Joy in Scholarship

Ensign Peak Academy invites and teaches students to become the kind of scholars who are able to recognize, appreciate, seek for and enjoy that which is good, true and beautiful. We do this in three ways:

beautiful-15704_19201. The mentors engage students’ interest in the carefully selected course topics, and then guide the students in discovering and discussing how those topics can enliven their thinking, and bring meaning, interest and variety to their lives. Students can see, hear and share typed comments with their mentors and other students in the live online classroom.

 

 

 

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2. The courses and teaching are designed to correlate with the methods, curriculum and purposes for learning, as outlined in D&C 88:78-80

Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand;

Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms—

That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you

Elder Paul V. Johnson explains the importance of this pattern for education in the following video:

3. Mentors invite students to select from a variety of assignment choices or to create their own assignment. When students explore topics of individual interest, they experience greater fulfillment as scholars. Assignments thoughtfully written to…

  • Invite interaction with family members
  • Provide ample opportunity for creativity
  • Acquaint students with valuable and interesting new knowledge
  • Open awareness of how their new knowledge relates to their own lives and to the restored gospel