Using global sustainability as a context and framework, Facing the Future promotes effective teaching and learning through well-tested curriculum models and strategies.
Three components lie at the heart of Facing the Future’s content model:
- Global Issues
concepts and skills essential to effective participation in an interconnected world
- Sustainable Solutions
personal and structural solutions to address global challenges by balancing the environment, society, and economy
- Positive Action
real-world examples and service learning opportunities that enable students to connect with their local and global community
Facing the Future curriculum materials draw from the tenets of a number of proven pedagogical models, including:
- Simulations, problem-based, and inquiry-based learning
- Differentiated instruction that incorporates whole class, group, and individual projects; kinesthetic and art-based activities; verbal and written responses; and a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge and direct student learning
- Understanding by Design
- Interdisciplinary/integrated curriculum
Read our Curriculum and Program Pedagogical Model for a complete description of our approach.