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Expeditionary Learning

Expeditionary learning inspires the motivation to learn, engage teachers, and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transforms our school into a place where students and adults become leaders of their own learning. It is our intention to provide a model that challenges students – even those starting with low skill levels – with high-level tasks and active roles in the classroom. This model succeeds at every grade level.

Melrose Leadership Academy implements Expeditionary Learning practices. Expeditionary Learning is organized around 10 guiding principles. It promotes deep engagement in learning and supports students to achieve at high levels. Learning is active, challenging, meaningful, public and collaborative. Through Expeditionary Learning practices, students gain critical skills in literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, persistence and master subject-matter content. Teachers develop "expeditions" that promote in-depth, integrated learning. The EL Guiding Principles are:

  1. The Primacy of Self-discovery
  2. The Having of Wonderful Ideas
  3. The Responsibility for Learning
  4. Empathy and Caring
  5. Success and Failure
  6. Collaboration and Competition
  7. Diversity and Inclusion
  8. The Natural World
  9. Solitude and Reflection
  10. Service and Compassion

For more information regarding Expeditionary Learning.

We will be working with the Core Practices booklet which you can view and download:

Core Practices Workbook