Teacher: main subject teacher & personal master coach
Day/Room: All master circles will be scheduled on Tuesday
Period: 11 circles every year
Teaching Method: Coaching, guest lectures, lectures, self-study, working group
Assessment: Attendance and active participation in the circles is mandatory.
Research Circles are made up of all first and second year students. They meet 11 times per year for two hours to discuss their progress, give each other feedback, develop skills and prepare their artistic products and other outcomes.
During the Master Circles students practice listening, verbalising, analysis and presentation skills. The Master Circle offers opportunities for experimentation: students can try out theories, demonstrate preliminary findings, test methods of analysis, critically reflect on criteria and concepts. Using tools like the curtain method, elevator pitching, balance wheel, role games and mutual feedback, students are stimulated to work as a team. Knowledge of each other’s project is essential to the effectiveness of the team.
The Master Circle can be opened up to other students and teachers when students want to share their ideas.