This page is coming and will include details on the roles and training for the collaborative team for each aspect of the Learning for Life program.
We discuss the details of this component with the following sections:
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There are several different roles that comprise a learner and their learning team, and each are important within the Education for Life program. The team that is part of a Learner’s development is up to the learner once they are old enough to make the decision.
Learning should also be fun, and the learning in this education program is designed with this in mind. As learners progress, appropriate awards and recognition can be given as motivation to the learner.
One Community is about creating positive and permanent global transformation through open source and self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs. The complete Evaluation and Evolution process is our structure for assessing, maintaining, and improving the educational process and experience for both new and veteran members of our team.
The format described here was initially conceived for use in the Education for Life component of One Community. We then developed it for use in any environment where there are Teachers and Learners, Facilitators and Staff, Managers and Teams, etc. Our hope in open sourcing it is to provide a usable tool for replication that also demonstrates and teaches the benefits of two-directional feedback and collaborative learning and work-environment development. In our opinion, doing this provides a path for improving educational and working relationships within both learning and work environments while also improving the learning and growth process for all participants.
Sharing and helping to support and spread ideas like this is directly in alignment with our Purpose and Mission, our Global-transformation Pledge, and Highest Good philosophy for open source creation, sharing, and making a difference in the world.
As stated above, there are several different roles that comprise a learner and their learning team and the team that is part of a Learner’s development is up to the learner once they are old enough to make the decision. Parent/guardian involvement is strongly suggested for younger children. As the learners mature and become adults, the people they choose as their learning team may shift as desired to include or be replaced by peers/friends/mentors/partners/etc. Key roles, and their involvement in the assessment process include:
First and foremost, remember to have fun with the learning process. It is purposed for everyone’s growth and progress and should be taken seriously, but not so seriously that it isn’t fun. Keep the process light and enjoyable for everyone involved and remember, if you are doing it right, it is fun for everyone. If needed, see this FAQ for how to keep it fun when disciplinary action seems necessary.
The learning team is selected by any the learners of appropriate age with the purpose of assisting the learner in their growth process and education. The learning process should include appropriate motivational elements to keep the process fun while focusing on the learner’s goals.
Q: Are all aspects of this Evaluation and Evolution component necessary?
We consider all aspects listed above as important but how a person or organization chooses to use them is up to that individual or group. To maximize the flexibility and application options, all components are designed to be usable in combinations, as part of the complete model, or as a stand-alone components.
Q: Above you say, “if you are doing it right, it is fun for everyone.” How do you make it fun when it seems disciplinary action is in order?
People’s and organizational approaches to discipline are diverse. If disciplinary action is something you or your organization has decided is necessary, our suggestion is to still maintain a positive and Learner-focused approach. This would mean focusing on the Learner’s goals, how their behavior could be changed to help them better achieve their goals, and then guiding the Learner to come up with the best approach for moving forward and any consequences associated with not living up to this self-created path for progress.
Q: What if I have my own evaluation system that I like better, can I use that instead?
Of course! All aspects of the Education for Life program are designed for use in any educational environment and with or without inclusion of any other aspect of the program.
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