The deeper we move into the 21st Century, the clearer it is that this century is going to be unprecedented. Already it's awash in startling opportunities, radical challenges, and scary trends, phenomena like globalization, automation, cyber warfare, and polarizing ideologies. These days, these challenges surround us, bringing into our lives the possibility that most everything we learned growing up may be wrong. As well as the possibility that this century's most radical ideas may actually be better ways to understand ourselves and how the world works than anything we learned in school. Truth is, every day the world is showing us why you and I should seriously question the fundamental belief systems we inherited from our families-of-origin, rebuild the basic architecture of our homespun worldviews, and develop the new mindsets and skillsets crucial to our success in todays new world.
the world’s new Truth
In today’s world, the high school diplomas, college degrees, and advanced training certificates that you earned growing up are crucial accomplishment. However, what’s also true is that in today’s world your educational accomplishments, by themselves, can never insure your success. No matter how advanced your formal educational accomplishments are, on their own they will never guarantee you that you’ll develop the new knowledge and the new modes of thinking and acting that you need in today’s world. The personal and professional competencies you need going forward will never simply arise directly out of any classroom instruction. Rather, the expertise you need is something you can fully develop only through long periods of self-generated and self-directed experimentation in the real world.
standing On the threshold
Learning how to live in this highly uncertain and newly unscripted world of ours is not for the faint of heart. Rather, it’s today’s toughest challenge. The adventure of a lifetime. If you’re courageous enough to accept the adventures and risks involved, TLO’s 21st Century learning journeys are worth the effort. Out learning journeys aren’t designed for everyone, But, if you complete one of our uniquely designed learning journeys, you will have learned how to master the new knowledge that the 21st Century is bringing to our doorsteps. And most importantly, you will have learned how to transform your new knowledge into learning experiments that improve key skills, develop the new skills your work and life now require, and reframe the old modes of thinking that you learned growing up. Bottom line, you’ll discover why all your learning efforts must include both a formal “Front-End” educational step, one that’s focused on acquiring this century’s new knowledge and, as well, a self-generated “Back-End” developmental effort that creates for you the learning experiments necessary to transform your new knowledge into new skills. To learn about this new learning equation, click the TLO Services Overview button below.