In school, we learn all sorts of important subjects. Yet, we do not learn about the most important subject of all; LIFE itself. We learn how to read, but not how to learn. We learn how to calculate, but not how to think. We learn about famous writers, but not how to write our own story. We learn about all the places in the world, but not how to find our place in it. We learn about the anatomy of the human body, but not our basic human needs. We learn about everything and everyone else but ourselves. Isn’t that just plain crazy???
What if learning started with YOU?
LifeCampus’ Three Foundational Premises
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
Learning must start within
All the things we experience in life are filtered through a subjective filter; the self, and we are stuck with it all the time whether we like it or not. That is why we all have a unique perception of life and a distinct personality. Therefore, it is pivotal to understand what all the things are that make us ‘us’ and how our subjective world and reality is shaped by who we are.
“Tut, tut, child! Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”
Learning must be value-based
In life everything is perpetually changing. That is why we need something that is relatively constant, otherwise we would be running like headless chickens without direction all the time. Thus, our core identity is shaped by our values. Making sure that those values serve both us and the world around us is critical in getting by, otherwise we may (deservedly) earn either of the labels ‘loser’ or ‘asshole’.
“And what is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?”
Learning must be people-centered
The universal educational model that has been adopted all around the globe sucks. Not only has it not changed for about two centuries, it puts the focus on the curriculum. Thus, we believe it is fair to say the least that it is outdated. What we also believe is that it is time to shift the focus from the curriculum to the person, stepping up mentoring, instead of teaching.
Co-creating a world where
education is about learning, not teaching,
the person, not the curriculum,
a foundation for all, not a privilege of a few,
a compass for happiness, not a tool for conformity.
We define our values
because they define us
If you believe punching someone in the face is ok, that is based on your values. So is helping the elderly lady with her bag. Hence, values are, simply put, important. They provide a standard for our behavior, inherently drive what we do and thus, they define who we are.
There are non-negotiable values at LifeCampus to make sure that whatever we do here distinguishes us from the chimpanzees and bonobos and serves the purpose of what we aim to achieve. What are those?