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Changing Paradigms

Ushering a new era of learning...

Originateve is motivated to design systems of education and living to promote the well being of cultures, communities in relation to nature on a global scale. Practices of hyper-individualism, consumerism and materialistic obsession have eroded citizen morals, ecological and social responsibility. Education modeled on industrial-age values is obsolete and dangerous for the future of the Earth. Moreover academic denial of the importance of non-empirical faculties of reasoning, (such as emotion, intuition, super-sensory and spiritual domains), have created a deficit of knowledge regarding these aspects crucial to human development. This deficit contributes to the psychological/ intellectual disconnect between human societies and the biosphere. Originateve researches these marginalized domains, in order to collect and share data that will be useful for the development of both new skills and those that lay dormant from lack of stimulation. Originateve stresses a revitalization of relevant ancient knowledge to advise our current culture on practices of sustainability and perspectives on how to address the needs and well being of a global community.

Highlights of Originateve Focuses in Education include:

    • Holistic, Cyclical, and Authentic Education.

    • Promotion of Mentor : Learner Relationships rather that traditional
    Teacher : Student.

    • Faculties of Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Innovation in Learners.

    • Workshops and community in-services demonstrating apprentice/master
    learning relationships.

    • Education modeled on Permaculture Design.

    • Using the matrix of story to improve cognitive and creative performance
    and memory enhancement.

    • Using mystery and improvisation to build critical thinking and self
    confidence.

    • Incorporation of indigenous values and story to reconnect with place and
    community.

    • Incorporation of the super-sensible domain as valid faculties of
    intelligence supporting a trinity of Cognitive Emotional/ and Spiritual
    intelligences (as realms that the sensory intelligences interact in.)

    • Partnerships with regional and International organizations to support
    Originateve goals and the health of the biosphere and peaceful
    spiritual advancement.

     

Originateve Learning Cycle

Cyclical learning is an aspect of holistic approaches to education. Models developed around cycles allow for multiple layers of growth and discovery without, however, the insistence on a predetermined or standardized objective to be mastered within a certain time. Some experiences and modules of learning, for example, are not always available. Many stories should only be told in certain seasons, some skills may only be practiced when the weather is just right. If crab-apple blossoms are needed, for instance, we must delay our discovery until that particular moment in spring when the rosy buds peek out and begin to call the bees in a frenzy.

To see more on the Advancement and stages of growth within our working model click here.

 

Helpful Links

Sir Ken Robinson Schools Kill Creativity, How to Escape Education's "Death Valley"

The Green School- Bali

The Tinkering School

Once Upon A School

 

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