Living and Learning through Real Life Assignments
The Purpose of Life Portfolio is based on a comprehensive range of assignments covering many and varied areas of life. These assignments can be engaged in by different age groups and abilities in appropriate ways. In the portfolio, these assignments are called living assignments.
Each living assignment includes a wide range of areas of learning and development including the following examples:
Physical Powers: Hand-eye coordination, Strength, Speed, Balance, Stamina, Agility, Accuracy
Mental Faculties: Conscience, Creativity, Imagination, Intellect, Memory, Reason, Will
Practical Skills: Plant Care, Environmental management, Homemaking, Food preparation, Transportation, Resource management, Animal Care
Mental Competences: Spatial Awareness, Challenge solving, Enquiry, Musical, Decision-making, Mathematical, Language
Character Traits: Perseverance, Patience, Love, Kindness, Caring,Cooperation, Obedience, Resilience
Social/ Corporate Learning: Collaboration, Communication, Relationships Interpersonal, Leadership/ Teaching, Service, Authority
Subject Knowledge Bank: E.g. History, Science, Religion, Geography, Health, Design
Spiritual: Knowing God, Communing with God, Seeking guidance of God, Growing in Image of God, Sharing about God.
Living assignments are learning assignments, patterned after the original learning assignments that God gave to humanity at creation and then after the fall. These assignments are called living because they take place in the context of real life activity. They are not abstract or merely theoretical as many learning assignments are today in conventional education.
For each Living Assignment, there are several pages in the portfolio for planning and recording educational performance. Pages include guidance, tables with entry cells for inputting information as follows:
Introduction and Ideas: An overview of the living assignment and some ideas for getting started with planning
Planning: Entry tables for weekly planning of the different aspects of the living assignment
Language Competence: Entry tables for weekly planning of the language development opportunities in the living assignment
Mathematical Competence: Entry tables for weekly planning of the mathematical development opportunities the living assignment
Recording: Entry tables for weekly documenting of work done on the living assignments
Assessment: Entry tables for comments on how well your child has performed in their living assignments with a rating option
Progress Tracking: Score table and corresponding diagrams to show monthly progress
Tutorial: A step by step tutorial guide explaining what to do for all entry tables
Validation: Each living assignment will be reviewed and summarised as a part of the annual validation process.