GIFTS was recently featured in two UBC studies by Dr. Kit Grauer. Dr. Grauer and her colleagues studied GIFTS’ model of learning by doing, concluding that “the value of [GIFTS and other such institutions] is in the lessons they offer for creating a democratic place where the curriculum and pedagogy foster communication, collaboration, and collective problem solving.” The studies feature in-depth research on the educational model of the school as innovatively different from the traditional classroom setting.
Read the first report by Dr. Grauer. (pdf format)
Read the second report by Dr. Grauer’s team. (pdf format)