NEW PARADIGM EDUCATION
New Paradigm Education takes into account not only learning dynamics that address knowledge acquisition and skill competencies, but also learning to be as well as learning to be together; what is also known as learning for conviviality. This inquiry covers research orientations from social and emotional learning to somatic, kinesthetic and collective learning dynamics.
SYSTEMIC AND HOLISTIC LEARNING
The area of Systemic and Holistic Learning approaches considers trends and conceptions that promote multicultural, transdisciplinary and immersive learning rather than the standard teaching of traditional materials in classroom settings. Research includes curriculum-development and the practical application of emerging conceptions in beyond-the-school real-world settings.
EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING COMMUNITIES / ECOSYSTEMS
Evolutionary Learning Communities learn how to learn in harmony with the dynamics of their evolving environment. When two or more such communities embark on a shared learning path for the joint creation of meaning, an Evolutionary Learning Ecosystem emerges. The collective intelligence harnessed in such engagements offers new horizons for individual and collective learning dynamics. Approaches and methodologies that foster the emergence of these systems of collective learning form the focus of this research area.
CommUnity is a project of the Laszlo Institute that utilizes a vision of educational innovation to empower learning communities.
It does this by harnessing the power of collective intelligence to provide creative solutions to common needs and opportunities in diverse learning environments.
The learning communities of CommUnity engage in co-creation and prototyping practical solutions through a process that embodies individual and collective well-being sourced from empathy and joy. It is focused on, and is being developed by, young people from around the world.
More information on the current focus of the project to gain funding and support can be found here:
Current Research Projects
INSIDE OUT LEARNING EXPERIENCE ECOSYSTEM PROJECT (Carlo Monsanto, Research Lead)
BACK TO FLOW, INTO THE WAVE
NEW PARADIGM EDUCATION RESEARCH TO VALIDATE THE IOLEE INTRINSIC LEARNING FRAMEWORK AND PRACTICES
Have you ever had a sense that you react to present situations as though you were in the past?
Each of us have unresolved painful experiences from the past, the suppression and repression of which cause an alert hyper-focused attention that continually anticipates danger. This keeps an uncertain number of versions of yourself trapped inside their respective incomplete experience. When triggered, these trapped selves reduce our conscious observations and associated flow into negative, adverse or disruptive overreactions. Think for instance of the fight, flight, and freeze or stress response, and how this produces enormous amounts of tension, electric activity, and toxins, referred to as stress. This is from where we tend to respond to the world around us, unless we recognize from where these trapped selves manipulate us into overreacting.
Just like letters relate to words and sentences, there are a set of nine (9) endogenous responses (overreactions), described as the elemental linguistic features of an uncertain number of patterns. These predictable patterns, are related to mentioned trapped past, and incomplete, experiences that remain semi-permanently collapsed in memory, ready to be triggered. This reduces our mind and body’s capacity to guide all systems towards homeostatic balance. Using IOLEE’s framework we can easily recognize the predictable elemental linguistic features associated with specific sensations such as tension, heat, pressure, and heaviness in the body, and specific internal feelings such as fear, sadness, and rejection. Patterns of these feelings and sensations dynamically manipulate us into overreacting. IOLEE also describes how these mechanisms of coping are directly mapped to functions of the neuroendocrine and other systems and how, over time, their unbalancing activity compromises our immune and other systems.
Through a simple internally facilitated process, IOLEE offers guidance towards the discovery, decoding, mapping, and integration (resolution) of these past suppressed and repressed experiences, re-experienced as familiar feelings such as fear, sadness, frustration, rejection, and isolation. The experiential understanding that arises through this process, reduces reactivity to former triggers and effortlessly facilitates desensitization, catharsis, and integration (resolution), leading to clarity and a sense of aware-discerning presence. Combining awareness, focused and open attention, one learns to “hold space” for what wants to be seen and felt. What follows is an effortless integration of versions of one’s self from the past, and their associated patterns of stress, into one’s current reality and present self. This resolves and clears associated patterns and the negative feelings associated with memories of the past. Some resolve instantly, others moderately and again others slowly. Integration or resolution makes more of who one really is, accessible in the present moment. This learning-based transformation reestablishes a deep symbiotic relationship with oneself, others, including the microbial world, the planetary ecosystem at large, and beyond. This will have a deep impact on our capacity as human species to overcome present and future global health, economic, and other challenges.
Research into IOLEE’s self-reflexive, learning and investigative practices, can benefit traditional and alternative curriculums, through its deep experiential exploration of the quantum fabric of experience, as the basis of affective, cognitive, and physiological processing, and social emotional development to evolve the overall learning process, and the development of transformational technology.
You can visit IOLEE’s official web site clicking here.