Principles of Best Practice Learning

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Principles of Best Practice Learning STUDENT- CENTERED . The best starting point for schooling is young people’s real interest; all across the curriculum, investigating student’s own questions should always take precedence over studying arbitrary and distantly selected “content.” EXPERIENTIAL. Active, hands-on, concrete experience is the most powerful and natural form of learning. Students should be immersed in the most direct possible experience of the content of every subject. HOLISTIC . Children learn best when they encounter whole ideas, events, and materials in purposeful contexts, not by studying sub-parts isolated from actual use. AUTHENTIC. Real, rich, complex ideas and materials are at the heart of the curriculum. Lessons or textbooks that water-down, control, or oversimplify content ultimately disempower students. EXPRESSIVE . To fully engage ideas, construct meaning, and remember information, students must regularly employ the whole range of communicative media-speech, writing, drawing, poetry, dance, drama,
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