|Fides Quaerens Itellectum
"Faith Seeking Understanding"
"Learning is becoming much more than being educated to play a role in the industrial society. Learning replaces the materialism and consumerism that is so much a part of today's society with a deeper love. It is a love of learning for the sake of learning - of gaining a sense of being rather than having - of valuing knowledge more than things" (Ellis, 2000, p. 19).
MMLC is committed to diverse expressions of evolving, community-based learning that would replace fixed and hierarchical school systems. It is the belief of the parents, facilitators, and leadership at MMLC that learning comes naturally to children and the more we control learning, parcel it out, measure it, and push it, the harder it becomes. We believe that if we give young people an encouraging, compassionate, and supportive environment, that they will learn, just as they breathe and grow taller.
MMLC believes learning should be intrinsically interesting to its members. MMLC believes that learning is encouraging, compassionate, and supportive. MMLC believes standardized education is an intellectual monoculture that diminishes rather than encourages participation in the affairs of the community.
The establishment of this learning community is driven by the desire of its members to create a model for cultural, spiritual, and social renewal. MMLC further believes in edification that reclaims the natural qualities of learning and supports the individualized needs of families as they endeavor to nurture lifelong learners. In addition, MMLC believes each individual possess a complex personality containing many dimensions of experience, knowledge, and purpose that should be supported.
MMLC uses a blended learning experience. Blended means a mixture of on-line, on-ground, and correspondence courses using an autodidactic approach. Autodidactic (is self-directed learning). Autodidacts seek instruction and guidance from experts, friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and community.
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