The ASIRI Methodology is a flexible, articulate, integrative and structured educational proposal. It is based on pedagogical, socio-anthropological, humanist and ancestral principles. It enhances the balanced capacity of human beings to feel, do and think, stimulating the curiosity, creativity, autonomy and innovation of the child. We hereby build a society in freedom and respect, the very basics of happiness.
ASIRI is holistic, since it recognizes the human being in his/her multiple dimensions propitiating growth in all capacities, from the mental, emotional, social, cognitive and physical to the psychic, ecologic, spiritual and creative. The proposal is in complete harmony with “the holistic approach to education and learning that overcomes traditional dichotomies between cognitive, emotional and ethical aspects”, just as suggested by UNESCO in “Rethinking Education-Toward a common global good?” (UNESCO, 2015).
Our educational proposal is based on three states of being: LOVE (sound), WILLPOWER (form) and WISDOM (color), respectively related to FEELING, DOING and THINKING, which contribute to learning with purpose, meaning and transcendence.
We propose Trade Based Learning. This practice integrates in transversal form the different learning routes defined by the education system. ASIRI Trades stimulate investigation, curiosity, experimenting, motivation and purpose in learning, leading to innovative, creative and happy children, teenagers and teachers.
7 Internal trades
These trades facilitate the discovery of the inner essence of the child, the expression of sensitivity and connect to the right cerebral hemisphere. They are quite related to the capacities and gifts of the individual
7 External Trades
These trades facilitate doing and working with willpower. They connect to the left cerebral hemisphere and they allow for experimenting and gaining know-how about the functioning of the world
The ASIRI trades are tools to develop projects with the purpose of integrating the cerebral hemispheres. They are important in the early stages of human development since they stimulate manual, visual and spatial abilities. This will allow access to new realities around interpretation and consciousness as well as developing those of cerebral, spiritual, physical, energetic, emotional and mystic nature.
Each trade allows the manifestation of human qualities through Feeling, Doing and Thinking. ASIRI connects the 14 Trades to form the 7 ASIRI Roads: Create, Transform, Build, Recycle, Heal, Protect, Communicate.
Within its proposal ASIRI integrates three types of tools: Time tools, Spatial tools and Periphery tools. These constitute ancestral instruments that allow us to develop and awaken the Consciousness of Being (I am), the Collective Consciousness (he/she is) and the Transcendental Consciousness in children, teenagers and teachers.
Periphery Tools: Meditation-Mental Harmonization (Makoto Shichida, Cerebral Gymnastics)-Body Harmonization (Yoga and Bio-dance)-Rituals-Massages-Creative Visualization
Time Structuring Tools: Mandalas-Seed Cards-Morphic Fields-Games-BioStories
Spatial Structuring Tools: Universal geometry-Arts and Crafts-Rhythmic coordination
ASIRI Methodology Mandala
The ASIRI Methodology is synthesized in the ASIRI Methodological Mandala wherein the following elements are summarized:
–Nine Aspects: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional. Intercultural, Social, Ecological. Psychic-intuitive, Creative, Spiritual
–Three types of consciousness: Consciousness of being (I am), Collective consciousness (he/she is), Transcendental consciousness (we are)
–ASIRI tools for time, space and periphery
–Seven roads: Create-Transform-Build-Recycle-Heal-Protect-communicate
-7 internal trades: painting, sculpture, theatre, cooking, philosophy, dance, music
-7 external trades: engineering, pottery, agriculture, carpentry, textile works, astronomy, construction