CLCeducation: about us

To provide quality educational opportunities and services to our communities (individuals, schools and educational centers, business and other institutions in Indonesia and abroad).
CLC - Community Learning Center provides training, learning opportunities, consulting and educational support to its community (individuals; schools and education centers; companies and organizations).

To add to the ongoing debate on the role and aims of education in society.

CLCeducation is a network of teachers, trainers, consultants, professionals and skilled individuals allowing us to propose a wide range of educational seminars and services.

Learning should be a life-long process. CLCeducation proposes a wide of variety of courses and educational support for all the different stages of learning: from early childhood to adulthood.
Our goals are to help you learn and to (re)kindle your enthusiasm for learning.

"The question of all questions for humanity, the problem which lies behind all others and is more interesting than any of them is that of the determination of man’s place in Nature and his relation to the cosmos. Whence our race came, what sorts of limits are set to our power over us, to what goal we are striving, are the problems which present themselves afresh, with undiminished interest, to every human being born on earth."
TX Huxley, 1863.

enthusiasm of learning grows by making the learning experience either/and:
• relevant, as in meeting the needs of the individual within their financial and personal constraints.
• expansive, as in expanding the realm of possibilities and scope of knowledge for personal growth.
• enjoyable

three areas of knowledge: savoir-faire, savoir, savoir-vivre

Savoir-faire (knowing how to do)

covers the learning of skills which include:
• basic skills such as reading, writing, arithmetic, problem-solving...
• skills and competency in exercicing a professional or recreational activity

With these skills, an individual can satisfy minimum requirements to live in society:
• accessing and analyzing information
• earning a living

Savoir (knowledge) covers what is known as general culture:

• basic or common understanding of a wide range of subjects

Nowadays we are seeing a specialization of knowledge earlier and earlier in the academic process.
On the contrary, a wide range of basic knowledge coupled with a nurturing of a person's innate curiosity and intelligence is neccessary in order to make sense of the complex issues and problems facing our global society.

Savoir-vivre (knowing how to live)

• manners, social etiquette, cultural mores and shared human values.

Savoir-vivre allows people to live in communities, build societies and share a culture.

Also, to a greater extent, savoir-vivre also helps us live despite our lack of understanding of the human condition.

CLC promotes a "perspective education"

These goals reflect three meanings of the word "perspective". The goals of perspective education are:
• to develop understanding of individual points of view
• to expand scope of knowledge
• to provide greater prospects for the future.

perspective as angle (from one's perspective)

Each individual sees the world from a particular angle, through a personal lens constructed from their upbringing, experiences and desires. Each person judges new knowledge according to their needs and interests.

It is important for each person to feel free to express their points of view, to follow their creative impulses and to understand the motivations which underlie their actions.

perspective as vista (putting things into perspective)

To grow, a person must broaden their horizon. This means coming into contact with other points of view, new ideas and new experiences.
This allows us to see that our problems, our needs and our desires are not isolated but find many commonalities with those of our neighbors, countrymen and other world citizens

Through this contact we can learn openness, respect, empathy and connectedness.

perspective as future prospect

In the end, we gain greater understanding and with greater understanding comes greater opportunities: opportunities for individual development, professional advancement and family security; opportunities for inclusive neighborhoods, community building and intercultural respect.

subjects of knowledge (paths to truth): sciences, arts, philosophy

"Particularly today, when so many difficult and complex problems face the human species, the development of broad and powerful thinking is desperately needed."
Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden.

Our first learning experiences are fueled by innate childhood curiosity and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, for many, these childhood qualities have been stifled in the pursuit of quantitative results.

Although CLC supports the grading and certification system as it is the only practical way to measure abilities, it does not have to be at the cost of life-long learning pleasure.
On the other hand, others are trying to simply equate learning with fun and games at the detriment of some basic skills.