The Philosophy Of Education And Basic Values Of Expeditionary Learning

1195 Words Oct 12th, 2015 5 Pages
At Harborside Academy we have Design Principles. These principles express the philosophy of education and main values of Expeditionary Learning. They shape the schools foundations and culture to provide a main purpose for the school and education.
The Primacy of Self-Discovery is the first Design Principle. It is about how most affective learning happens when there is emotion, challenge, and support. In Expeditionary Learning schools teachers help students discover that there is more in them then they know. Teachers do that by putting students in unexpected situations to discover who they truly are. Next, is The Having of Wonderful Ideas. I think it means that at an Expeditionary Learning school they teach students to try experiments and to talk about what you observed; that it’s okay to think outside the box and be confident with your idea. The Responsibility For Learning states that, there are several ways that students learn, on their own and as a group. By doing this it helps encourage students and teachers to be responsible for their own education. Empathy and Caring is when students learn best when they are in a safe environment and where their ideas are respected. At Expeditionary Learning schools we learn in small groups to help gain trust with others and learn how to care for one another. In order for younger students to have the comfortable and trust, older students help mentor them.Success and Failure is when students need to be successful in their work and in…

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