École Jeannine Manuel、4月から通信教育に切り替え


3月31日にマクロン大統領が発表した、フランスの新たなロックダウンに続き École Jeannine Manuelのパリ公演 そして リール campus were no longer physically accessible to students from April 3rd. Within two days however, students and teachers had seamlessly switched to online classes on Zoom and Google Classroom.

As for the first French lockdown in March 2020, the school made the deliberate choice of not simply replicating regular class timetables online, but instead opted for a reduced schedule of online classes with increased opportunities for independent and collaborative student work. Teachers did not merely “give classes” on Zoom but found creative ways of engaging with their students such as:

  • 生徒に歴史書の数章を読んでもらい、それぞれが短いプレゼンテーションを用意することで、生徒同士の交流を促進する。
  • Setting up small groups (using breakout rooms) to solve a math problem and then compare their answers with each other on Zoom with a teacher ‘present’ on the call;
  • 必要に応じて、個人または少人数のバーチャルアカデミックサポートセッションを開催。

“This was not the easy path,” Elisabeth Zéboulon, Directrice Générale, said. “Reimagining our approach to teaching and learning requires much more time and energy than scheduling a string of Zoom classes to sustain the illusion of students working and thus, learning.”

Students’ active participation in their own learning has always remained a cornerstone of École Jeannine Manuel’s approach. This new mode of online learning gave students, even younger primary school students, the time and freedom they needed to take even greater responsibility for their learning.  By approaching distance learning differently, the school was able to avoid the many pitfalls that come with online learning, such as Zoom fatigue, lack of student motivation, and harmful exposure to excessive amounts of blue light.

Once again, evolving circumstances will have put our school’s ability to innovate, our flexibility, and our growth mindset to the test, but we knew we could rely on our entire school community to rise to the occasion and keep pursuing our school’s mission even in this complicated context.

ジェローム・ジョヴェンド(École Jeannine Manuel Paris校長


エコール・ジャニーヌ・マニュエル パリ

Ecole Jeannine Manuel Paris

École Jeannine Manuel(エコール・ジェニーヌ・マニュエル)は、1954年に設立されたフランス系のバイリンガル・インターナショナルスクールで、多文化コミュニティの生徒のバイリンガル教育を通じて国際理解を促進することを使命としています。生徒は充実したバイリンガル・カリキュラムに沿って学び、11年生では、国際的なオプションであるフレンチ・バカロレア(アメリカセクション)と国際バカロレア・ディプロマ(IB)につながるフランス語コースを選択します。