biomatrix curriculum in w/holistic societal problem (dis)solving:
kids to the rescue of the world
history of the project
The Biomatrix Curriculum in W/Holistic Societal Problem (Dis)Solving: Kids to the Rescue of the World is presented as a series of PowerPoint slides in cartoon format.
We selected this format to give a light-hearted touch to a body of knowledge that otherwise might be experienced as being depressing (Chapter 1) and heavy with theory (Chapter 2).
The curriculum started off as a project for schools, but soon morphed into providing a w/holistic integration of the knowledge contained in the Biomatrix courses and programmes. This was mostly in response to friends and clients who voiced concern about the state of the world, want to do something about it, but don’t know what and feel impotent in the face of the magnitude of the task.
While some parts of the curriculum are suitable for schools, some parts may be too difficult. Instead of spending another few months reworking the material, we publish it as is and carry on working on a school version – hopefully with animation (finance permitting).
In the meantime, we would love to get your feedback, suggestions and even cooperation on this! And if it makes sense to you, please, disseminate it!
We urgently need to initiate w/holistic change in the world!
purpose of the project
The purpose of the project is to
- contribute to a transformation in thinking from a reductionist to a w/holistic approach
- explain how societal systems can be transformed w/holistically
- generate hope that COLLECTIVELY we CAN change the systems of society
- inspire action by each of us in our own unique area of expertise.
This project will also benefit our students of the Biomatrix Design Courses and clients of the Biomatrix Transformation Programmes and participants in a Biomatrix Jamming and Conferencing Programme, as it contextualises the knowledge contained in the Biomatrix courses and programmes and clarifies their larger purpose.
Hopefully it will also inspire readers to participate in courses and programmes to become w/holistic thinkers and learn about Biomatrix Theory and Biomatrix Change Methodology and how to apply them.
Nothing less but the survival of humanity is at stake.
content of the curriculum
The Biomatrix Curriculum in W/Holistic Societal Problem (Dis)Solvin:: Kids to the Rescue of the World describes the story of a few kids who are concerned about the state of the world and its many problems, and their journey into the future.
In summary, the content is the following:
introduction (slides 1-24)
The introduction provides an overview of the curriculum and some basic underlying assumptions.
chapter 1: journey towards a current future (slides 25 – 219)
The kids visit experts in many areas of life (e.g. politics, economics, education, business, art, religion, philosophy, psychology, energy, health-care, ecology, amongst others) and ask them how to solve the problems of the world.
They ask mainstream, as well as alternative and dissident experts.
Although learning much about the current state of the world and the solutions proposed for our global problems, they are dissatisfied with the answers.
chapter 2: journey towards the ideal future (slides 220- 683)
On return from their journey they meet the Futurist who initiates them into becoming W/Holiparts with the mission of facilitating the (dis)solving of the world’s complex problems and gives them a curriculum as a guide.
The curriculum consists of the following parts:
Part 1: Meeting the Futurist (slides 225- 258)
Part 2: Worldview: Reductionism and W/Holism (slides 259 – 280)
Part 3: Theory of W/Holism: Biomatrix Theory (slides 281- 334)
Part 4: Understanding Complexity (slides 335 – 371)
Part 5: Understanding System Change (slides 372 – 404)
Part 6: W/Holistic Change METHODOLOGY (slides 405 – 581) (This part provides a nine step methodology of how to transform a system)
Part 7: W/Holistic Change MANAGEMENT (slides 582 – 671) (Amongst others, this part outlines how a change can be managed through w/holistic leadership, as well as r/evolutionary strategy)
Part 8: Summary (Slides 672 – 683)
Post script (Slides 684 – 723)
The power point presentation will also be made available as a book. (This is in preparation).
The video entitled “The state of the world and what to do about it” explains the role of worldview in
bringing about the state of economic, political and cultural affairs. It is another high level integration of the knowledge disseminated by the Biomatrix courses and programmes.
Other videos on the different parts of the Biomatrix Curriculum are in preparation.
We also have many videos available that explain the different concepts of Biomatrix Theory and the Biomatrix Change Methodology. (The Biomatrix courses consist of about 20 hours of video lectures.)
If our videos make sense to you, please disseminate them!
We urgently need to initiate a r/evolution in thinking that extends the current reductionist worldview through a w/holistic view of the world!
financing the curriculum
This curriculum was partly financed by a donation (we thank our generous donor who wants to remain anonymous), as well as from personal savings.
You are welcome to disseminate and download the power point presentation for personal (not commercial) use for free. At the same time, we would be grateful for a donation, if you derive benefit from the material.
This will enable us to finalise the following curricula which are in different stages of completion:
- Curriculum in W/Holistic Participatory Democracy
- Curriculum in W/Holistic Public Discourse
- Curriculum in Personal Life Planning.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!