Core Foundations Of The Model:
1. An Interdisciplinary approach to the curriculum that connects subjects
2. Personalized learning made possible by daily live connection with the teacher in a small class environment and weekly 1:1 sessions with the teacher
3. Project-based 1 to 3 week units focused on a specific topic or issue
4. A hybrid model that blends together online and off-line, teacher-led and collaborative group learning periods
5. Project-based 2-4 week units focused on a specific topic or issue
A 21st century education is about giving students the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to navigate life’s challenges. With so many of our traditional systems in flux, and an overload of information from unhampered sources, students need to be equipped with the critical thinking skills to make sense of that information, share it, and use it in effective ways.
Students require an education and a mindset that prepares them for a future. Our integrated, systems thinking, solutions-based curriculum relies heavily on design-thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving, and prepares students for post-secondary education and the careers of the future.
Design Thinking is a mindset as well as an approach to learning, collaboration, and problem solving. In practice, the design process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions. Various design thinking processes and models are used at Fuller as a framework in our course delivery, and as a roadmap for our individual and group projects. And students love it!