EPIC students ask “big questions,” “life’s larger questions,” which are often challenging questions. They are curious about how things work. To aid their memory, EPIC students seem to need to have an understanding of the bigger picture, which is often accompanied by an insatiable appetite to understand the underlying reasons for every situation. They see the whole elephant in the cartoon, not just the individual parts.
They also believe that the application of creative thought best tackles problems. Rigid, ritualistic systems are considered just boring, archaic and outdated; EPIC insights fuel “system busting.”
I was working with a boy in GCSE year who loved history. I asked him what he had learnt in the last year and what made it essential. I was astonished at his understanding of the importance of history; his ability to see the bigger picture and grasp how it related to all aspects of life today with a deep understanding and an ability to explain and translate the concepts.
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The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery You will find more examples in
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