning skills through an enquiry-based approach.

Skills and Knowledge

To provide students with broad-based learning that supports the development of social intelligence and 21st century skills.

Home Values

To promote values derived from each student’s home culture, family and the UAE. We promote a strong individual sense of self within the context of school, community and global society, while celebrating others’ cultural values.

Creativity

To foster students’ academic, innovation and problem-solving skills. Our students will be encouraged to make connections and use their imagination to explore new possibilities, with a readiness to learn from mistakes.

Oneness with Nature

To promote an understanding of nature.  We will encourage outdoor learning experiences in a range of contexts that contribute to an understanding of environmental sustainability.  

Digital competence

To provide students with the knowledge and understanding to optimize digital learning.  They will be able to acquire skills in information management, problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration

 

To support these aims the 6 ‘C’ approach will be adopted.

Create

Creativity comes from analytical thought and reflection, and from thinking innovatively.  Our students are provided with the opportunity to observe, assimilate and contextualise information and make connections with the world around them.

Collaborate

Students are encouraged to: collaborate closely with peers and all members of the community; express their own and accept others’ views; question and be questioned; be leaders and followers.

Communicate

Students are encouraged to strongly express their thoughts, acquire acute listening skills and develop strong skills of empathy.

Contribute

Each student is encouraged to think independently and innovatively, and make a positive contribution to all situations. In addition, students contribute to the wider society through the sharing of their knowledge, skills and values.

Citizenship

We encourage every student to belong to, be an active member of, and uphold the values developed in their family home, whilst respecting the values of others.

Change

In this era of unprecedented change there are great opportunities for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The world is ever changing, and the speed of change is becoming faster by the day.  We seek to equip our students with the skills to fulfil jobs that have not yet been created.