Integrate Rather Than Segregate

Many hands make light work.

Life is about relationships and interactions. Learning and life are, in reality, inextricable interconnected, just as is anything and everything on Earth. It is important and empowering to understand how elements integrate because everything is part of a system and often systems are part of other systems. A healthy vibrant ecosystem is a mass of connections and relationships. That is how we can design community – as a learning ecosystem.

The more people can see the interconnections, the more meaningful and valuable the knowledge becomes. Within the educational framework, children are living and learning about a multitude of subjects, concepts, skills, and are engaged in numerous developmental areas such as physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The relationships within, among, and between things are as important, and sometimes more valuable, than the individual things by themselves. The result of approaching learning and life in this way is that what children learn and do through this holistic approach of integrating rather than segregating results in a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts.


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