“In my youth I was doing what I thought I should do, doing what I thought I should do- I should do this degree because it will help me get ‘some job’ – and I realized I was moving down a track that was sending me towards ‘some job’ as opposed to truly living my […]
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“SelfDesign let me see the truth . . . it let me see into the true nature of reality – how things actually are – and because of that it has helped me see how I actually am, and how I want to be, rather than the expectations that others placed on me. “ Sarah […]
” After so many years of being my own authority, I really wanted to co-create and learn in a more collaborative way” Elan Bailey, SDGI Alumni, chats with Renee Poindexter about how she designed her own Masters degree with SelfDesign Graduate Institute. Elan Bailey explored “Integral Leadership for Sustainable Business,” mentored by Anne Adams. […]
At SelfDesign Graduate Institute (SDGI), directed study begins with a learner choosing a topic or issue to explore—and a faculty mentor with whom to engage in the study. The curriculum of each directed study then evolves from conversations between the learner and the faculty mentor through which both parties collaborate to construct the study in […]
Considering an SDGI Directed Study? Here are a few words of advice before embarking. Buckle your seat-belt! My first Directed Study mentored by David Marshak wrapped up formally over two years ago, yet it continues to “feed” me on a daily basis. I wanted to explore a technique for “letting go” to reveal a deeper […]
Clarissa Tufts and Julia Jongkind explain how the SDGI Masters program fits gracefully into their lives.
Julia Jongkind and Steven Rathwell?SDGI M.A. learners?describe the way that learners selfdesign their learning in the program.
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 […]