Presentation on theme: "Sustainability of the Fitting Natural Inclusion and Educational Enrichment."— Presentation transcript:
Sustainability of the Fitting Natural Inclusion and Educational Enrichment
Discovering Hidden Kinship Self-Delivery from Competitor to Co-creator Ascent – Striving to be Best Breakdown – Doubt and Loneliness Breakthrough – Seeking Sustainability Recovery – Loving, Respecting, Caring in Co- creative Living Educational Relationship
Learning As Evolutionary Process -and vice versa Learning entails the development of abilities that can sustain, transform and enrich our lives in a huge variety of ways These abilities do not come to us pre-packaged Learning is an evolutionary process, vital to the continuity and quality of human life, which can bring pleasure and reward Whether this potential is fulfilled or not depends profoundly on what is learned, why it is learned and how it is learned This depends in turn on the underlying evolutionary paradigm and its associated assumptions
Adaptive Learning Likely to be highly prescriptive, with specific ‘aims’ and ‘objectives’ defined by fixed standards and criteria for ‘success’ and ‘failure’. Likely only to prepare learners instrumentally, for success in the short term Imposes sharp restrictions upon inspirational qualities that nurture capacity for imaginative and coherent thought, curiosity and natural creativity for the long run. Liable to instil and reinforce a competitive, intolerant and materialistic ethos that militates against community belonging and acceptance of individual or collective diversity and vulnerability.
Natural Inclusional Learning Offers a more comprehensive, less hard-line improvisational educational practice Effectively combines directional focus with all-round circumspection Is both instrumental and inspirational in encouraging co-creative learning in diverse communities Provides fluidly tolerant and versatile qualitative and quantitative guidelines for evaluation of open-ended learning processes How come? What is the difference that makes the difference?
Attunement With Natural Energy Flow The ecological and evolutionary sustainability of natural life forms, from the cells and tissues in a human body to the trees in a forest depend upon the diversity, complementary relationship and changeability of all within their neighbourhood, to which they themselves contribute In scarcity they pool and redistribute internal resource supplies within integrated structures and survival capsules – they do not compete to proliferate faster on the dwindling supplies than their neighbours. In abundance they proliferate and differentiate
How Pure Eyesight Can Dislocate Your Knee I invite you to sit in a chair, and to stare fixedly at your knee. Now, still staring, stroke your knee with your fingers. Now, continue stroking, but close your eyes. Now open them again. You might notice a tendency, when opening and closing your eyes, to change your perception of your knee.
The thought that leads to conflict Pitting ‘self’ or ‘us’ against ‘other ’ ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’ – Hamlet ‘The environment is everything that isn’t me’ – Einstein ‘The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life’ – Darwin ‘You are either with us or against us’ – sundry political ‘leaders’
Space Cannot Be Cut! Connectivity and Continuity In abstract thought, continuity implies ignoring or solidly connecting across gaps of space in a frozen field of total ‘Oneness’ In natural inclusionality, continuity is due to the non-local omnipresence of space as a limitless pool of creative potential The Rigid Rule of the Ice Queen melts Into fluidly connective and redistributive energetic configurations of Space-That-Cannot-Be-Cut
Holding Openness Living Light And Loving Darkness
A New ‘Physicality’ Natural inclusionality may provide a new understanding of physical reality – a ‘physicality’ that doesn’t split or deem it necessary to posit the independent existence of a material world free from the influence of a non-material world, or vice versa.
Open Invitation I can only explicate my perceptions and reasoning for opening the door into natural inclusionality in my personally unique way, using whatever means I have available to me, and invite you across the threshold if you wish, where I will be pleased to welcome, help and engage with your enquiries as best I can