Authentic learning takes time. In order to develop intellectual ability, students must understand the cultural, situational and relational significance of what they are learning–otherwise what you are learning is meaningless.
To put it another way, when you forget context and only study content, what you learn is trivial.
Claire Shen, Founder, Bema Education Ltd.
BEMA’S LIBERAL ARTS FOUNDATIONS
Making the Journey
To borrow from an old adage: the true value of education is in the journey, not the destination. That’s why, rather than just giving students the answers to assignments or a strategy to beat a test, Bema places great emphasis on mentoring our students and helping them realize the importance of their own learning journey. This focus of self-discovery through learning is built around a traditional liberal arts approach that focuses on developing intellectual ability rather memorizing formulas, templates or single answer outcomes. Bema’s strong belief in these principles is what sets us apart from other, more commercial learning institutions.
Setting the Foundations
If you want to climb to great heights, you need a solid foundation. All learning in liberal arts is based on three skills: grammar, logic and rhetoric. Ironically, it is these same three foundational skills that so often cause students to struggle when they reach higher levels of learning. At Bema, we see the evidence every day: students seek us out after being told they need to improve in areas like academic writing, persuasive speaking and critical thinking–all part of the grammar, logic and rhetoric triad. It’s how you learn these basics that matters because they form the platform for all other knowledge.