Socelor is a Place of Learning
The purpose of Socelor is to teach people abstract cognitive enablers. Skills needed for prosperity in the world we find ourselves in.
Learning these skills is hard work and you have likely seen numerous approaches for acquiring sophisticated enabling skills (higher order thinking skills) using smart-phone apps, weekend seminars and numerous other quick, shallow, and inexpensive methods. Unfortunately, in spite of the technological advances we see in many areas of society, learning today is still done the same way as it was done at the time of Socrates in ancient Greece.
Learning these higher order enabling cognitive skills can be done, and The Science of Learning tells us exactly how they can be learned.
Teaching based on the principles underlying The Science of Learning is different from any other formal learning experience you will have had. Education has become teacher focused with either short-term, perishable learning outcomes, specific organizational learning needs that change on a regular basis, or job-focused skills that were great in a world that has disappeared but are now set to expire with the next round of automation. Through The Science of Learning, we have developed methods that have been empirically demonstrated to produce measurable and lasting valuable outcomes that will not be easily replaced by technology (if ever).
What do we do?
As an institution, we are a residential place of learning (as opposed to virtual) where people gather to learn. Read this article to find out why we need to physically meet when virtual meetings are so much more convenient.
A normal Socelor module is a three-month learning experience. A full-time student at Socelor would take four modules every three months over a recommended two-year timespan.
However, there are no requirements or commitments. You take modules until your recommendation meets the needs that you decide. You begin whenever you are ready – there is no formal start date – and you finish when you have learned whatever it is that you have come to learn.
A Socelor module is difficult to describe. As a former university student who took a Socelor module put it, “Its not like describing a tee shirt to someone. It is an experience that you have to engage in for yourself.” Since we can’t really give you an adequate description, we run a short, six-week taster class for you to experience it for yourself. Contact us to find out more about whatever it is that you might have questions about.
Based on the science that tells us how people learn, we can work with you to foster the enabling skills that will have a long-lasting, powerful, and positive impact for decades to come.