We believe that community-centered partnership is a foundation for quality learning. We’re happy to share resources and information that may help make your child’s homeschool education more well-rounded and engaging.
The Discovery Center is based on many pedagogical perspectives, more generally considered progressive education. The core principles focus on student-centered learning, invoking intrinsic motivation.
Passion (from the Latin verb patere meaning to suffer) is a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion, compelling enthusiasm or desire for anything. –wikipedia
Intrinsic motivation is the self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges, to analyze one’s capacity, to observe and to gain knowledge. It is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on external pressures or a desire for reward. –wikipedia
Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education is the act of teaching oneself about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts. –wikipedia
Our Resource Pages:
- Passion and Self-Directed Learning
- Free Online Course Resources
- Academic Resources
- Pedagogy Readings