Inspired by the film Most Likely to Succeed, Rockhurst is piloting a new program aimed at empowering students with psychological tools to help them develop a sense of agency and learn how to make better use of their self-directed time.
Students will be introduced to a topic, such as Growth Mindset.
Students will develop an action plan with their peers. They will all agree to create a SMART goal and decide how they will measure their progress towards that goal in the coming week.
Students will then present their learnings to their fellow peers.
An example presentation from the first pilot is below.
Education isn't confined to just class time, athletic/co-curricular practice time, or retreat time. Learning can occur during self-directed time too. Isn't that what happens in the real world?