Doulos Discovery School is committed not only to helping students learn core content, but also to teaching them how to apply their knowledge. Expeditionary learning is an approach which helps students reach beyond the classroom to see how their learning can tangibly impact the world. The expeditionary process is a targeted learning system which allows our teachers to direct student learning each day with purpose and clarity.
Each expedition includes focused teaching around a central theme, instruction from experts, fieldwork for application, biblical integration and a final product to showcase student work. An expedition night event occurs at the end of each semester to highlight student learning for parents and the community.
Expeditionary learning is a key component to drive our mission in creating servant leaders who are ready to impact their school, their community and the world.
All expeditions begin with 3-5 guiding questions which direct the search for understanding within an expedition. Everything within the expedition is studied for the purpose of answering these guiding questions.
Term for when students leave the classroom and put their knowledge to use or gather more information in the outside world.
People other than the teacher who are experts in a certain field which bring more knowledge and perspective to the topic the students are learning.
A time for students to take an outwardly focused approach to their learning by serving the community around them in a way that still pertains to their learning expedition.
Products and services which students have been working on through multiple drafts and iterations throughout their expedition to help answer the guiding questions. It shows a culmination of their work and learning. These take many forms, such as: essays, books, 3D models, posters, videos, websites, presentations, formal letter, petitions, and much more.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
We’d love for you to come see how our model of expeditionary learning and intentional Christian education can help you meet the educational goals of your child.