The SAT Program

Capability Areas

The curricular content is organized in 70 texts which, instead of the common practice of covering specific subject matter, are aimed at the development of five fundamental capabilities: mathematical, scientific, language and communication, technological, and those of service to the community. Two basic educational concepts underlie this pedagogical perspective:

  1. Curricular integration—the integration of different disciplines (when required by the specific capability), of theory and practice, of the abstract and the concrete, of the material and the spiritual dimensions of life.
  2. Emphasis in concepts, not information. The program seeks to develop in each student the capability to analyse, which will allow him or her to appropriate scientific knowledge and use it to promote individual and community development.