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One key aspect of perception is:
The Process of a person's Understanding
Our perception is shaped by:
Our Conditioning: our personality, our past experiences, our story
Our Intention: our attitudes, motives, and expectations*
*All of which can be playing out consciously or unconsciously
The term perception is used confusingly in English language and can be used for opposing concepts, such as:
Thought - Opinion
Knowledge - Judgement
Viewpoint - Consciousness
We have more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less (wise) judgment;
more experts, but more problems.
The Paradox of our Age
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour.
We built more computers, but have less real communication.
These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;
tall men but short characters;
steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.
- Dalai Lama -
If someone is stereotyped, people form a fixed image of them,
which make assumptions* about the ways they will behave.
*Note: these assumptions can be extremely painful
An awareness process of three steps:
1.Observing a complex situation
2.Making objective descriptions* to navigate complexities
3.Remembering that individuals are more than our observations
(*Staying conscious that our descriptions are never 100% objective)
The CBE methodology responds to challenges with elements such as:
Peer led processes to strengthen motivation
Consistent small groups to build relationships
Group agreements to support trust building and safety
Emotional prompts to inspire personal involvement
Awareness activities to sensitize for self and other
Additional responses to challenges include:
Participatory Culture to continue engagement
Peer videos to model empathic dialogue
Reflection moments to prepare contributions
Practical design to support the communication process
Open spaces to harvest insights
UNESCO: Education for Sustainable Development (Civic Networks)
PURDUE: Intercultural Learning and Transformative Education (Higher Ed)
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY: Pressing Social Issues (Filmmakers + Artists)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION: Global Education K12 (High School Systems)
OU?: Wellbeing and Mental Health support online (Higher Ed + Public Health)
Edit Peer Videos that model empathic dialogue for the large group.
Facilitate a small group in their trust building process.
Record their group process around inspiring course content.
Apply an interactive Peer-to-Peer Methodology
where marginalised students are supported to:
Be successful in the online space
Provide safe spaces to model well-being support
Cultivate their 21st century employable skill-set
Foster deep social connections and purposeful action
Enable direct feedback loops to respond to changing needs
Providing a scaffolded structure through which students
grow skills to support each other as prevention:
Peer Support Services
Peer Story Workshops
Peer Listening Benches
Peer Group Sessions
Simultaneously students can lower stigma
and encourage peers to look for Staff Interventions when needed.
CBE suggests to build on both organisations expertise
and enter collaboration phases such as:
I. DEMO: 12 students
II. PILOT: 200 students
III. SCALING: 2000+ students
Each phase will be shaped by practical application, assessment and adaptation to students' changing needs.
We co-facilitate dialogue processes through which participants:
deepen mutual understandings that support safe spaces
in which building trust and joined actions can become reality.
We affirm that we are living at a time
in which human capacities enabled an explosion of knowledge
while lacking the space to reflect, connect and integrate those human gifts.
We believe that our world needs nurturing spaces
to move from theoretical knowledge to practical integration (=wisdom).
(Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari)
In our experience:
Technology can isolate, traumatize, and mindlessly distract people.
Yet, when used intentionally it can also
inspire, nurture, and deeply connect people.
We empower each other by co-creating
caring, supportive, and collaborative Virtual Spaces.
Through Social Learning we grow through another person.
Through Experiential Learning we grow by doing.
Through Transformative Learning we grow by changing our perspective.
We nurture a Culture of Dialogue across Differences
by intentionally engaging curiosity, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
Learning through Difference
We support each other to respond actively
to oversimplifications and divisions within society.
We grow awareness that Dialogue is an Art
which must be cultivated to span division.
We affirm that conflict is naturally frightening
as it can be the death of relationship.
Yet, we belief that conflict can be the rebirth of relationship,
when we learn to process it constructively.
We believe that everyone has strengths and qualities.
Co-creating Participatory Culture
We witness, validate, and support individuals:
To Move Beyond passive observation and isolation with courage.
And to Overcome apathy and division with integrity
through the healing power of creativity.
We believe that:
Many of us together
are smarter, wiser and more original
than Any of us alone.
(Inspired by Seth Godin)
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