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Philosophy Makes a Difference
The education system as a whole
What Makes Praxis International Institute different? To start, we "think" differently. We recognize that not all students learn in the same way. Just as we have different senses for taking in information about the outside world, learners too have different methods for taking in information that they need to learn. there are many different learning styles and we believe we need to be supportive of them all. (See "Frames of Mind" written by psychologist Howard Gardner, (1983), where he brings forward the idea of "Multiple Intelligences".)
Praxis = Where Theory and Reality Meet
Here at Praxis, classes are student centred, not educator centred. Information is distributed to students through methods that best suit each individual learner rather than trying to deliver using one method to a whole group.
Students are encouraged to experiment and sometimes to fail; we don't penalize students for making mistakes. Humans typically learn more from their mistakes than from their successes. If we take away the fear of failure and encourage its use as a learning tool, students will naturally reach for greater and greater achievements instread of only attempting what they already know they can succeed at.
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