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Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
I can almost hear everyone going, this sounds like so much hocus pocus and all theory, where is the practical value. There has been quite an outcry as to the fact that the American students score very poorly relative to the Koreans, especially in Mathematics. This has created the myth that the Koreans are naturally (implication genetically) superior in Mathematics. This is actually tied into the Relevance issue. ….:
The fact that the first two words in GREAT are Global and Relevant is not accidental. The Great curriculum is built around Relevance for and to the people of all nations. And Education is in its pure sense in that it is intended to be unbiased, whereas most education is biased in some form or the other to various degrees, whereas in some places or systems, it is explicitly biased as in many religious education systems or for specific training courses which are designed to promote a certain set of beliefs or to master a specific function. In the GREAT education system, both the set of beliefs and the function to be mastered are explicit and clearly defined as follows :
The belief is that each and every person should have equal opportunity to pursue the achievement of their desired level of prosperity. The purpose of GREAT is to provide each individual the intellectual tools for that pursuit.
The training is to acquire mastery of the function of the pursuit of prosperity
To most people whether they admit it or not the most relevant part to everyone is them and their ENVIRONMENT.
This remains true from the time we are born till the moment we die, all that changes in between is the scope and degree of relevance. This establishes the reference point of relevance, us we or me, or I.
All that remains to be identified and defined is the environment and then the foundation of the curriculum will be solidly laid.
Our environment is always an organization, which is a dynamic entity, constantly changing and manifests itself in different shapes and forms which is more often than not the cause of confusion and conflict. Very often, without being defined explicitly, organizations are identified by examples leaving the definition subject to interpretation; therefore an explicit definition of an organization is necessary.
So an ORGANIZATION is a collection of people (INDIVIDUALS) using resources (PARTS of things) somewhere (at a LOCATION) to do something (PROJECTS) to meet a specific objective, governed by the interactions (RELATIONSHIPS) amongst these entities guided by certain rules and regulations (VALUES).
Incidentally, this definition to classify the universe in this manner along with an algorithm to manage the dynamics of such an organization is a patented invention. Its purpose is to design information warehouses for developing software applications for managing the information flow and to provide the managers (decision makers) of the organizations with accurate, relevant, and reliable information in a secure and timely manner.
Therefore the GREAT curriculum from A to Z ((Pre KG to as far as you want to go. UG.PG; and beyond) will consist of eight components made up of two parts:
- Acquiring Information about the following seven components of our environment:
- About our surroundings, which will evolve into Geography [This is learning about LOCATIONS]
- About the necessities of food, water, blankets, beds, toys, tools, etc, and will evolve into Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, etc [This is learning about PARTS]
- About ourselves and the people around us – specifically about our well-being: This will evolve into Biology, Healthcare, Psychology, etc. [This is learning about INDIVIDUALS]
- About our Activities, which will deal with work ethic, project management and evolve into Business management[This is learning about PROJECTS]
- Learn about groups we interact with (Family, School, etc ), manners, and ethics, evolving into learning about various(ALL) religions ( not RELIGIOUS studies of a particular religion and will eventually lead to politics[This is learning about ORGANIZATIONS]
- Learn about the interactions among various components of the organization and the management of these relationships. [This is learning about RELATIONSHIPS]
- Learn about the consequences of choices, which requires understanding the characteristics/Attributes of various components of the organization and those of the relationship among the various components. [This is learning about CHARACTERISTICS/ATTRIBUTES]
- Learning the art of information processing. How to use the information acquired in part 1 to make effective decisions to achieve certain objectives, which are the sub-objectives of the main objective – the PURSUIT of Prosperity, the most basic form of which is our well-being.
So what does GREAT education in PKG look like?
The RELEVANT items for children are :
So here they will learn about themselves, how they are taken care of by others, and eventually how to take care of themselves, starting with feeding themselves, potty training, etc…
[This is how the rest of the curriculum evolves, baby step by baby step]
The ultimate RELEVANT items for grownups are SMART DECISION MAKING, which is what the topmost level of the curriculum focuses on …:
- And in between, we talk about various aspects of life such as :
- Talk about various forms of prosperity — Personal (well-being), Financial, Emotional & Spiritual.
- And talk about the four(C’s ) components of COLLABORATION, specifically of human relationship — Corporation, Companionship, Copulation &…Procreation: