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Wright Performative Education

Academics: The Wright Curricular Model

Wright Graduate University utilizes a learning model based on principles of adult learning and designed to accommodate the needs, requirements and learning styles of midlife and mid-career professionals. Programs at WGU combine theory with practice in a learning model that emphasizes academic understanding, research and writing skills, performative learning and application.

The academic model used at WGU is offered through the completion of a variety of learning activities, including:

  • Participation in weekly discussion forums on our online learning platform and responding to the submissions of faculty and peers.
  • Participation in weekend learning sessions. Monthly weekend learning sessions occur monthly at the Elkhorn campus in Wisconsin. at our Elkhorn, Wisconsin, campus. Students participate real-time, either in residence on campus or online. Synchronous (real-time) participation is required for at least one weekend learning session per quarter in order to pass the class. See full description and requirements for weekend learning sessions here
  • Completion of research, reports, assignments, and quizzes, online or in-person.
  • Participation in the weekly two-hour performative learning training sessions, held every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm (in applicable courses).
  • Completion of biweekly, half-hour mentoring sessions with a faculty member or doctoral student (in applicable courses).
  • Completion of 45-minute, biweekly coaching sessions (in applicable courses).
  • Submission of weekly online assignments.

Wright Graduate University is a division of the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Chicago, IL.

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