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  • 2. SCHOOLS ROLE: In the existentialist classroom, subject matter is not as important as helping the students understand and appreciate themselves as unique individuals. The teacher's role is to help students define their own essence by exposing them to various paths they may take in life and by creating an environment in which they can freely choose their way(Sadker & Zittleman, 2013, pg 259) Students are able to pick the subject and activities that they want to do
  • 3. PURPOSE: The purpose of this school is that uses the existentialism approach which focuses on the students choosing what they want to learn. Students are shown how to create meaning in their own lives The school uses a student centered philosophy Encourages students to look within themselves and discover their true meaning in life The schools purpose is to build curiosity in a student
  • 4. SCHOOL SETTING: This school is in form of a house next to a lake and surrounded by many acres of land, where students are able to enjoy the beauty of nature Classes can happen in any setting , students usually pick what they want to learn and where for example: 1. In an empty room 2. Conference table where everyone can participate and join the discussion 3. Sitting under a tree 4.Create lessons in rooms full of artwork to enhance students imagination
  • 5. WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM? WHICH COURSES ARE REQUIRED? The existentialist curriculum often emphasizes the humanities as a means of providing students with experiences that will help unleash their creativity and self-expression. Sadker & Zittleman, 2013, pg 259 Learning is self-paced and self directed This school does not have a strict curriculum in place students learn from going on field trips to many cities This school does not use a grading skill
  • 6. WHICH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE EMPHASIZED? Student are able to choose what the want to do for example students will be able to : Play Talk Do art Take a wood working class Use musical instruments
  • 7. RULES, RITUALS, AND BEHAVIORS At this existential school students are able to select what they want to learn and in what setting. The rule that is in place is that anything that the student decides to so has to be done with meaning. Students are responsible for their own learning and are held accountable for their learning as well
  • 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY In this existential school everyone is treated the same, students are not separated based on their grade level. This school is available o anyone that want to learn in a existential environment All ages are mixed freely
  • 9. SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY: In this school students are taught like adults and no matter the age are already given the opportunity to chose their learning and explore who there are ass humans. Students are not place in a small room for many hours of the day they are instead exploring are where they learn the best.
  • 10. REFERENCES: 1. Sadker, D.M. & Zittleman, K.R. (2013). Teachers, Schools, and Society. (10th Edition.) Boston: McGraw Hill.