This page is coming and will include details on what’s needed to surpass the strictest educational institution standards and how the Education for Life Program addresses this so our participants can easily surpass these standards.
We discuss the details of this component with the following sections:
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When applied fully, the Education for Life program should provide what’s needed to surpass even the strictest education standards for traditional educational institutions. This page covers the details around this. It discusses the reasons behind including both traditional test based learning as well as other methodology to create a holistic learning program for well balanced and prepared students who can achieve their goals. This Surpassing Existing Education Standards section of Education for Life Evaluation and Evolution combines with the Objective Data and Analysis section and the Information Maintenance and Sharing section to provide the necessary and objective assessment, analysis, and transfer of education progress and information to programs outside of the Education for Life system.
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, the ability for learners to surpass any existing standards they so choose is crucial to a complete learning program. To assure all areas of importance are covered, traditional and nontraditional learning programs of choice should be included in the learning process in addition to the ACT/SAT assessment system for the learners that are of school age. The curriculum the student and mentor create together should allow a child to exceed expectations on exams and test into colleges before the traditional age, if desired. Therefore, ACT/SAT types of testing can be designed into curriculum at a much earlier age. Here are some examples:
However, because of the limitation of exam based learning, it is extremely important to offer many types of teaching, learning, and recognition into the learning program for each student, even for students who will be attending college. One issue with exams and testing is that research has shown it can narrow thinking. A person with mostly test based learning experience tends to seeks for the right answer rather than thinking critically, outside the box, and/or thinking for themselves. They may give up quickly when they don’t know the answer, and not even try creative problem solving. Over emphasis on this kind of testing has been equated to spoon-feeding as it focus on memorization and regurgitation for short term results rather than on comprehension, understanding, retention, and a broader application of knowledge. At the same time, based on scientific studies of how the brain works, studying deeper helps the retention of information.
The following section shares additional tests that can be used and resources we’ve found that are related.
This page is meant to be combined with the Objective Data and Analysis page and the Information Maintenance and Sharing page to provide the necessary and objective assessment, analysis, and transfer of education progress and information to programs outside of the Education for Life system. Here are some additional related topics:
When applied fully, the Education for Life program should provide what’s needed to surpass even the strictest education standards for traditional educational institutions. This page is meant to be combined with the Objective Data and Analysis page and the Information Maintenance and Sharing page to provide the necessary and objective assessment, analysis, and transfer of education progress and information to programs outside of the Education for Life system.
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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