INTERDISCIPLINARY GUIDE FOR TEACHERS
Interdisciplinary guide for teachers (Colorful Networks Of Knowledge) creates an environment for the development of creative thinking, information literacy and self-organized learning about our world. It creates a curriculum for the 21st century. Colorful networks of knowledge dissolve the learning material into interdisciplinary images, stories and networks. They allow you to organize teaching (in an innovative school or a home school) so that its content is based on the individual needs and talents of all who want to learn. Everyone of us discovers the world in their own way and in their own rhythm. Colorful Network Of Knowledge is a living textbook that everyone writes for themselves.
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What is our approach?
There is no uniform methodology and no predetermined rules for implementation of Colorful Networks Of Knowledge. There is no uniform methodology nor a pre-set rules for the implementation of CNK into the school life. Every teacher, parent or principal can adjust the use of this approach to his or her needs. It might become the content of several hours of a School project or a way of organizing the entire Junior High School. In some homes the adults will be able to entirely entrust it into the hands and eyes of the learning child. In other homes, the adults will be actively and inspiringly involved in networking knowledge about the current world.
Colorful Networks Of Knowledge are a way to see the educational content in a new way. They do not say what the school should look like or what should happen during the educational process. Everything depends on people from the particular school. The purpose of Colorful Networks Of Knowledge is to help those who are involved in learning process to see that they can create a tailor-made school for children and their own needs, ideas and desires.
We live in a complex world that encourages the questioning of the teaching content. What should we talk about at school to meaningfully represent the past, present and future world for children? We have the Internet and with it the deep ocean of all the knowledge of humanity. How to use it meaningfully? How to grasp, understand, know, imprint it onto our own thinking and perception?
Education in context
Colorful Networks Of Knowledge (CNK) work with mind maps. They are Interdisciplinary guides for teachers that allow guides, teachers, parents and children to see how the individual topics are linked to each another. Colorful Networks Of Knowledge are open so that everyone can bring in a topic that interests them. Interdisciplinary learning is project learning. It is based on textbooks that everyone writes for himself.
Individual approach to knowledge
The goal of CNK is that knowledge should be based on the internal need of all involved and their mutual communication. Not only children do choose what they want to learn, but the same is possible for guides in interdisciplinary learning. CNK allows both of these currents of knowledge to be brought together. Everyone learns about their own interests and at the same time everyone learns from each other. Therefore, various forms of presentations play a key role. Even traditional frontal teaching is a presentation of knowledge.
Creative handling of information
The purpose of CNK is to work creatively with the information we have around us. What skills should we have in order to orient ourselves in the information age and not to lose ourselves? To be able to understand not only the multicolored spectrum of the latest scientific knowledge but above all the diversity of our own views of the world. CNK develops communication skills and information literacy not only for children but also for adults.