Seven Survival Skills for the Future
The cornerstone of the Space School program is its rich context based application of business management principles, that include the Seven Survival Skills by Harvard Professor Tony Wagner.
From critical thinking to effective communication, right through to innovation and leadership, your children will be motivated to learn and absorb these skills by applying a problem based learning approach.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Critical thinking and creative problem solving are the hallmarks of the scientific process. Students can use abilities developed in science to think logically and reasonably about concepts they are learning, and to apply them to their everyday lives. Compelling, and often complex, problems are at the root if many science investigations.
Collaborative & Teamwork
Students collaborate with peers and experts during scientific discourse and appropriately defend arguments using scientific reasoning, logic, and modeling.
Leadership & Responsibility
Science involves a code of conduct that is openly and frequently discussed, with high standards for ethical responsibility around referencing the work of others, drawing conclusions based on evidence, recognizing the potential for bias, avoiding political and financial influence, and constructing and conducting safe investigations.
Initiative & Entrepreneurialism
As the nature of science is to raise questions, science cultivates initiative and self-direction, and encourages lifelong learning. Curiosity motivates scientific thinkers to make careful observations and try things out as a way to seek answers to questions and to develop solution to identified problems.
Students model the practices of research science by informing others about their work, developing effective explanations, constructing and defending reasoned arguments, and responding appropriately to critical comments about their explanation.
Accessing & Analyzing Information
Students can articulate the importance of accurate data collection and record keeping in science, and are able to demonstrate good practices for data collection, and identify common sources of error.
Curiosity & Imagination
Science is, by its nature, a creative human endeavor. Scientific and technical innovations are advanced through process that build on previous knowledge and the application of theory to real world situation. Modern societal and environmental challenges require new and creative scientific and technical approaches, as well as investigations that are more cross disciplinary.