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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.
  • Attendance at residential weekend study sessions at the Elkhorn campus in Wisconsin. (Students are required to attend one weekend session at least once every three months. There are weekend sessions generally the first weekend of each month.)
  • 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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