Philosophy of Learning
Learning is defined as “the creation of meaning that occurs when an individual links new knowledge with existing knowledge.” We believe a student is best equipped to learn by using an interactive model. This model stresses the importance of both, 1) content (subject-matter knowledge), and 2) process (thinking and doing), which results in understanding. Thus, the teacher utilizes instructional methods that are both explanatory and exploratory as they strive to meet curricular objectives. Biblical examples of this model abound as Jesus, the Master teacher, taught His disciples as well as the multitudes. Jesus followed up His teachings with probing questions to evaluate the level of understanding gained. The teacher’s ongoing assessment of learning is dually focused on information retrieval and content understanding. As the teacher draws from a variety of interactive, instructional, and assessment tools, he/she will ultimately initiate learning that aligns with the unique learning style of the student. We believe that exposure to a variation of instructional methods is beneficial to the student’s capacity to learn.