​​                  * Collaborative Inquiry-based experiential

             learning around topics that leads to subject

       mastery - students actual perform better in testing

because they are understanding core concepts more

thoroughly with deep learning

*  Promotes the acquisition of 21st Century skills that

employers seek in their employees, including critical

thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity -

the 4Cs of future education and skills in demand by

the 21st Century workforce 

* These same skills are needed to become competent

entrepreneurs, able to transform ideas and opportunities

into products and services of value to others.

*  Adherence to standards set forth by UNESCO, OECD

and World Federation  of Associations for Teacher

Education to rethink teaching and support the creation

 of innovative learning environments

SMART & Resilient

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Real World Learning

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A mindset consists of the set of attitudes, skills and behaviors that individuals

need to succeed, not  only in entrepreneurship but also academically, personally

and professionally. These include:  initiative and self-direction, risk-taking,

flexibility and adaptability, creativity and innovation, critical  thinking and

problem solving. Other definitions include the ability to see opportunities,

marshal  resources and create value. Core concepts of a growth mindset include:

International Labour Organization

Five Flagship Programmes

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The underlying beliefs that orient our behaviors 

and a way of thinking - a learned cognitive model

that is acquired slowly and subtly, over a long 

period of time as the result of experiences.

RWL in small-group learning environments

transform teachers into facilitators of knowledge,

guiding their students through scaffolding while

examining real-world problems that form the

basis for teaching by topics in primary,

secondary and tertiary education as well as

vocational training.  This becomes learning

and teaching re-imagined - future education today!  

Preparing students to become FUTURE READY now 

                through Real World Learning

Real world learning (RWL) supported by the EYE model offers a holistic and

flexible approach to learning in preparation for acquiring 21st Century

skills needed in the workforce, in entrepreneurship and for success

throughout the education continuum. RWL is often referred to as

Phenomenon or Inquiry-based Experietial Learning- and can

take place in a variety of learning environments and settings, such

as traditional classrooms, alternative learning settings, outdoor and

environmental training sites, etc. The pedagogy, methodologies and

strategies around phenomenon learning is revolutionizing education

systems throughout the world. This is the systemic change needed to

adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning. 

RWL is a hands-on approach to students acquiring a growth mindset and exposed to

academic disciplines, or field of study, as a process for thinking, reflecting and acquiring knowledge. 

​​Phenomenon Learning + A Growth Mindset = Effective Pedagogy

To Nurture Problem Solvers throughout the education continuum 

Real world learning requires not only exposure to academic disciplines or fields of study,

it also requires a growth mindset for the process for thinking and reflecting toward being 

able to acquire knowledge and skills.   

   Don't ask students what

they want to be when they 

grow up. Instead, ask them 

if they know of a problem

​that needs a solution.

Facilitating #KnowledgeEconomy skills

United Nations

Sustainability Development Goals


in K-22 Education

All innovation  starts from a question not an answer, and for that,

one must be observant to apply critical  thinking, constantly look

around their world and create connections. Being reflective is where

deep learning takes place. It allows someone to look at their progress

or success to ask what worked and what didn’t, what could have been

done differently and what could be built  upon for next time. And

when things don’t work out, being resilient and persistent will allow 

a person to rebound from failure and to turn good ideas into great ones. 

​Risk Taking is another hallmark of a mindset needed for success.

Calculated risk is generally undertaken after performing due  diligence

and accounts for any possible negative consequences, or identifying

areas where the  chances of success could be higher than the chances

of failure. Don’t forget that fear is a major factor toward estimating risk.

Although a person’s level of fear usually has nothing to do with an actual

level of risk faced, fear can indeed cause a person to overestimate risk

while lack of fear can cause a person to underestimate risk. Balance

emotion  with logic by examining the facts.

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