Learning to find a sustainable balance : a case study of the Reynolds flexible studies program
MetadataShow full item record
Subjectflexible studies; new BC curriculum; novel learning environment; student experience; transformation; whole person learning
The Province of British Columbia is currently implementing a revised curriculum for the K-12 school system to provide opportunities for schools to reassess and initiate unique and novel learning programs. The Grade 9/10 Reynolds Flexible Studies Program is already a Greater Victoria School District (SD 61) “program of choice,” providing opportunities for students to be engaged with their peers, teachers, community and the environment in meaningful ways. Throughout this case study, I used several data collection methods – surveys, focus groups, and interviews – to glean a detailed understanding of the Flexible Studies Program from the perspectives of parents, teachers and students. Further, I took a phenomenological approach as a participant-observer to attempt to discover what aspects of a flexible learning environment are most meaningful to students, how they experience change throughout the program, and how they engage emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively during the year. A significant outcome of this study is a final synthesis of best practices and insights that constitute a list of recommendations that may be used for developing, designing, communicating and teaching in response to the revised BC curriculum through Flexible Studies Programs.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lamacchia, Aaron (2019-08-07)This paper puts together a comprehensive analysis of the Peace Region Internet Society [PRiS] with a list of recommendations that the organization can undertake to help solve internal challenges. PRiS is a non-profit ...
Goode, Sigi; Willis, Robert A.; Wolf, James R.; Harris, Albert L. (Journal of Information Systems Education, 2007)Flexible teaching and learning is not a new concept, but it is one that we, as educators, do not focus on enough. Designing and delivering innovative, exciting and relevant learning experiences is needed if we are to make ...
Blended learning and the BC Education Plan: Delivering flexibility and choice in intermediate language arts Cockram, Derek E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)The introduction of the BC Education Plan represents a substantial shift in pedagogy within British Columbia. The Ministry of Education has indicated that educational priorities are changing and new skills and competencies ...