Success Project

Use student interests as basis for understanding and crafting the student experience Participate in formulating the purposes that form the basis for student-centred curriculum Facilitator for student learning: determine student interests for developing curriculum Learning centred;cooperati ve learning; student-led and initiated discussion Student interests and needs, democracy, morality, social development Social Reconstructionism: “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. We have seen the future, and the future is ours” - Cesar Chavez Use education to help solve significant social problems and as a result, promote democracy efficiently and effectively Identify social problems and use thinking skills and knowledge to solve problems Facilitate progress of students identifying and solving community-based problems Facilitate cooperative learning and group problem solving; encourage students to use problem-solving skills Integrated knowledge of problems and solutions in society in the regular curriculum Humanism: “True learning involves the head, hands and heart” - T Tselepis Emphasise selfactualisation, help students become self-actualised and blend the cognitive and the affective; help students assimilate knowledge into their daily lives; stress human values Develop healthy attitudes towards yourself, others and learning experiences; become selfactualized Help students become selfactualised and make sense of learning; connect individuals to their learning and help them apply their curriculum to themselves, the community, the nation, and the world Group processes; one-on one teacher-student interaction Physical and emotional needs of students and development of learning experience so that students can fulfil their needs and resolve developmental crises Existentialism: “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically of your own” - Bruce Lee Create a climate of freedom and choice where individuals can choose and be responsible for their decisions Accept responsibility for choices and actions; learn to set personal goals and achieve them by developing independence, making decisions, and problem solving Create an environment for independent action and enable students to make choices and accept responsibility for their behaviour Analysis and discussion regarding students’ choices Social studies; humanities Pragmatism: “Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results” - John Dewey 68

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