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Innovative Teaching & Learning

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The learning environment at the British School in Tokyo is a place of inspiration. The facilities and the educational approach enable students to question assumptions, discuss topics in depth and develop passions and interest in their subjects.

BST provides students with a balance between structure within lessons and opportunities for students to follow their interests within the subjects. Furthermore, teachers design engaging, creative and active tasks, ensuring students can learn in ways that they find exciting and inspirational.

At the heart of the learning and teaching process is the BST Learner Profile. Through this framework, students learn transferable knowledge, skills and dispositions that lead to a better understanding of the world and themselves. 

The English National Curriculum provides students with a rigorous and contextualised learning framework. This framework ensures students are challenged in their learning. The curriculum is further enhanced through the application of concept-based enquiry methods of teaching. 

The school’s highly qualified and experienced teaching staff are well versed in designing effective independent and collaborative learning activities and use the mode that best supports our intended aims. 

Teachers are encouraged to explore possibilities, innovate and develop their classroom practice confidently, linking to contemporary educational research. As a result, BST students develop an intrinsic love of learning, flourish, and are prepared for their futures.

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The BST Learner Profile

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Enquiry & Concept Based Learning

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