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Integral Principle #1 – Human Essence is Positive and Optimum Relationship is Co-Inspirational…by Brent Cameron

Integral Principle #1 – Human Essence is Positive and Optimum Relationship is Co-Inspirational…by Brent Cameron Children are naturally joyful and happy as an indicator of their wellness and balance. Joy and happiness become directional as willful expressions of enthusiasm. Reciprocal and recursive relationships that return joy and enthusiasm bring forth a sense of ongoing integral […]

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Learning coming from an “I can” rather than an “I should”

Learning coming from an “I can” rather than an “I should” by River Meyer SelfDesign is built on the belief that engaged, relational learning coming from an “I can” rather than an “I should” place is what we want our young people to be experiencing. It doesn’t mean that everything is easy or that struggles […]

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Examples of Recent Directed Studies at SDGI

Examples of Recent Directed Studies at SDGI Investigations into the Relationship between Children, Nature and Learning Integral Business: Design Elements for a Conscious Business Model and Right Livelihood Integral Program Assessment The Joys and Sorrows of Leading a Post-Modern School Economy of Place in a Self-Renewing Community of Care Children’s Integration Into Community Life Wellness […]

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Directed Studies at SDGI

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 […]

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Learn Your Way! SelfDesigning the Life You Really Want

Learn Your Way! SelfDesigning the Life You Really Want Michael Maser Michael Maser is a 24-year, award-winning educator and learning consultant, whose involvement with SelfDesign began in 1992. From 1993-1997, Michael and Wondertree founder Brent Cameron led and directed Virtual High, an award-winning, innovative program for teens in Vancouver British Columbia. In 2002, Brent, Michael […]

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SelfDesign: Unfolding Our Infinite Wisdom Within

SelfDesign: Unfolding Our Infinite Wisdom Within Brent Cameron and River Meyer This book is for parents and educators who are interested in going beyond schooling and homeschooling. SelfDesign, a methodology developed by Brent Cameron since 1984 that is much more than another take-off from traditional teaching methods. It is instead a philosophy and a practice […]

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Fall SDGI Webinars

SDGI FALL WEBINARS October 8, 4-5 PM PDT Josette Luvmour How Adults Grow Together with Children Relationships with children bring change in their parents. We will discuss the kinds of relationships that bring forth positive changes in adults as parents and as educators. Josette’s presentation will draw on her new book, Grow Together: Parenting as […]

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SDGI Offers Scholarships to New Learners

The SelfDesign Graduate Institute offers scholarships of $3500 or $4000 to new learners. Each scholarship is distributed as $500 toward tuition for the first seven or eight courses in the program. You can find out more about the scholarships here! The Brent Cameron Memorial Scholarship ($3500) is aimed toward those with a particular interest in […]

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The First Core Course: SelfDesign Principles and Praxis

SD 500: SelfDesign-Principles and Praxis is Our First Residency Course Learners begin in SD 500 before they come to our Residency by engaging in SelfDesign Praxis, an online introduction to SelfDesign, its philosophy and its models, including the SelfDesign Mandala, the Life Spiral, Life Phases, and the Learning Paragon. The Residency takes in mid-August on […]

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