Integral Vision Learning (IVL) is context driven. Three context domains (systems) that shape learning in schools include:
1) global 21st century challenges, 2) the educational system, and 3) the student as a growing human being. These are all interdependent in function while being subsets of each other in scale, as shown by concentric circles in the diagram below.
The outer circle represents key elements and challenges for the 21st century global system.
The middle circle represents key elements and challenges for the educational system.
The inner circle represents key elements and concerns in the lives of early adolescents (their social/emotional system).
In IVL, the four higher capacities of THINKING, PERCEIVING, IMAGINING and CREATING are developed and applied through inquiry within these contexts.
Standards-based knowledge and skills (the center circle) are perceived and developed as an essential link--the means that enables students to turn their context-generated inquiry into tangible results; to become self-actualized citizens with purpose, inspiration, vision, and empowerment to create a prosperous, just, and sustainable future for themselves, their families, society and the world.