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Culture includes any activity where people interact. Languages, for example, falls under culture rather than the academic area.

Language

bulletAim to be really good at a language in one year
bulletContinue that language for another year
bulletUse your language learning skills to learn a new language
bulletContinue with the same study area or chose another

Music

bulletLearn to play an instrument for one year
bulletLearn how to read and write music
bulletContinue that same instrument for another year
bulletUse your acquired skill to learn another instrument

After one year of intense study, the average student should be quite capable of picking up a new language or learning to play a new instrument. After two or three years they would be highly capable. There need be almost no emphasis on exams. If you speak French, then you speak French. If you play piano and someone wants to know if you play, then, you just play for them - and impress them!

A certificate would simply state 'Piano: 1 year of sustained study'. The level achieved is up to the student. With little emphasis on testing the student is less stressed and free to learn. Of course, they would be expected to 'perform'. The number of hours could also be indicated.

Why music in particular? There are two extremes of music student. The first type learns to read music and follows exactly what it to be done. The second is more artistic and would rather discover music through trial and error. The two seldom meet. Both, however, practise playing their instruments for long periods of time. Both learn various complicated sequences that they commit to learning. A high degree of rote learning is expected/taught/self-taught. Focus, concentration, and perseverance to achieve perfection are intrinsically learned. Making even a single mistake can ruin a piece and the student automatically strives for 100% excellence without being told. This has natural carry-over consequences to other areas of study/life. Thus, the study of music cab be a powerful stimulant to the developing mind. During this process the student will put in 90+% of the work. The teacher will just be the facilitator.

Any skill worth having is hard to get, and whatever that skill may be, the process of acquiring it will develop the mind. With real skills, it is the student that must self-teach, and this is what they must be able to do to be successful in the 21st Century.

Other areas of focus

Art / Graphics / Design

Drama

Dance

Debate

Other ...

 

30 mins of running daily for all students

60 mins of running for sports students.

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 02/25/18.