Elysian Heights Learner and Social Characteristics

Learner Characteristics

Thinkers – They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators – They understand and express ideas and information confidently. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Balanced – They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective – They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Commitment – Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self- discipline and responsibility.

 

Social Characteristics

Cooperation – Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.

Creativity – Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

Empathy – Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.

Independence – Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.

Respect – Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.