Open Connections (OC)

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Campus view of Open Connections.

Freedom to Learn and Create

At Open Connections we engage in a wide variety of techniques to ensure that young people have the freedom to learn and create.

  • Avoidance of questions with hidden agendas.
  • Emphasis on Real Work versus make-work.
  • Reliance on experiential, hands-on learning.
  • Development of Process Consciousness (how a process impacts on the quality of content/output, for better or for worse).
  • Treatment of all people as colleagues (minus the struggles of hierarchies).
  • Celebration of each other's growth.
  • Offer of developmentally appropriate opportunities for young people to contribute to the growth of Open Connections.
  • Encouragement of the use of imagination and wishfulness as components of Flexible Thinking.
  • Emphasis on collaboration and synergy (vs. competition and negativity).
  • Treatment of adversity as opportunity.
  • Finding the resources to achieve goals.

Notes:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's The OC Process page. Open Connections is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.


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