ISJ Internation Schools Journal Envisioning the K-Graduate Education Paradigm
ACS Athens

ISJ April 2017: Book review – Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through the i2Flex Classroom Model


Reviewed by Tristan Bunnell


The American Community School of Athens, Greece (ACS Athens), a K-12 international school founded in 1962 but with a history going back to 1945 as the British Army School, has created its own educational paradigm, grandly named the Global Morfosis Paradigm (gMp). This term (morfosis) was defined by ancient Greeks as the holistic, meaningful and harmonious approach in learning. At the heart of this ambitious paradigm is ‘authentic leadership’ (Gialamas and Pelonis, 2009), which ACS Athens terms Aristeia Leadership (see Pelonis and Gialamas, 2010, in this journal). To implement Morfosis, ACS Athens has organically developed the isquareFlex, a non-traditional learning methodology which integrates face-to-face and internet-based instruction with teacher-guided studentindependent (i.e. ‘blended’) learning (see Gialamas and Avgerinou, 2015).