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D.R.I.V.E.N. School System: A Reformed Education Model

Start Date

31-3-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

31-3-2016 7:30 PM

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We believe there is a lack of individualized and effective learning experience in the majority of education systems in the status quo. This leads to a disdain for everyday school life, indecisiveness in selecting a field of study post-high school, and the absence of passion for attaining knowledge that extends throughout a lifetime. After conducting research regarding alternative teaching methods and school structures through this joint project, we have developed D.R.I.V.E.N. School System in order to satisfy this need. In 5th grade, we will test students for emerging qualities that indicate they will excel in a certain area. Their education in our schooling system will begin in 6th grade and will tailor to their individual needs as not only a student and future worker but as a lifetime scholar. These students will likely excel in life as they will have a more in depth fundamental knowledge of their predisposed capabilities in addition to the tenacity that stems from a self-driven and in-depth education. By incorporating the use of Montessori teaching methods, adhering to a discipline specific curriculum, and grouping students by ability, we plan to eradicate the aforementioned problems from the education system.

This paper, specifically, addresses the alternative teaching methods and classroom structures that will be used in the classrooms at D.R.I.V.E.N. as well as how these techniques will influence students. Components from education theories such as the Montessori Method, Dewey’s Theory of Education, and Self-Determination Theory will be combined to form an environment that fosters creativity and autonomy while still providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their adult lives.

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Faculty Sponsor: Clint Selman (Tyler Junior College)

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D.R.I.V.E.N. School System: A Reformed Education Model

We believe there is a lack of individualized and effective learning experience in the majority of education systems in the status quo. This leads to a disdain for everyday school life, indecisiveness in selecting a field of study post-high school, and the absence of passion for attaining knowledge that extends throughout a lifetime. After conducting research regarding alternative teaching methods and school structures through this joint project, we have developed D.R.I.V.E.N. School System in order to satisfy this need. In 5th grade, we will test students for emerging qualities that indicate they will excel in a certain area. Their education in our schooling system will begin in 6th grade and will tailor to their individual needs as not only a student and future worker but as a lifetime scholar. These students will likely excel in life as they will have a more in depth fundamental knowledge of their predisposed capabilities in addition to the tenacity that stems from a self-driven and in-depth education. By incorporating the use of Montessori teaching methods, adhering to a discipline specific curriculum, and grouping students by ability, we plan to eradicate the aforementioned problems from the education system.

This paper, specifically, addresses the alternative teaching methods and classroom structures that will be used in the classrooms at D.R.I.V.E.N. as well as how these techniques will influence students. Components from education theories such as the Montessori Method, Dewey’s Theory of Education, and Self-Determination Theory will be combined to form an environment that fosters creativity and autonomy while still providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their adult lives.