Life-1A provides a study-create sharing circle for parents, teachers and children conducting their collaborative research programs, community projects or learning systems at home or within their school. This circle emerges from previous study groups some global communities of experiential learners have been co-facilitating in the last years.
Borne initially as a COVID-19 response that assists the Department of Education in Palawan as it faces challenges in the continuity of learning for the school year 2020 - 2021, Life-1A seeks to create online linkage for those across the world facing large questions regarding our education systems, the curriculums they carry, and the effects learning frameworks hold upon the powerful capacities the 21st century learner has greater access to.
In Puerto Princesa City, we are running a Village Game process that coordinates documentation, research, advocacy activities in alignment with other similar processes taking place around the world. The Village Game in Maia (in Palawan, Philippines) runs synonymous with a Board Game concept being developed in Lithuania in Eastern Europe, as well as a Global Village network that allows its users from all around the world to conduct learning and assessment activities in their own homes and communities.
The three Life-1A dimensions play out together: 1.) The Village Game makes storytelling aspects visible within a controlled community of learners and teachers, all of which can be simulated in homes, schools and other communities. 2.) The Board Game’s role is to inspire parents to interact with their children using many innovative tools to allow for the exploration of ideas and concepts from within the home’s contained environment. 3.) The Global Village network consists of an online app and a Life-1A website which act as a wiki system that organises the many learning elements across which the board game walks through. The network runs according to a global community of Village Game users giving feedback, asking questions and basically learning with each other.
Life-1A happens within the intersections where individuals, families, villages, countries and worlds meet. "How is a person, a community and a culture constructed from within and without?" During COVID-19, Life-1A uncovers foundational aspects of self from the vantage of the Life Game. Welcome to the process.