There are three within our tribe/
In the Gye-Nyame Tribe we focus on 3 levels of learning. The idea is that if we can explain the process of learning, at least the way we see it, this will make it easier for those involved to not only learn the information they need for our Tribe, but it will make life long learning a lot easier.
These levels of learning were stumble upon by watching the growth of many organizations and individuals over 20 year period.
The first level memorization is the building block for the next 2 levels. This is where we take in new information and become familiar enough with it to answer basic questions. The goal is to learn the information verbatim. We also use a scribing method to help with this part of the process. I have personally witness this simple method boost the confidence and information level of people in my Tribe, and in the many other organizations that proceeded it.
After the information has been digested, we have to help move the participant to the next level. We have to make sure that they understand that the information that they have memorized is just that information. We have to make sure that everyone in the tribe understand that there is a difference between information and knowledge, and encourage them to move to the next level.
The next level for us is what we call the intelligence of the mind. This is the gateway to knowledge. The participant begins to transform the information that they have been memorizing into useable knowledge. The begin to digest the information and turn it into energy for there mind. They are now ready to really sit down and discuss what they have been learning, and expand upon it. They now begin to look at the information in different ways and come up with new points of view that they can share, argue and debate. They take a personal ownership of the information and in doing that they transform it into knowledge. So now they can not only regergitate what they have learned but now they speak on it intelligently.
This phase is where most people get trapped, because the same mistake can be made on this level that was made on the previous level. Knowledge gets confused with wisdom. Which are as different as information is from knowledge.
With proper guidance and experience from actually applying the knowledge they have gained. The participant begins to recieve insight. This insight grows from wrestling with the knowledge that has been attained. From questions themselves and their teachers. This insight opens them to true wisdom and now they no longer need to speak about what they know because it can be seen in how they live.
It is just that simple. The overall goal of this process is to motivate our tribe members to move to a point of insight that moves them toward wisdom which ends in mastery.
Peace & 1hunidyears
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