At Schalmont we are seeking to cultivate a generation of citizens who can use their critical thinking skills and apply them to processes. Today’s young citizens require critical thinking skills to operate in an environment cluttered with competing information that requires them to compare evidence, and make decisions in complex policy areas from health policy to financial regulation policy to environmental policy.
Schalmont students respect divergent thinking that engages others in thoughtful discussion. They demonstrate the ability to work interdependently within a group to promote learning, increase productivity, and achieve common goals while seeking feedback from others to adapt ideas and accomplish tasks.
Schalmont students demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a commitment to learning as a lifelong process and they develop self-awareness as a learner and adapt their learning strategies accordingly. They are capable of planning, prioritizing and managing efficiently to achieve the goals of specific projects or problems. They seek out opportunities to apply newly-acquired knowledge and skills to further understanding, and take deliberate and intelligent risks and learns from the outcome.
Flexibility and Adaptability
Schalmont graduates can adapt to varied roles, jobs, responsibilities, schedules, and contexts. They work effectively in climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. They’re able to incorporate feedback effectively and deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Schalmont students learn to collect, assess, and analyze relevant information. Graduates are able to use systems thinking to reason effectively. They identify, define, and solve authentic problems and essential questions. They reflect critically on learning experiences, processes, and solutions.