Our Curriculum Design Methodology
The MHI curriculum is guided by four core principles, which maximize students' retention of the material, and expedite its applicability in the real world:
1. The Curriculum is Integrated
The curriculum is integrated, so that what students are learning in each subject relates to, and is reinforced by, the other subjects.
For example, the case study being used in wealth-building is the same one used when studying interpersonal communications. And the principles being taught in the communications class refer to, and reinforce, the principles being taught in the wealth-building class. Each of the MHI courses is developed with the other courses in mind for a comprehensive, integrated experience.
2. The Curriculum Focuses on Practical Skills First
The curriculum focuses first on proven, practical skills and techniques that can be applied right away to produce positive results in the students' lives. The curriculum gradually works out to the theoretical level, once the practicals are mastered.
The reasons for this are threefold. First, it provides immediate benefits to the students, giving the material maximum value right away. Second, giving them techniques they can use now engages them quickly in the material, and preserves their attention over the long term because the benefits are obvious and immediate. Third, once practical skills are mastered, the theory becomes a natural and logical extension of the skills and techniques already being practiced.
3. The Curriculum Flows from Personal Application Out to Interpersonal Application, Then to Global Application
The curriculum focuses on personal skill development and well-being first, then works its way out to applying these skills in ever expanding arenas, from personal relationships, to communities, to the world.
4. The Curriculum Combines Instruction with Self-Awareness
The word "education" is popularly known to have derived from two Latin words, "educare" (related to child-rearing) and "educere" (related to drawing out the inner wisdom, or leading one out of ignorance). Our curriculum is designed to operate at that intersection of instruction and inner wisdom (or self-awareness). That is because there are two forces at work when developing excellence in any area. The student must externally learn the right techniques and principles to apply, but must also develop their own inner clarity and alignment, and clear any internal blocks that would prevent them from using the skill effectively. For example, we can teach students proven techniques for communicating effectively with others, but to excel, students must also discover and honor their own communication style and talents. We can teach students proven methods to build their wealth, but they must do so from the perspective of their own unique talents and financial personality, in order to be truly successful and fulfilled in the pursuit.