My experience in class so far really makes me believe that our instructor subscribes to the Innovation Class theory, "where students have time and space to create their own learning experiences and collaborate...", where they learn by doing and creating, and the focus is on discovery, curiosity, and building knowledge.
She gives us the opportunity to fail, so that we can "tweak the formula and create...a more meaningful experience." It requires us as students to take ownership of our education, and challenges us to prove that we understand the material and have mastered the standards. It gives us the chance to be our very own MacGyver, and figure it out, using a paperclip and a toenail ;).
I've already tweeted at our textbook author, and told him I can't wait to read the next chapter!