Here are some links to help understand ways to pursue areas of inquiry and interest, no matter what your strengths are in learning! As a teacher, I use Harvard’s Teaching for Understanding framework to guide instruction. I will also ask you to use this model when you are conceptualizing your own work. By the time you are a Senior at FADA, you will engage in a thematic project that demonstrates your understanding of a particular area of inquiry of your choice. It is my goal to introduce this type of thinking early on in the Pathway so that you are prepared for independent learning!
What are the four Dimensions of Understanding?
KNOWLEDGE: What facts and information do people need to grasp about this discipline in order to understand it?
METHODS/PROCESSES: How do people in this discipline work? What kinds of things do they need to be able to do in order to learn and practice this discipline?
PURPOSES: Why does this discipline matter? Why would someone need to learn and work in this discipline?
FORMS: What kinds of products and performances do people produce in this discipline?