- Prepare students for a lifetime of rapid-paced, innovation.
- Provide students with rigorous, challenging, responsive pedagogy.
- Students and teachers co-create a learning environment characterized by inquiry and hands-on exploration.
- Students and teachers use evolving technologies to research, communicate, and innovate.
- Students and teachers are empowered to collaborate, co-create, and provide each other with feedback for learning innovations.
- Students and teachers develop, test, and implement learning innovations.
Program Guiding Principles (aligned with Transferable Skills):
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Curiosity and Imagination
- Creativity and Innovation
Program Learning Dispositions:
Risk-taking and resilience
- To what extent are students willing to take learning risks?
- To what extent do student learn through experimentation that can result in both failures and successes?
- To what extent will a student persevere at a challenging task or problem?
- In what ways can students identity problems, frame questions, and design actions based on both experimentation and evidence?
- To what extent can students “see” a problem, represent it, describe it in different ways in order to create a plan?
Application of Knowledge and Skills
- To what extent do students use knowledge and skills of design thinking and multiple tools to identify and solve problems?
- In what ways does engagement in innovation learning designs build student capacity to apply knowledge and skills to novel and challenging problems?
- To what extent can student and teacher collaboration improve student risk-taking, resilience, visualization, and application of knowledge and skills?