glyph 626: Socrates, Socratic . education learning venture, quest . question asking at the base of every adventure ... principles for education to immediately engage learners in lives of productive exploration, alone and in collaboration and celebration with others ... students teachers mentors mentorship entrepreneurs entrepreneurship ... inspired by the work of Michael Strong ... Learning Beyond: "What if your child discovered and developed their unique genius?" -Expanse, an online school


Principles to Guide an Educational Venture

Michael Strong's Expanse (online school)

The purpose of Explorers Foundation is to build a world fit for explorers and to learn to fit ourselves to live in such a world. We call such a world, Freeorder, and the discovery processes that lie at its venturesome heart, freeorder.

Michael Strong, his students, teachers, mentors, families, and investors are creating a school, Expanse (online), guided by principles leading to the emergence of freeorder within each of us and among all of us.

Expanse's principles are:

1. Respecting the universal humanity and dignity of all

I am a human being: and nothing pertaining to humanity is foreign to me. - Terence

2. Personal empowerment, agency, and responsibility

Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. - Joan Didion

3. The obligation to support our beliefs through reason and evidence

The authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual human being. - Galileo Galilei

4. The spirit of enterprise, taking initiative to achieve

Criticize by creating. - Michelangelo

5. Voluntary, mutually beneficial, win-win solutions whenever possible

Our world suffers because we have not allowed entrepreneurial initiative to fully address the most important issues facing humanity. - Michael Strong

The Purpose of Educatiom is Happiness and Well-Being for All. - Michael Strong

December 11, 2020

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