Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

 
Philosophy
The Teaching Guild's philosophy on teaching and learning states that meaningful learning occurs when individuals are engaged inside and outside the classroom.
The Teaching Guild encourages and promotes constructivist teaching and believes that it empowers the learner to build and interpret his/her understanding of knowledge and reality.

The foundational premise of teaching and learning is anchored in an understanding that learners actively construct their own knowledge by anchoring new information to preexisting knowledge, that learning does not occur in isolation, and that learners interact with the knowledge, the learning environment and with other learners. Meaningful learning occurs when individuals are engaged in social activities inside and outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to take personal responsibility, exercise initiative and be in control in the instructional settings through a variety of learning experiences.