Examples of Learning Expeditions
At the heart of a Renaissance education are learning expeditions. These are interdisciplinary courses that take a deep dive into a real-world topic or question. Expeditions are designed to explore big questions, big issues in the world. While they have a science or humanities focus based on the nature of the questions driving the course, all are addressed in a transdisciplinary way. These deep, focused courses are more akin to learning in college and life.
The Renaissance program emphasizes real world learning: learning not just about the world, but directly from the world and for the world. Students work on real-world projects, interview experts, and conduct original research. And students regularly leave campus to learn in the field -- across town, across the country, and across the globe. Students develop the skills and habits they need to be ready for college and for life.