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Flexible Education: Beyond the Books at Minerva’s Virtual Academy

Mar 8, 2023
3 mins
In a world where learning traditionally meant rigid schedules and inflexible syllabuses, Minerva's Virtual Academy offers a fresh, dynamic take on education. We provide a personalised, flexible educational experience that meets students where they are and shapes itself around their unique needs and aspirations.

At the heart of our approach is the concept of "flexible education." However, it's important to clarify that this idea extends far beyond the conventional comfort of studying at home. It's about an innovative learning experience that respects each student's individuality, adapts to their learning style, and fosters growth in the areas they are most passionate about.

Central to any education system is the core curriculum, and at MVA, we acknowledge its importance. However, the delivery of this essential material is where we bring our transformative touch. Our approach is rooted in the 'flipped learning' model, a modern pedagogical strategy that places students at the centre of the learning process. This model encourages students to access learning materials independently at their own pace, laying the groundwork for their understanding. Then, interactive Live Lessons are held where they engage in meaningful discussions, collaborate on projects, and actively apply the concepts they've learned. This approach promotes deep understanding and critical thinking and makes learning a more engaging experience.

But that's not all we have to offer. In many traditional educational settings, personal passions and hobbies often take a back seat. At MVA, we see them as integral components of a student's overall development. Whether you're a budding artist, an aspiring coder, or an enthusiastic athlete, our flexible education model ensures that your unique interests find room in your learning journey. We've found that students often become more active and engaged with their academics when they can see the connection between their studies and their interests.

We understand that learning is a dynamic process, and so our model is designed to be just as adaptable. As your interests evolve and academic needs change, our educational approach is ready to adjust alongside. With MVA, your education isn't bound by a rigid syllabus—it's a tailor-made journey designed to evolve with your pace, goals, and interests.

Technology plays a crucial role in making this unique learning model a reality. Our robust, intuitive Virtual Learning Platform ensures that interaction with teachers is just a click away, collaboration with students from across the globe is seamless, a myriad of resources are easily accessible, and your schedule can be personalised to fit your needs.

An example timetable of an MVA student

To help you understand how this works in practice, let's take a look at the experiences of two of our students. First, we have Finlay, a golf enthusiast who found the rigidity of traditional education a stumbling block in his path to golfing greatness. With MVA, Finlay discovered a learning environment that accommodated both his academic obligations and his sports commitments. His mother, Stacie, values the flexibility MVA offers, noting, “He can do training in the morning, come back for Live Lessons, and if he misses them, he can watch them recorded.”

Similarly, another student, Georgina, found her footing at MVA during a challenging period in her life. Our supportive environment and commitment to student well-being allowed her to regain her love for learning. Georgina's mother applauds MVA for the help and support provided throughout her daughter's journey.

Minerva's Virtual Academy isn't about fitting your life into a prescribed academic mould. We believe in moulding education to enhance your life, and not the other way around. With us, you're not just another student—you're an individual with unique talents, interests, and aspirations.

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