Seed Eco-Home Curriculum

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We are designing a rapid learning package for a 24 person swarm, as part of a 24 student cohort program. The design is intended to be fun, as each person collaborates for an extremely rapid sequencing of steps where each step is easier because so many people are doing it while learning from each other. In order to achieve a high build speed, each student must understand the design thoroughly and must grasp diverse tool use and technique across all aspects of the construction process. Here we can mix student who focus on build, with students who focus on world-changing. Each student receives diverse survey tutelage - a general audience presentation that does not dumb down the topics of study. Further, the aspirant is presented with hands-on rapid learning content on tools and design-build technique spanning all the trades. While building production homes, students also get an opportunity to orgnanize community-based build swarms that can take the form of workshops for external audiences, and real community builds in a spring break or vacation type of setting. Students collaborate on curriculum refinement, swarm design sessions, instructionals, and other assets that are useful to the general population to catch up to speed on our techniques.

Why Week

The apprenticeship participants on the World Transformation track are called OSE Fellows, which is based on filling in missing gaps from our Fellowship of 2018. As a result, we added a proven enterprise model for funding, developed RLF capacity, produced digital assist with a full design workbench in FreeCAD, and invested in optimized tooling. Most importantly - we shifted to focus which starts with a premise of developing the ability of how to learn, as opposed to focusing on the content itself. Because when one understands how to learn and do so effectively, then a content becomes secondary as it can be acquired at an unprecedented rate. Interestingly, we arrived at the OSC Integrated Learning principle of beginning with moral intelligence to drive purpose, intelligence, and emotional intelligence.

As we focus on purpose which stems from moral intelligence, We begin our inquiry with a week dedicated to simply - 'why are we here' - in order to cultivate a love of life, which is the essence of what it means to be fully human. 'Why are we here' refers both to this program, and in the cosmic scale of things. This is effectively a motivational speaker week aimed to be inspire a higher level of thinking and consciousness. This is based on presenting a rigorous case for transitioning into a collaborative economy, which is the core of the essential human drive of 'relatedness' or 'we are all in it together.' We explore how this addresses many world problems today deemed unsolved - problems generally lacking public will for their resolution. We delve into the historical, psychological, scientific, cultural, and global chessboard issues which makes.the case for a current possibility of transition to a regenerative economy - based on an abundance mindset. We have a good chance today of eradicating artificial scarcity if we choose to do so - probably a better chance than at other times in history due to the free transmission of information and modern technology.

OSE fellows will be required to write a paper on the index of their possibilities, and motivations, state of mind, limits, etc as the result of this Why Week. We will revisit this riding to see how each fellow has changed over one year and at the end of the four-year program

Boot Camp

Day 6-15 is boot camp, dedicated to a complete overview and practice of building a house.

Day 6-10. Rapid learning facility (RLF) - survey of all tools and modules, as bite size chunks. Real modules are made as part of this. Blueprints are used. Builds are documented as the RLF has a video capture setup. Audience here is people serious about building houses, up to the point that everyone in the world can build their own house, like animals other than humans.

Day 10-15. Installation of modules built into a microhouse model,

Regular Schedule

We don't teach specific subjects or content. We teach you how to learn, so you can acquire learning faster than we could ever teach you.

Day 11-15. Regular schedule begins - with 1 hour Edge of Knowledge Curriculum, starting with Learning How to Learn (LTL). Possibility, Sublimation, Abundance, Counting, General Semantics, Moral Intelligence, Learning How to Learn (LTL), LTL Physics, LTL Engineering, LTL Design, LTL Psychology, and LTL History. Focus is on finding sources, assessing truth or validity.

  • First day - concept presented, with Socratic dialogue afterwards, and an assignment exploring one's personal and political transformation.
  • Second day - technical training. From counting to CAD to algorithm design etc.
  • Third day lab - RLF session where we build something utterly amazing.
  • Fourth day - field day - build a house.
  • Fifth day - House Design lessons, and practice of the basic design principle, solo. Then transition to a collaborative design, build, document, enterprise exercise. Prototype in the lab. From layout to trim to driveway, to interior decor, to solar energy, to product design. Enterprise exercise assesses Fundamental Cost.
  • Lab day - we explore advanced topics, or rest. Advanced topics include automation, algorithms, programming, digital twinning, and other fundamentals of abundance.

Rinse and repeat.

Metric of performance is data collection on build time, and collaborative learning, up to everybody achieving their best. Exam is a video of one producing the item themselves. There are also collaboration incentives where the group collaborates as a pair, a 4, 6, 12, and 24 unit - experimenting with the sweet spot of people to performance. For truly modular systems, a linear increase should obtain.

Breaks and Time Off

We are making provisions for spring breaks, summer vacations, maternity or paternity leaves, and time off up to a year off for other endeavors that may include study abroad etc - all agreed upon for the specific terms. Once multiple campuses are set up worldwide, we will encourage flexible specialization at these campuses as part of the Four year program. The official termination of the 4 year program is 6 years, after which other provisions or continued to study with OSE can be pursued.