Wednesday, October 27, 2010

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms ~The APOGEE Achiever™


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Epigenetics and the APOGEE Learning™ Paradigm


The Observations

"No, they are not the same" was my hue and cry. My identical twin sons born to me were not the same. Yes, they split from the one egg, yes, they contain the genetic code of each parent, but from the very start of the split, they were positioned differently in the womb. Each twin experienced everything in utero from a different position in space. They each had very different birth experiences. Yet, all I had been taught in my undergraduate and graduate studies of physiology and psychology in the 60's, did not seem to consider these 'different' experiences as holding significant influences on their growth, development or perceptions. As a student of psychology and education, guided by the works of Jean Piaget, I observed. What I observed over the last four decades was that ALL influences. Holding a view that a particular experience, for the 'experiencer' holds no significance, may indeed be a misguided judgment of the observer.

When my third son was born, three years later, again, I had a whole new opportunity for observation. Each of my sons, in their own particular way, has taught me the meaning of life, care, unconditional love, and the significance of each and every experience, each and every relationship, each and every exposure to stress, be it environmental, physical or emotional.

There is more to the story of the 'differences' that developed, as each twin son made different choices, developed different interests, went to different schools, yes, very much an epigenetic accounting of growth and development. Matrix, hologram, kaleidoscopic emergence, epigenesis, are very much a part of the story that is yet to be fully told.

Man is born with potential, the propensities that come from origination, yet man was never meant to be limited to this origination, if he was, he would not have been given 'Free Will.' It is the breaking of this 'will' that enslaves.

Equipped with two decades of 'hands on learning,' post graduate work, along with continued studies of consciousness, creativity and learning, I initiated APOGEE Learning™ in 1983, a holistic, inclusive paradigm that has successfully served learners across the age span for what will soon be three decades.

As I read of the "Epigenetic theory," and its defined findings, I found a deep accord with my own observations... "an emergent theory of development that includes both the genetic origins of behavior and the direct systematic influence that environmental forces have, over time, on the expression of those genes. The theory focuses on the dynamic interaction between these two influences during development." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetic_Theory) From these perspectives, one can more fully appreciate why APOGEE Learning™ has brought about such outstanding change, benefit and growth for learners across the age span.

APOGEE Learning ™ is a system of learning and educational therapy that considers the visual, auditory, motor, psychological, attitudinal, kinesthetic, cognitive, biochemical, nutritional, neurological, educational, vibrational and reciprocal factors that relate to learning and creativity. It addresses the Academics and the Arts.

Through the use of Cognitive Kinesiology™ the student is brought closer to understanding the integrative action of the mind-body energy system. The student experiences the communication between the mind and body and comes to more fully appreciate the power of one’s own inner resources.

The assessment experience provides the student with opportunities to explore how behavior and stress patterns affect mind-body energy. The student is given the opportunity to more fully appreciate the interrelationship of the physical, mental, creative, and spiritual self. The student comes closer to understanding how his or her learning and creativity are influenced by what he or she has experienced, feels, attracts, knows, thinks, believes, wants, enjoys and fears. To know these aspects of self is to know the keys or locks to learning and creativity.

APOGEE Learning™ allows us to better understand and implement the supports, modifications, adjustments and educational approaches that are needed to assure effective learning and stress management.

APOGEE Learning™ is a system of:

• internal education that fosters self understanding
• educational therapy addressing individual need
• learning incorporating experiential multi-sensory education, the arts, yoga science,
internal education and stress management
• learning incorporating principles and practices of Cognitive Kinesiology™
• learning that seeks to identify the major processes that enhance or inhibit the ability or the desire to learn.

YouTube - The New Biology- From Victim to Master of Your Health
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iCcnDuY6-4&NR=1

YouTube - Dr Bruce Lipton Preceptions and Beleifs Not Genes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLuZqZcjk74&feature=player_embedded%0D

As can be readily noted, the principles of Epigenetics, are inherent in the orientations, practices and supports offered by APOGEE Learning ™ and APOGEE Acu-Tone ™ . It is indeed gratifying to find that 'science' in recent research has validated a life long held and lived perspective.
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YouTube - RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&

Most recent research:


Epigenetics, DNA: How You Can Change Your Genes, Destiny - TIME
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1951968,00.html

Identical Twins: Pinpointing Environmental Impact on the Epigenome
http://www.learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/twins/

Living on Earth: Genetics and the Environment
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=10-P13-00043&segmentID=4

Where 'environment' is the influence
Why dieting while pregnant could give your baby heart disease | Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1325684/Why-dieting-pregnant-baby-heart-disease.html

Where one can reverse the 'code'
Breakdancing girl, 13, who faced wheelchair due to curved spine claims she was cured by yoga | Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1325888/Breakdancing-girl-13-faced-wheelchair-curved-spine-claims-cured-yoga.html

Lifestyle Factors May Alter Genetic Traits, Study Finds
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130703719


Signal to Proteins = Movement = Work/Behavior
Cells hold to Control of Protein Function
and so...
The Learning and Knowing Body
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLA94C9D928D22EA83&feature=player_embedded&v=HVECAlT4AXY#!

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