Our vision and mission

Our vision is: Quality in learning, quality in life!

A broad and balanced education

Our mission

Elverum Upper Secondary's mission is to promote active participation in education to help develop learning and create meaning inside and outside of the classroom. We encourage our students to engage locally – think globally! 

This is consistent with the IB mission statement as it highlights how education and engagement can have an impact on an emergent scale for the individual learner and wider community.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

School strategy promoting learning and development

Both at our school owner level (Innlandet county), whole school level and IBDP programme level there is a focus on how to bring our mission statement alive.

The characteristics of quality education align with the IB philosophy and mission statement as they empower students and other members of our learning community to take action. Action that fosters inquisitiveness, working and learning from each other to understand, celebrate and foster our shared humanity. 

The following points describing our strategy working towards optimal student learning are built upon an ideal of quality and fidelity in our pedagogical practices. To this end teaching and learning should incorporate reflection and dialogue of these practices among faculty, students and the wider community to help ensure their effectives.

The characteristics of quality education:

Student involvement

Green puzzle piece with the text Student involvement - Klikk for stort bildeTeachers, coordinators and leaders facilitate that:

  • students are active and valued members of the learning community.    
  • students participate in planning, completion, reflection, and evaluation of educational experiences.
  • students try out different strategies and their impact on learning

Working together

Green puzzle piece with the text Working together - Klikk for stort bildeThe students are part of a community where they:

  • have a safe environment where they are encouraged to try without fear of failure
  • are seen and heard in an environment that fosters/celebrates diversity
  • have collective responsibility for each other’s learning and development

Learning promoting social and academic competence

Green puzzle piece with the text Learning - Klikk for stort bildeThe students must have a good learning environment where they:

  • have an environment that feels safe and predictable
  • have a varied and investigative approach to learning and assessment
  • use prior learning in familiar and unfamiliar settings highlighting connections between and within subjects
  • understand what and why they are learning and utilise assessment for/as learning

Motivation and mastery

Green puzzle piece with the text Motivation - Klikk for stort bildeTeachers must facilitate that the students:

  • develop curiosity and interest, are challenged and experience mastery
  • experience positive challenges
  • learn activities, assessment and feedback based on current competence
  • experience school as relevant and meaningful both now and for future
  • are involved in society, in work and study