The aim of the "Developing Potential" pathway is the overall development of the child. It is a set of activities designed to encourage the development of the child (and of the adults in the school) and to provide pupils with tools that will be useful throughout their lives, such as techniques of benevolent communication, relaxation, and management of emotions and stress. Theatre and music are also activities of expression and motor skills that contribute to the development of each student's potential. At EFIM, well-being and the pleasure of going to school count as much as academic learning, especially as the former contributes to the achievement of the latter.
This course focuses on emotional and socio-relational management, in particular the development of self-esteem and self-confidence.
It is a question of 'guaranteeing each pupil the means necessary for the acquisition of a common base of knowledge, skills and culture, in which all education participates' (L.122-1-1), while contributing to their personal fulfilment (see CSEN report) within the framework of a global conception of the child. Education is secular and prepares pupils to live in society and as free and responsible citizens.
-We wish to work for a human education that contributes to the development of the pupils (as well as the adults who supervise them). Research shows that in order to learn with serenity and pleasure, one must be able to manage one's affective strategies (emotions, motivation, self-confidence, impulsiveness, anxiety). Children who are happy are more likely to learn.
-We want to make children love school by exploiting engaging and playful pedagogies and by offering a pleasant, positive and motivating social and spatial environment.
-We aspire to balance the individual and the collective: a balanced pedagogical environment that promotes the social nature of learning, cooperative and collaborative, while recognising individual particularities through personalised learning.
We aim to develop psycho-social skills by integrating self-knowledge, life skills and living skills into the pedagogical model in order to train future citizens who are fulfilled, responsible and committed to their choices. Research has shown that self-esteem and self-confidence, a sense of competence, a feeling of belonging, motivation, the satisfaction of basic needs, etc., are essential factors for personal development.