"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world."
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968)
The Tesseract Curriculum is a Self-Directed Learning program which empowers individuals with consciousness raising education activities on Politics, Economics, Culture, and Ecology. Through the Tesseract, individuals, cooperatives, and communities can learn and teach the history of Languages, Media, Society, and Lifestyles towards a voluntary, peaceful, and cooperative Sustainable Future.
The Tesseract Hypothesis suggests of a metaphorical fourth-dimension of knowledge which meets our ability to act harmoniously with ourselves and the world, Savoir-être (close to the English expression know-how-to-be). This semiotic approach towards applied practice and personal ethics with forms of capital can be expanded into a free and open curriculum. Based on Dr. Bruno Della Chiesa's Tesseract Hypotheses, a metaphorical multi-dimensional analysis of Language (Generative Grammar & Noam Chomsky) and Cultural diversity (Habitus & Pierre Bourdieu), where our learned capacity to co-exist is measured by our relationship, values, and effects with Language and Culture. However, I propose adding to the Tesseract Hypotheses' knowledge domains; Media (Marshall McLuhan) and Lifestyle (by ways of human ecology) for compatible research into the topics of Sustainability.
The Tesseract Curriculum assists with understanding our relationship, value, and effects with the world and what we can do to cooperatively transform society towards a Sustainable Future. Education is inherently political, teaching is inherently political, the transfer of knowledge is inherently political, a mutual goal is to guide ourselves towards liberation from oppression.
Knowledge is never politically neutral, and by extension, we all experience each other in some political context, you will need to learn to trust yourself and become more self-directed. Through Language, Media, Society, and our Lifestyle, we shape the world through collective experiences. Raising awareness and identifying our relationship and value towards cooperative control of capital resources requires a way of personalized way of thinking and doing.
If you take up the discipline to continually educate yourself, remember that you must be prepared to teach, otherwise you're failing to grasp any potential of a Sustainable Future. The transfer of knowledge received from different mediums (people or technology) requires a great deal of time and energy to fully appreciate, how you prioritize your time learning and doing will be up to you.
The Tesseract is a way of interpreting knowledge of capital as it relates to your personal experience of Politics, Economics, Culture, and Ecology. With a shared method of learning and teaching, you can begin to interpret local demands into community-led supply for a Sustainable Future.
Formulating categories of capital from multi-disciplinary approaches allows for an open and grounded conversation with difficult topics. Pairing forms of capital with their related domains creates an easier and consistent way of evaluating capital through its relationship, value, and effects toward a Sustainable Future.
Thus as you are going through life, becoming literate of these perceived dimensions across domains, working towards a Sustainable Future becomes a holistic teaching and learning lifestyle.
"The artist is the person who invents the means to bridge biological inheritance and the environments created by technological innovation."
- Marshall McLuhan, Laws of Media: The New Science (with Eric McLuhan) (1988)
The world is on fire and future generations are exponentially losing ground towards a habitable planet. In order to do something about that, developing Personal and Community Programs that are aligned with virtues for a Sustainable Future are priorities over the current paradigm. Hence, you have to learn how to explore in order to achieve the impossible. The subjects linked below provides a detailed look at how each section of a Program is utilized for use in future work.
Realizing a future where individuals and communities can thrive without the domination, exploitation, and privatization of capital resources requires leveraging Global Initiatives towards peaceful, voluntary, cooperative direct action.
Understanding media requires a great deal of study and access, a Media Library will assist Programs with citing references and provide the closest source material when available.
Utilizing a practical information hierarchy and research process, the Circles of Sustainability project extends a holistic approach towards learning and teaching for Sustainable Programs.
"Truth is universal, and we owe it to everybody."
-Francisco Ferrer, The Origin and Ideals of the Modern School (1913)
Applying theory gained from Media Studies towards a personal and community practice requires a simple holistic process. Organizing best practices from each Exploration creates a shared information hierarchy for individuals, cooperatives, and federated worker-councils to learn, adapt, and educate towards each other in their own Exploration Program.
An easy to learn cooperative organizational strategy, starting with your self and ten cooperative friendly categories.
Matching the process to custom methodologies in a shared organizational practice enables equal opportunity for free association of time and labor across Sustainable Programs.
Learn from work examples that generate insights, designs, and resources for community-led programs working towards a Sustainable Future.
A free tool that I want to give to you, as mercy from reading through all of that, is the technology that resulted into the curriculum. The Knowledge Balance Sheet is organized as a spreadsheet for convenience of students engaging with the Curriculum. The balance sheet embedded below is a demo and not currently reflective of this websites current content management system.
A blank version is available below with the latest field updates.
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