Approaches to learning
How do I learn best?
How do I know?
How do I communicate my understanding?
Through approaches to learning, students are provided with the tools to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. Central to this is "learning how to learn" and developing in individuals an awareness of how they learn best, of thought processes and of learning strategies. Approaches to learning also include:
organizational skills and attitudes towards work
problem-solving and thinking skills
subject-specific and interdisciplinary conceptual understanding. Recognizing and helping students develop the range of their capacities, positive attitudes and effective habits of mind is the shared responsibility of teachers, and is at the core of all curriculum development and delivery.
Community and Service
How do we live in relation to others?
How can I contribute to the community?
How can I help others?
Community and service starts in the classroom and extends beyond it, requiring students to take an active part in the communities in which they live. Giving importance to the sense of community throughout the programme encourages responsible citizenship as it seeks to deepen the adolescent's knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The emphasis is on developing community awareness and concern, and the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society. Students are encouraged to make connections between their intellectual and social growth, thereby refining their affective, creative and ethical as well as cognitive development. This is achieved through a process of discovery of self and community, and reflections inside as well as outside the classroom.
Why and how do we create?
What are the consequences?
This area of interaction allows students to explore in multiple ways the processes and products of human creativity, and to...
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