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Anchor Concept: Discovery (PDF File)

DISCOVERY

Our human journey is one of ongoing discovery. We constantly strive to discover God's wisdom in all things. We discover and develop new talents and abilities, and the Holy Spirit guides us to use them wisely for the good of others. We discover new ways of being creative through the arts and sciences; united with God's wisdom, these can lead to the better ordering of society. Each new discovery about ourselves and the world around us is an occasion for wonder and awe at our own creative powers, which reflect those of our Maker. Our ongoing desire to discover new ways of knowing truth, beauty and love are an important part of our humanity. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, these discoveries are to be celebrated, encouraged, and cultivated, because through them, we are able to transform the world in Christ.

Related Concepts:

REVELATION / WISDOM
WONDER
TECHNOLOGY
SCIENTIFIC COMPETENCE
QUALITY OF LIFE
WEALTH
PROGRESS
CREATION / CREATIVITY
ETHICS
LIFELONG LEARNING
INTERDEPENDENCE
PATTERN
AESTHETICS
DESIGN
SERVICE
AWE
MYSTERY

Corresponding Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations:
 
CGE1g Understands that one's purpose or call in life comes from God and strives to discern and live out this call throughout life's journey
CGE2a Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel values
CGE3b Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good
CGE3c Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems
CGE3e Adopts a holistic approach to life by integrating learning from various subject areas and experience
CGE3f Examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society
CGE4b Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
CGE4d Responds to, manages and constructively influences change in a discerning manner
CGE5a Works effectively as an interdependent team member
CGE5d Finds meaning, dignity, fulfillment and vocation in work which contributes to the common good
CGE5g Achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one's own work and supports these qualities in the work of others
CGE7j Contributes to the common good