Through purposeful development of Self-Management Skills, Studio 5 provides the environment for students to develop their ability to plan, manage and reflect on the use of their time.
Each day, a combination of the following learning experiences will be available:
- Focus lessons on specific skills or knowledge
- Workshops by guests, teachers, parents and other students
- Independent learning time
- Collaborative work
- Field trips
- Core learning lessons
A typical day in Studio 5 will look like this:
This approach promotes self-directed learning in the following ways:
- Beginning each day looking at priorities and making plans gives students increased control over their learning.
- Ending each day by reflecting on successes and failures, documenting learning and identifying priorities for the next day gives students increased control over their learning.
- Opening up time across the grade level so that students can learn in a variety of ways makes learning experiences richer and more diverse.
- Opening up time across the grade level means students can be taught by different teachers according to their needs or interests.
- Opening up time across the grade level means experts can be brought in to provide workshops based on what students are learning at the time.
- Opening up time across the grade level means students can run workshops for and with their peers.