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Three Recent Directed Studies at SDGI

Three Recent Directed Studies at SDGI Nature Immersion—How can I immerse myself in nature, to relax, to connect and to get guidance for my life here in my community? Embracing Personal Originality and Purpose as Means to Explore Emergent Leadership—What does sharing story with community look like? How do totems and symbols guide us into […]

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SelfDesign offers a pathway for the evolution of consciousness

SelfDesign offers a pathway for the evolution of consciousness…by David Marshak SelfDesign offers a contemporary expression of the insights described by Aurobindo, Steiner, Montessori, and Inayat Khan a century ago. First articulated in this form by Brent Cameron, SelfDesign invites the child and teen to lead his/her own learning and unfoldment within the context of […]

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Learning is an Embodied Experience

SelfDesign Integral Principle #3 by Brent Cameron Learning is an Embodied Experience The only subject is subjectivity. The idea that there are facts and a “real world” as objective and external aspects of reality is an idea based on some disembodied assumptions (Lakoff & Johnson, 1999). The world is in my experience. There is a […]

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Integral Principle #2 – Modeling and Mimicry are Essential Survival Strategies…by Brent Cameron

Integral Principle #2 – Modeling and Mimicry are Essential Survival Strategies…by Brent Cameron Learning is a natural attribute inherent as a biological survival mechanism in the human species. Although learning is an attribute of many species, from what we can deduce, it is in one of the most advanced and sophisticated forms in humans. Our […]

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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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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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