Looking is Learning is a visual-based educational program with an emphasis on
observation and multi-disciplinary learning.
Looking is Learning is a method in which we approach education through observation using art, artifacts, maps, and primary sources.
We begin each class with the same question: What do you see? Through active observation, students learn about both the object and themselves. Greater self-awareness leads to greater self-confidence.
We follow up each observation with probes such as:
* What makes you say that?
* What else do you see?
Students explain in detail their observations. These explanations are the foundation of a deeper analysis of the subject. Students begin to converse with each other about their insights.
And so begins the greater exploration. From each students’ individual observation, we embark on a multi-disciplinary platform of learning that bridges together art, history, science, math, philosophy, writing and literature.
We offer unique cirriculum that alligns with what students learn in their traditonal schooling classrooms. However, we bring together their knowledge across all disciplines in an engaging discussion whereby students strengthen their understanding of both their academics and of themselves.
Whether we are in a musuem, a virtual program, an outdoor pod, or an indoor pod, whether we are in a private class or a group class, it begins with observation