What will students learn to do?
Throughout this course, WtS learners track and reflect on their progress as they develop these lifelong skills:
- Communicate clearly and effectively to understand and be understood.
- Think in informed and integrative ways about complex issues.
- Be responsible and informed citizens who work well with others.
- Play an active and informed role managing and directing their learning.
What content will students learn?
WtS students learn the content knowledge (vocabulary / terminology) associated with:
- the topic they pursue;
- the art of storytelling;
- making multimodal narratives;
- systems and change theory;
- learning in a digital ecosystems;
- team work.
What will students come to understand?
Throughout the course, learners will revisit these big ideas:
- We are smartest when we work together toward a common cause.
- Storytelling is one of the oldest, most effective, and valuable ways to communicate and persuade.
- Successful change agents seek to understand issues in all of their complexity to become clear about purpose, audience, stakes, and strategy.
- Learning (and effecting positive change) requires risk taking, mistake making, timely feedback, and perseverance.
- Learning works best when learners pursue their most pressing questions in a supportive, collaborative, and resource rich setting.