The Goal of Maturity: As people advance along the Progressive Development scale, they experience a gradual expansion of consciousness that in Education for Life is defined as Maturity, or “the ability to relate appropriately to other realities than one’s own.” The primary means for developing this ability are the Body, Feelings, Will, and Intellect, which are referred to as the Tools of Maturity.
Flow Learning™ is easily adapted from its origins in nature education to a broad-based approach that lets teachers in any discipline help students gain an intuitive as well as an intellectual understanding of the subject matter. There are four phases to the process: Awaken Enthusiasm, Focus Attention, Direct Experience, and Share Inspiration. Read an interview with Joseph Bharat Cornell, founder of Flow Learning and the Sharing Nature Worldwide organization.
Progressive Development and Specific Gravity
Progressive Development is the central principle of Education for Life, providing the underlying map for all-around student development. Generally speaking, growth along this dimension is motivated by a person’s desire to avoid pain and to achieve happiness. Specific Gravity identifies the general level of consciousness along the Progressive Development spectrum that a particular child tends to manifest, so we can help guide them toward maturity.
Education for Lifeis child-centered, in the sense that every aspect of school should be focused on supporting the all-around, balanced development of each student.
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