I believe there is a natural interplay between a classical education and how our students are utilizing innovation tools like design thinking in the study of technology and engineering.
Berkeley, CA (PRWEB)
September 20, 2017
Founded in 1969, The Academy School has a long-established reputation for offering a rich and rigorous classical education to students from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The start of this academic year heralds a reinvigorated STEM program, additional science faculty, and a fresh take on what a socratic education looks like in 2017. Upper-School Dean John Lynch asserts, “there is this common misconception that the socratic approach and technological innovation stand in stark contrast to one another; I don’t think that is true. I believe there is a natural interplay between a classical education and how our students are utilizing innovation tools like design thinking in the study of technology and engineering.” While it’s hard to imagine what would happen if Socrates sat in on a modern-day coding class, this melding of new and traditional pedagogy is at the heart of The Academy’s strategic directive to “inspire students to become informed, thoughtful, self-reflective, and socially responsible global leaders.”
The Academy School has added faculty members that…