Educating toward Integrated Intelligence
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. ~ Albert Einstein
Education is not about teaching subjects.
Education is not about test results.
Education is about empowering the student with the skills to use their entire brain in an integrated manner.
Second Order Intelligence has created many problems:
- Intrapersonally – we no longer have a grounded integrated experience or sense of self
- Interpersonally – we use control, force, and violence instead of listening, respect, and compromise to settle differences
- In our relationship with nature – we treat the earth as a resource to be exploited rather than our home to live in harmony with
- These are examples of the effects of distorted judgment resulting from Second Order Intelligence
The problems created by the fragmentation of Second Order Intelligence need the integration of Third Order Intelligence for satisfying resolution.
Educators and schools must reframe their educational curriculum from a Third Order Intelligence perspective to meet the needs of our future problem solvers.
Educators who are skilled in teaching from a Third Order Intelligence perspective are able to reach the depths and fullness of their students.
Satisfaction in seeing results from the empowerment of true education – not the rote conditioning that dulls student’s brains.
Taking one’s own educational integration to a new and much higher level.
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.
The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. ” ~ AA Milne