How does the Crea8tors-In-Action philosophy underpin the learning at The Grange?
The Cre8tors-in-action philosophy drives every decision making at The Grange – from administrative, curriculum, co-curriculum to operational decisions. Where authentic, the teachers actively help make connections between what the learners are learning to the 8 key competencies.
A lesson could be focused on developing students’ abilities to follow a design process that lead to construction (and even re-construction). An activity in class could explore how the construction of modern buildings need to respect the environment and the man-made and natural features these buildings replace. A discussion could be had about how architects in real life do not work in isolation but instead need to work collaboratively with others. Many modern architectures are pushing boundaries to come up with original ideas.
Another lesson could be centred around how people take actions as a result of understanding about local, community and global issues that exist around them. This is what we term Service Leadership. But good leaders know that to be effective, we often have to work in partnership between individuals, between organisations and even between countries. Good action requires the thorough recognition and understanding of issues. Good leaders also encourage others to join in the good cause by creating opportunities where we all can be involved in active (community, national or global) citizenship.
The 8 Key competencies are also supported by 8 Personal Goals which we expect everyone in the TGI community to demonstrate. Hence, when we also constantly help students develop these 8 important personal attitudes and attributes, we know we are also paving the way for them to strengthen their development of the 8 key competencies described as part of our Cre8tors-in-action.