At the beginning of the term I was lucky enough to see a tutor from Kaospilot speak about their school’s philosophy. I was really inspired by their whole concept as a school. I later visited their website and jotted down a few key points from their philosophy page that resonated with me.
Look at the students strengths and weaknesses, and find unique support for their professional and personal development
The aim is not only to acquire and transfer existing knowledge, but also to develop new knowledge and new perspectives.
In conjunction with the choice of projects and methods, most of our teaching is intended to be experimental, like a research-oriented laboratory. The aim is not only to acquire and transfer existing knowledge, but also to develop new knowledge and new perspectives.
Our approach is goal-directed and rooted in reality. All of our programmes explore current and potential trends within their fields of study. At the same time, students and participants are encouraged and supported to find their own fields of interest, imagine their own desired futures and values, and test theories and methods to achieve that change.
Learning primarily comes from first-hand experience, and the active participation of students is central. Learning is supported and enhanced by reflection on these experiences. Practice within real-time environments encourages not only an increasing level of aptitude, but also a new understanding of the world.
An enterprising approach empowers students and participants by taking the individual as a starting point and developing a learning environment in which they can move themselves towards new learning, rather than be directed as such. Our programmes and culture are strong on imagination and initiative, and encourage our students and participants to show the same qualities.
Kaospilot (2017) Kaospilot Philisophy. Available at:http://www.kaospilot.dk/philosophy/ (Accessed: 22 July 2017).