Approaches to Learning • How do I learn best? • How do I know? • How do I effectively communicate my understanding?
Community and Service • How do we live in relation to each other? • How can I help others? • How can I contribute to the community?
Health and Social Education • How do I think and act? • How am I changing? • How can I make wise decisions to look after the physical and mental well being of myself and others?
Environments • Where do I live? • What are our environments? • How are environments interconnected? • What resources do we have or need? • What are my responsibilities?
Human Ingenuity • Why and how do we create? • How has the human mind influenced the world? • What are the consequences of human thought and action?
Holistic Learning • All knowledge is interrelated. • The curriculum helps develop the “whole person” and create a “well rounded” individual. • Discovers relationships between areas of knowledge, the individual, communities, and the world. • Helps build intrinsic motivation, encourages deeper, lasting understanding, and facilitates transfer of learning.
Intercultural Awareness • Develops a knowledge and attitude about your culture, as well as the culture of others. • Helps acquire a global perspective.
Communication • The ability to understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes. • Language is integral to exploring and sustaining personal development, cultural identity and intercultural understanding, as well as being the major medium of social communication. • Develop verbal and nonverbal ways to share and acquire knowledge through language and other modes of thinking.