• philosophy and learning

    Philosophy &
    Learning Approach

College Aims & Approach to education

The college takes a liberal approach to education, introducing a learning that empowers students as individuals and prepares them to deal with the complexity, diversity and change in the modern world. The college aims to provide students with a broad knowledge as well as in-depth study in the specific area of interest.

The college seeks to develop in each individual student the essential skills and understanding, flexibility and confidence to respond positively to the professional challenges of a career in the continuously changing world. Students are encouraged to question, challenge, critically reflect, discuss and comment on the concepts and structures which frame the current practices.

Students are also encouraged to become independent and self-sustaining individuals with the motivation and the abilities to continue their personal and professional development during the program and once they have graduated from Thames.

The college, through its schools, offices and academic programs, aim to


Develop Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through an integrated liberal arts program and general education courses


Develop intellectual and practical skills, including critical thinking, reading and writing, oral communication, working in a team, and the ability to creatively solve unseen problems.


Develop specific core subject knowledge


Develop integrative and applied learning through internships, field placements, community service and volunteering opportunities.


Develop personal and social responsibility, including civic knowledge and engagement awareness of the local community and global issues, ethically and socially responsible leadership and foundations and skills for lifelong learning.

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