S.E.E.D.S. - Sustainable Early Education Development System
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This is the third pillar of S.E.E.D.S.. S.E.E.D.S. Community-based Education, or C-bE as we like to call it, is based on the family as the basic education unit. We have come to see as educators that education begins and ends in the home. The school education is often no match for what children learn in the home from infancy and on. With S.E.E.D.S. the participants are both teachers and learners. We use self-selection, inclusion and acceptance to help open the door to education for all. We encourage everyone to understand that every moment is an opportunity for learning. We define teachers as those who have knowledge, skills, who care and are willing to share. This means anyone and everyone that has some base of knowledge on a topic is a teacher. We believe that learners demonstrate proficiency in what they are taught by “teaching back” to others. Research has shown that by teaching back the information we learn we retain a higher percentage of the information, because we are recalling that information more often. At S.E.E.D.S. we believe that the community is the perfect place to employ teach backs, which is at the heart of our Community-based Education commitment.
We encourage learning activities that are multi-step and project-based. The idea is to link academics and student learning to local community needs. Which also means greater opportunities to bring members of the community together to education and facilitate the growth of our children and young people. This sets the tone for students to be actively connected to sustaining their communities. It also provides opportunities for student to gain practical experience, knowledge, skills and insights in the local economy and society. This interaction also gives the community an opportunity to see, shape, and better appreciate the education of the children.
S.E.E.D.S. Community-based Education is truly education of, by , and for the people.
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