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Conceptual Framework

Conceptual Framework

The mission of the LSUS School of Education is cultivating responsible professionals who are committed to diversity, critical thinking, and pedagogy.

Responsible Professionals are those who encourage the academic and personal growth of leaders committed to outstanding teaching, community development, and public service in a global community where intellectual resources and skills are enhanced in a cultural, technological, and social learning environment. Responsible professionals are ethical life-long learners who demonstrate initiative; participate in collaboration and professional development; and display professional dispositions.

AREA ONE: Diversity

  • Fair and equitable treatment of all students
  • Sensitive to diverse learners (cultural and also learning differences)
  • Advocates for all learners and schools

AREA TWO: Critical Thinking

  • Content knowledge
  • Reflective
  • Problem solving
  • Inquiry

AREA THREE: Pedagogy

  • Content knowledge
  • Conditions for learning
  • Create a safe environment (safe to learn and express themselves)
  • Best Practices
  • Theory to practice, practitioners
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