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Use and Value Diversity

Permaculture Thinking Tool - Value Diversity

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Diversity is at the core of life. Human diversity is also key to creativity, resilience, and a vibrant, healthy human society. Each person, each child, is an individual with intrinsic worth and it is essential that we use and value the diversity within and between learners, among other people, and in our environment. Knowing yourself and being able to alter or expand on your choices and behaviors is important, but so is using and valuing diversity in who, what, where, when, why, and how children learn and chose to live.

Valuing diversity in learning and life includes empowering and capitalizing on each of our voices by including an element of choice, shared learning, inter-generational community engagement and service learning, and numerous opportunities for unstructured, unplanned play and learning. In diversity, we can find strength because diversity reduces vulnerability, increases interactions, and it takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides.

 

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