2024 Methodology

Methodology

The methodology is the compass with which Dar Al-Fikr schools determine the direction and method of reaching the desired goal. It takes place in a regular cycle every several years after achieving its goals and standards so that the school achieves other standards commensurate with the following period. The school Methodology is reviewed and modified every 4 years according to the following:

  • The Kingdom’s Vision for Education
  • School vision and mission
  • School General Objectives
  • Student performance data analysis results
  • Academic team performance data analysis results
  • The school’s Decisions and directions for the next stage
  • The requirements of emerging educational theories
  • Labor market requirements and industrial revolution
  • The state of the school’s knowledge and skills (accumulated experiences)
  • School capabilities (physical, human, cognitive..)
  • Country trends

COMPETENCY-BASED METHODOLOGY

The concept of competency implies more than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills; it involves the mobilization of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to meet the complex demands of situations of uncertainty. Situations where insight is required to use knowledge, skills, and values in daily practical life.

Values and Attitude

  • Building the value of responsibility so that the student is responsible for his personal interests, his peers, his community plus his commitment towards his country, and other societies
  • Focuses on Global Citizenship for Sustainable Development; knowledge of global issues and universal values, such as “justice”, “equality”, “dignity” and “respect”
  • Aptitudes for “networking and interacting with people of different backgrounds, origins, cultures, and perspectives”
  • Capable to act collaboratively and responsibly to find global solutions for global challenges”, and to “strive for the collective good
  • Dealing with modernity, change, diversity, ambiguity, and uncertainty plus facing challenges in line with Islamic values

Knowlede

Future-ready students will need both broad and specialized knowledge in each and every subject.
Dar Al-Fikr has identified two standards under the domain of knowledge for both teachers and students, in addition to the previous knowledge standards for the pursuit of teaching and learning:

  • Disciplinary Integration
    • Deepening into knowledge
    • Transferring LearningDisciplinary Integration
  • Real-Life Connection

Skills

Learning knowledge is not the only necessary education for students, It is also important to learn to do.
Learning to do it is complementary to being able to benefit from the knowledge. The skill area is divided into two parts:

  • Hard Skills Inclusion
    • Digital Skills, Financial Literacy, Language Skills
  • Transferable Skills Inclusion
    • Communication skills, Team Work, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Time Management

Overall Outcome of Competency Methodology

One of the outcomes of the school’s vision and mission through teaching and learning plus Competency standards is:

  • A student with awareness and self-development who based his attitude on values and virtuous faculties.
  • A cognitively developed student who has the ability to transfer learning across different environments and fields, linking knowledge, inventing tools and solutions in his interest and his community.
  • Students improve their performance and life skills outside the school with the knowledge, hard and soft skills that they acquire at school and this enables them to adapt and succeed in many situations, environments, and fields.