This document describes the general education philosophy
entertained at the college and how it is implemented. Not much
here yet, any suggestions?
Overall Education form
Divided up in stages
basic lores, basic mathematics, phys.ed. Are evaluated by the
teachers constantly. No 'tests' as such. Minor projects all along the
way. All newcomers are treated this way until they have proven themselves
to qualify for the next stage. The freshmen are generally exposed to only
one or a few teachers in this period.
More projects, alone and in groups. Projects cross over into
different fields, and the pupils receive education on needed parts. To
some extent will they have to acquire information themselves. Several
of the faculty are involved in any one pupil's education, as needed. Some
mass education is performed, generally by various groups of pupils (seldom
more than five in a group) working on different stuff, with a teacher
walking among these groups giving advice.
Generally from age 16 and up, the students have a lot of freedom
as to the direction they wish to take. They tend to design their own
project assignements and do much of the work of information gathering.
They do still, however, attend the 'mass education' of the Pupils if and
There are no grades. Rather, the low number of students compared to the
number of faculty allows the teachers to have a good idea of any one student's
ability. There are only two levels of accomplishment at the College - either
you pass or you don't.
To determine how much a student knows, there are term projects all terms.
The quality of this project is part of the determining factor. These
projects are assigned by the teachers the first years, and thereafter the
students get more and more influence for themselves.