Inovação no ensino
Redefinindo o ensino a cada descoberta
A Avenues está comprometida com o avanço da educação em todo o mundo, não apenas dentro dos limites dos nossos câmpus. Como uma Nova Escola de Pensamento, buscamos redefinir o conceito de escola ao desenvolver, testar e implementar novas práticas que geram resultados melhores para os alunos.
For example, the first Avenues World Element is empathy: the ability to recognize, understand and experience the feelings of others. Like the other elements, empathy spirals through our curriculum from the early grades to graduation. Our defined learning outcomes for empathy build on each other from kindergarten (e.g. identifying with characters in books), through 5th grade (e.g. recognizing that others’ perspectives may differ from yours), through 8th grade (e.g. defining bias and prejudice with concrete examples), and finally through 12th grade (e.g. resolving conflicts by analyzing the emotions and thought processes of those involved).
The table also represents a powerful tool for interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Curricular elements can be combined to form a wide variety of programmatic “molecules”—courses, projects and approaches—focused on real-world problem solving and “reverse engineered” to attain the desired learning outcomes. Returning to the above example, empathy might be combined with other elements like persistence, beliefs and ethics in a community engagement project requiring students to take direct moral action. It might also be combined with creativity, design and entrepreneurship to help a student solve problems in a more user-centered manner.