As SCAD produces more Majors and more specific focus groups, they should parallel this thought in their intro system.
If they want to channel a students talent and interests specifically then they should give the students the opportunity to show their skillsets in a way that isn’t too literal.(i.e. writing a paper on it.)
“in the moment learning” stems from the ability to create, to take the intangible and make it concrete.
Each student percieves a major differently. They are presented with tasks they must complete, and skill-sets they must acquire.
This is a very unnatural learning process, but designers are taught how to think.
If they can grasp this concept of opening the mind to new methods, then they can grow exponentially as a designer.
If there are no limits to what one may interpret, then nothing is a problem. It is an opportunity.
I believe this to be the goal of design.