A Summary – CLP

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Temperament Stage

2-4 Years Old

Foundation

Determining style of relationship

Discovering personality and temperament styles

Implementing correct interaction style

Parental Role

Emotional Collaboration

Extending mutual respect

Working with, not doing to

Resources

The Highly Sensitive Child, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Kids, Parents and Power Struggles, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, byAdele Faber/Elaine Mazlish

 

 

 

 

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Learning Style Discovery Stage

5-7 Years Old

 

Foundation

(60 them/30 support/10 gentle nudging)

Play is their work

Observe what resources, tools, and toys they are naturally drawn to

Honor and give value to what they are interested in and how they go about learning more

Parental Role

Add fuel to an interest

Expand the interest

Bring in other areas similar to the interest

Learning comes from child’s own initiation so as not to inhibit learning style disclosure

 

 

Role Implementation

“Strewing” was not utilized; not collaborative

As I found resources, I let them know my discovery and offering in connection to interest

Family trips to bookstores, museums, and zoos

Consistent trips to library

Field trips through homeschool group(s)

Family trips seeing local sites and attractions

Resources

Mostly for me to release myself from world’s educational value system

Create new educational value system that honors all styles of learning and timeframes

For the children, mainly living books, toys, and manipulative-based learning tools

 

Experiential Process

Eric – Science, Geography/Social Studies/History

Abbey – Reading, Writing

Eli – Math

 

 

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Exploration Stage

8-10 Years Old

Foundation

(60 them/30 support/10 by invitation)

Most fun stage for me!

More willing to move off preferred areas to explore other arenas of potentiality

Like sampling from a buffet table, but bringing it back to preferred table to partake

Parental Role

Add fuel to an interest

Expand the interest

Bring in other areas similar to the interest

Facilitate requests

Open up world and marry it back to how they best learn

knowledge collaboration

(short teaching moments, laying foundation for areas that would be important to child)

 

Role Implementation

Share offerings of classes from homeschool groups, museums, zoos, and community

(4-H, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, art camp, etc.)

Made technological resources much more available

Brought in world resource ideas through magazines much more

Friends incorporated more

 

 

Resources

Living books

More open-ended educational tools and activity books

A few small scale workbooks and practice books

Computer and software

Magazines, comic books and other visual reading material

 

Experiential Process

Eric – Reading, Writing (Right-Brained Style)

Abbey – Math, Science

Eli – Writing (Right-Brained Style)

 

 

 

 

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Collaborative Learning Stage

11-13 Years Old

 

Foundation

(60 them/30 I steer goals/10 process-shift)

Transitional stage

Sharing valuable insights about adult living

Supporting the process in working toward their unique futures

More formal discussions and frameworks take place

Help child own and take responsibility for their goal-oriented learning lives

Assist children in creating goals and structuring learning

 

 

Parental Role

Add fuel to an interest

Expand the interest

Bring in other areas similar to the interest

Facilitate requests

Open up world and marry it back to how they best learn

learning collaboration

(meetings to discuss formal goal-based learning)

 

 

Role Implementation

Church youth program offerings

Summer camps

Leadership opportunities

Speaking opportunities

Service opportunities

 

 

Resources

Formal resources and tools

A few textbooks

(All specific to learning style and self implementation)


Experiential Process

Eric – Math

Abbey – Geography/Social Studies/History

Eli – Reading, Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Gift Focus Stage

14-16 Years Old

 

Foundation

(60 them/30 combo goals/10 counsel needs)

Another amazing stage for me!

A time of balance (work, play, passion)

Pursues specific interest with passion and purpose

Spends long periods of time independently in focused pursuit

 

 

Parental Role

Facilitate requests

Take the lead from child for passion goals

Suggest relevant supplemental and/or supportive topics

Be a resource coach

 

 

Role Implementation

Church youth program offerings

(Summer camps, leadership opportunities, speaking opportunities, service opportunities)

Social opportunities

Formal classroom opportunities

 

 

Resources

Adult-level interest-specific living books

Career level formal resources and tools

A few textbooks and teaching tools and resources

(All specific to learning style and self implementation)


Experiential Process

Eric – History (Primary), Drawing (Secondary)

Abbey – Writing (Primary), Science (Secondary)

Eli – Math (Primary), Piano (Secondary)

 

 

THE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

The Transitional Stage

17-19 Years Old

 

Foundation

(60 them/30 them goals/10 counsel support)

A transition that is seamless, hesitant, or resistant

Moving from home and dependency to community and independence

Full adult schedule

(work, volunteer, college, entrepreneurial, mentors, travel)

 

 

Parental Role

Support needs

Give counsel

Mindful planning and accountability

Formal meetings and discussions

 

 

Role Implementation

Church youth program offerings

(Summer camps, leadership opportunities, speaking opportunities, service opportunities)

Social opportunities

Formal classroom opportunities

 

 

Resources

Adult-level interest-specific living books

Career level formal resources and tools

Preparatory tools

Mentors


Experiential Process

Eric – community college classes

consistent job-outside home/inside home

Mentor/tutor/Japan trip

Acceleration of college interests: costuming, Japanese history

Preparation for mission trip-emotional/spiritual

 

Abbey-completing/marketing novel

consistent job-inside home

preparing for outside home job and college courses