The school’s learning and teaching is a rare bird and definitely out of the ordinary. It has each student and the student body in the middle of everything and playing the leading part. This is deepened through a collectively based organization of the school’s program. The content and methods used within teaching and learning demand that all, students and teachers alike, act together both theoretically and practically within the program topics and their elements of life and learning, as well as within all matters of running the school and its everyday.
At IICD Michigan, you can expect to do a lot, learn a lot, and experience a lot. Your studies and work are about life important stuff. You will be challenged on many fronts, you will be busy and productive, and you will through the program grow and develop as an individual and as part of the collective comprising your teammates and teachers.
So we urge you to get the most of it. Do not hold back, but throw yourself into the program with gusto and take part in planning, constructing and shaping it in every way. Immerse yourself in all the many areas of school life. Enjoy the practical work and become good at it. Learn about and speak out about the pressing and urgent issues facing humankind and our fellow species on this globe. Ponder, investigate, study and discuss – with your teammates and with the many people you meet. Find solutions for how we must act, and try out the solutions. Do things you never thought you could do, like going on investigation, traveling on the cheap, meeting strangers and making friends with them. Find out what the news media does not tell you, and realize how much you can do when you act in unison with others.
In short, we encourage you to grab all the opportunities the program has to offer, and go for it full throttle, getting the very most out of it.