Learner login

Archive | About SelfDesign

learningcommunity11

Learning in Community

Reflections on SelfDesigning ?Learning Community? by River Meyer Our learning program here in British Columbia is called SelfDesign Learning Community, and I realize we don?t often speak to the ?why? of the Learning Community part of that name. It?s easy to fall into thinking we?re just a somewhat disparate group of parents or learners who […]

Continue Reading
learn what you love

Integral Principle #4 – Learning Relationships are Mutually Chosen and Sustained

by Brent Cameron Learning relationships are optimal when they are like friendships that are mutually chosen and sustained. The paradigm of teaching is fraught with impositions. Neither teacher nor student in the education system get to choose to be in relationship together. Classrooms and subjects are assigned. Everyone is subject to the authority of the […]

Continue Reading
River Meyer

Reflections on SelfDesigning Happiness

The SelfDesign Learning Community, a supported-home-education program in British Columbia, was launched by Brent Cameron and his colleagues in 2002 with 100 families. In 2014, more than 2000 families from all parts of British Columbia are engaged in the program. For details go to selfdesign.org River Meyer M.A., has worked with children and families for […]

Continue Reading
Directed Studies

Directed Studies at the SelfDesign Graduate Institute

At SDGI we invite learners to create and engage in Directed Studies when there is no course available that fits their next learning intention. We expect the curriculum of each directed study to evolve from conversations between the faculty mentor and the learner(s) through which both parties collaborate to construct the study in an emergent […]

Continue Reading
evolutionary parenting

SelfDesign Integral Principle #1 & #2

Brent Cameron, the founder of SelfDesign, completed a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in 2010, submitting a dissertation entitled, SelfDesign: An Inquiry Into Authentic Learning And Co-Inspiration. Brent identified fourteen ‘integral principles’ of SelfDesign in this study. Here are the second and third ones. (The first one is Integral Principle #0. See the […]

Continue Reading
evolutionary parenting

SelfDesign Integral Principle #1 & #2 – Fourteen Integral Principles of SelfDesign

Brent Cameron, the founder of SelfDesign, completed a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in 2010, submitting a dissertation entitled “SelfDesign: An Inquiry Into Authentic Learning And Co-Inspiration.” Brent identified fourteen “integral principles” of SelfDesign in this study. Here are the second and third ones. (The first one is Integral Principle #0. See the […]

Continue Reading
Fleurette Sweeney

SDGI: A Caring Community

In 2011 Brent Cameron, founder, and then executive director and principal of SelfDesign Learning Community, asked me as Chair of the Board of SelfDesign Learning Foundation to write a letter welcoming interested people to explore the SelfDesign Graduate Institute (SDGI)?a task I happily performed. January 4, 2012, an historic day Brent?s request could not have […]

Continue Reading 0