The world is either changing or it’s not. The climate is either changing or it’s not. We’re different because we believe things ARE changing except when it comes to learning and growth – at an individual, leadership or organizational level. Then, things aren’t changing – soon enough, fast enough or big enough. Changes in what is happening around us demands change to happen within us. We are leading that change.
We are all very different but we have much, of real value, in common intimate experiences within is our world. Survival is a function of how well we support the ecosystems that it is made of. Ecosystems are webs of interaction that share health, balance needs and produce growth.
Just as the Earth’s health is a function of an interactive ecosystem, so are we as individuals, leaders and members of teams and organizations. That’s why Life Engineering, the learning platform for the 21st century is ecosystem based, unlike any other learning platform or institution on the globe.
Science and technology are tools that help us understand the powerful, natural ecosystems that surround us. Science and Technology must be central if we are to help the Earth heal. The same is true of our learning ecosystem. Old approaches are unhealthy – even harmful. For the LE Achievement Ecosystem to work it must be centered on the individual and supported by the latest Science and Technology.
So called “modern approaches” to learning are primarily extensions of educational frameworks first developed in the middle ages. The idea that making a video of a classroom (or of a virtual office space) and substituting slides for chalkboards just does not cut it.
As old as the failing model of “classrooms” but profoundly more adaptable as useful is the concept of storytelling. Human beings, of all cultures, have been conveying knowledge through stories for millennia. And yet, these dated classroom approaches persist in pushing information and data instead of shaping metaphor and telling stories that engage our souls as much as our logic.