SelfDesign Thinking

Since its earliest days, SelfDesign has been leading and building upon some of the newest ideas in education. Learn more about SelfDesign thinking and other global voices that inspire us.

SelfDesign knows imaginative and creative character development starts in early childhood

October 31, 2016

According to developmental psychologists, the foundation of human imagination emerges in childhood and its lifelong trajectory reflects the nature of the support that nurtures it during this time. Bolster a young child's budding imagination at home or in school with encouragement and she will sense this and accept more risks in whatever activities and challenges she faces. Such encouragement will prime her to get up and try again when she faces setbacks that would otherwise…

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Personalized Learning: A Rapidly Rising Tide in Education

September 08, 2016

Students returning to schools across British Columbia in coming weeks may well experience new approaches to engage them more personally in learning than previously. The tack in this direction towards more personalized learning reflects the new education plan being implemented by the BC Ministry of Education. This trend towards personalized learning - for which SelfDesign is an acknowledged leader - isn't confined to BC, however, but marks a rapidly rising tide across North America, and…

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Keeping Track of (SelfDesign) Time

June 09, 2016

Time may be an illusion to some but for most of us it's a precious context of our lives. We value personal and family time, despair over 'wasting' time, and it's something we most often want to 'make the most of'. Time and timing is an issue that is often overlooked in education discussions, but it merits closer attention, and especially the notable differences between how we view time in SelfDesign versus other learning situations,…

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