Preparing the Next Generation for Success
Following much research, consultation and a brief pilot, Persia is working to develop curricula for community-based clubs and camps in character and civic education. These materials will be classified based on age groups between 5 and 15 years of age. Persia also plans to develop similar materials in civic and soft skills education for 16-19-year olds. The Executive Director also offers introductory presentations and learnshops for parents and caregivers. In order to deliver these opportunities Persia is drawing on its cohort of young volunteers, young professional teachers and caregivers to train and act as animators and facilitators in order to help this process grow at the grassroots level in an organic manner.
The training stages enable each child to explore and develop their capabilities at three levels:
Intrapersonal (5, 6, 7 year olds)
This stage involves a process of ‘self-literacy’ (who am I? Why am I here?) by assisting the learner to engage in creative thinking, investigative independence, and decision making in order to explore what values are their strengths.
Interpersonal (8, 9, 10 year olds)
This stage pivots around becoming functional in group dynamics through team work, problem solving, communication, multimedia literacy, and problem solving in order to help the learner develop the values they are best at.
Social (11, 12, 13 year olds)
This stage focuses the learner on the parallel process of improving self & society by learning time management, critical thinking, and conflict resolution so to discover how changes and challenges in life can lead to opportunities if one is committed to better one’s self and environment as part of a single continuum.
This educational process assists learners to explore the best hard and soft skills that are inherent to each child. This is so they not only prepare for, but positively impact the changes that are shaping our world. CCE training will begin as term camps in early 2018. Presentations for caregivers and parents are also available on bespoke basis. Watch our website and social media for more details in early 2018 and/or email us at: [email protected]
Persia also provides its expertise and materials to sister organisations that run community projects interested in character, civic or soft skills education.
It is important to note that based on research at Persia, the character, civic and soft skills education is seen as a continuum that help individuals develop holistically from one stage of life to another.