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Praxis Program

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PRAXIS Philosophy

Aimed at Grade 9 and 10 students, PRAXIS 2030 fosters an interdisciplinary approach to learning, reimagining the school experience at ISKL.  The basis of this program is anchored in complex and real-world challenges with students stepping into a future-ready learning environment.  They should expect to be empowered in their creative exploration and effective collaboration by utilizing problem-solving skills.  

Featuring a smaller learning community and flexible timetable, PRAXIS 2030 focuses on problem-based learning and situates the current science, English, social studies, and art/design curriculum around a series of complex, compelling problems that demand an interdisciplinary approach. Mathematics, world language, and elective courses continue to be taught in the regular classroom setting.

This is what Amy Kocher, Head of Department, has to say about PRAXIS 2030

Amber Kotcher - ISKL Praxis Head of Department
Amber Kotcher – Head of Department
PRAXIS 2030 is a relevant way of learning and an enjoyable teaching method. It encourages students to not only learn about change but how to adapt to change. In the current world climate, this is integral to a student’s learning ability and connection with education. PRAXIS 2030 unites the four-course entities that a traditional classroom environment is incapable of achieving
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Entry Requirements

PRAXIS 2030 entry requirements are based on students who are:

  • looking for a challenge
  • have an aptitude for team-work and problem solving
  • open to new educational experiences
  • enjoy project-based learning
  • sympathetic to world challenges and creative solutions

Learn more about PRAXIS 2030

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Course Syllabus

PRAXIS 2030 ensures that students are:

Traditional and PRAXIS integrated table

Traditional Schedule:

ISKL Traditional Schedule

Schedule with Praxis integrated:

ISKL Praxis Class Schedule

Students enrolled in the PRAXIS 2030 program are expected to investigate the essential questions revolving around the Big Idea. This may include:

BLUEPRINT (or topical investigation):

Adapting to the dynamic world

BIG IDEA:

How can street-art effectively motivate social change around climate?

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

SCIENCE
What effect might human activity have on the carbon cycle homeostasis?

ART
How can different art mediums be used to express an idea?  How has art been used to incite change?

SOCIAL STUDIES
What are the ethical implications when addressing climate change?  In what ways will climate change impact geo-politics?

ENGLISH
How can persuasive writing relate to visual art?  How does climate change affect individuals?

This rigorous program has different classroom activities from the traditional stand-alone subject areas, however, the learning targets and curriculum remain consistent with ISKL’s alternative Grade 9 and 10 classes.