This page is coming and will include details on how participants for any aspect of the Learning for Life program will be able to transfer their gained knowledge, skills, and education to any other environment including:
We discuss the details of this component with the following sections:
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Transfer of knowledge is a crucial element to the design of our education program as we aim to make the content adaptable and applicable to all ages and almost any learning environment. The purpose is to design a learning program that can be used to develop knowledge and skills to not only pass, but to do exceptionally well on standardized tests.
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, the purpose of this education component is to make the content adaptable and applicable to all ages and almost any learning environment. This means the teacher and student can use templates and tools here combined with other learning materials to design a learning program that can be used to develop knowledge and skills to not only pass, but to do exceptionally well on standardized tests such as:
Learning should also be fun, and the learning in this education program is designed with this in mind. As learners progress, badges are intended to be awarded for various levels of understanding achieved, up to mastery. This can be electronic badges, or physical badges. Any additional appropriate forms of motivation can be discussed by the learner’s learning team and integrated into the learning process as desired.
The transference of knowledge means that the learner is able to apply the knowledge they learn to whatever standard tests the learner desires to pass. The learning process should include appropriate motivational awards and recognize milestones in the learner’s progress.
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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