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Solving Global Pollution, Poverty and their Consequences

Problem
Many people go through life not discovering and/or developing their natural talents, that they have a passion for, into careers that they love. This untapped and thus wasted talent can lead to depression, aimlessness and their associated consequences.


Recommended: Inner Strengths & Talents Exploration, Application and Development (INSTEAD) program
The individualized instruction of the Flipped Mastery model is perfect for the INSTEAD program: The happiest and most successful people practice their passions as professions. Unfortunately, most of us struggle to discover our passions. We may

Thrival Education & Safety
INSTEAD Flipped-Mastery Learning systems, games, etc.

guess at them, but fear and doubt may influence us to abandon these possibilities, in favour of safe careers which provide a stable source of income. In order to enable to society to thrive, we must incorporate the ability for any student to systematically discover and develop all of their natural strengths and talents. The INSTEAD Program is designed to do just that. This mandatory/core program should be provided to students at all educational levels, globally:
1.    A combination of Emotional Intelligence, Practical Intelligence, Multiple Intelligences and other learning style indicators are used to provide a starting point/baseline/point of reference.
2.    The teacher and student use this starting point to begin to discover and develop the student’s Top Three Strengths and Talents in each of the following: arts, sports, daily cardio/strength workouts, trades, sciences.
3.    Teach how to constructively integrate these Inner Strengths in school, professionally and socially
4.    The student is encouraged to find his/her passions within his/her strengths, then practice, practice, practice.
5.    Retest for strengths each year to capture and record changes, then incorporate them

Safety Modules:
•    Survival and Thrival Wilderness Training
•    Survival and Thrival Swimming Training
•    Self-Defence Training against animal and human attackers

Additional Modules:
•    Promote complementary hobbies
•    Anti-bullying module
•    Stress management and anger management modules
•    Public speaking module
•    Promote an Internal Locus of Control
•    Positive Parenting and Authoritative Parenting tools and techniques are taught to help our children to: be good parents when their turn comes, better understand the motives behind parents' rules and thus be more cooperative, provide helpful alternatives to parents who run into disciplinary difficulties. 
•    Diplomacy, socialization and negotiation modules

Designing INSTEAD:
Montessori, Mastery Learning, Flow Psychology and other educational approaches which produce the best self-discovery, development and mastery results should all be evaluated. The best aspects of each can be combined into a single mandatory Flipped Mastery INSTEAD course for all students, at all educational levels. Perhaps even INSTEAD video games are possible...

Related Links
http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n1/edwards.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastery_learning
http://psychology.about.com/od/PositivePsychology/a/flow.htm


Both the phablet and the computer can only connect to the free Thrival Internet, which includes: the INSTEAD courses. The Application and Development of these talents is done through vocational massive open online courses - MOOC. The Owner's Manual for the Scalable and Portable Automated Closed Ecosystem (SPACE) House includes maintenance, repair and upgrade instructions with lots pictures and videos.

Recommended: Virtual Reality system
A VR system would be an important tool to explore, apply and develop any individual's inner strengths and talents. It would also be a significant tool for education, communication, work and entertainment.

Impact
People can discover and develop their Top Three Strengths and Talents in each of the following: arts, sports, daily cardio/strength workouts, trades and sciences. This will help them to discover their passions and to easily find careers that they love.

Experts Needed
Education specializing in course development

VR



What We Have Already Achieved

A "Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom


"Mastery Learning is, simply put, an approach to teaching that requires students to attain a pre-defined level of proficiency in a topic before they can move on to the next topic in a course... This approach is particularly effective and vital in any course where the content builds on prior learning. The idea has been around for decades, but it has been challenging to implement until recently. Today’s instructional technology tools can be used to make the Mastery Learning approach far more achievable than it was in the ‘pre-tech’ classrooms of the past."
- http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/flipping-awesome-enabling-mastery-learning-in-the-flipped-classroom/

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
About this course: This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn


Mathematics made easy and fun for everyone!

"Throughout Scott [Flansburg]’s travels Scott proves his capacity to perform high-speed addition, subtraction, multiplication, square roots and even cube roots. More important than showing others the skills that he has acquired, he wants to show others that they already have the ability to perform seemingly difficult math problems without a calculator. Using Scott’s nontraditional tactics, he has learned that any student or professional who needs to use math in their daily life is only hindered by the calculator instead merely using their brain."

- http://thehumancalculator.com/


Many more jobs coming in the high tech sector, but not enough talent to fill them

"Canada’s economy will create at least 218,000 tech jobs between now and 2020, but lacks the people to fill them, says a new report from a not-for-profit think tank.
The report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) calls for reforms to Canada’s education and economic policies, including starting computer science education in kindergarten and offering tax credits to small businesses to hire IT people...

The problem isn’t limited to Canada. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts the country will create some 1.4 million IT jobs by 2020, but schools will barely be able to fill a third of them, the ICTC study says. The European Union will be short 825,000 IT workers by 2020.
But other countries are out ahead of Canada in addressing the issue. U.S. President Barack Obama in January pledged $4 billion to bring computer science classes to the nation’s schools.
In Britain, computer coding classes are now mandatory for all students from the age of five to the end of high school."

-http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/12/it-jobs-skills-shortage-canada_n_9440872.html