Student-Organized Electives

Student Study Group

 

I have previously discussed how the motivation to learn will benefit from increased student flexibility; however, specific examples of this weren’t given. This theory could manifest itself through student-organized elective courses. Allowing students to create classes that they are truly interested in will promote exploration, and the students’ organization of the classes is conducive of responsibility. I have recently become aware of a similar program called “Group Independent Study Projects” at Brown University. Creating a similar program at Ridgefield High School is something that I will explore with school administration, as it would bring life to the ideas set forth in my book. Further details along with the logistics of this plan will be released when my book is published in April 2015.

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