The Philosophy of the Matrix
The Matrix of a Learner can be compared to a bicycle wheel which requires three components to move forward; the hub, the rim and the connecting spokes. The wheel moves forward only when all three components are firmly in place and working.
The “learner” in the center of the Matrix is analogous to the hub of a wheel. The learner can be an individual, a group, a community, or any organization with a task requiring exploration and outreach.
The outer rim of the Matrix is the learning cycle. The cycle starts by asking questions that lead to exploration, learning, and ultimately the creation of solutions. The learner is then expected to give back, thereby contributing to make their environment a better place for all. As each learner’s knowledge-base builds and is shared, the learner progresses through higher stages of mastery.
The spokes in the Matrix represent the resources that aid the learner by asking more questions, sharing knowledge, and collaborating in the exploration of solutions. Resources can be family members, peers or colleagues, educators, community members, or people outside the community, such as global citizens, connecting and collaborating together to solve both local and global issues.
The development and integration of each component in the Matrix enables the wheel to progress forward towards developing and growing creative solutions.
Driving ideology behind the Matrix
This earlier video expresses the philosophy of the Matrix using the original logo where components were represented by the pistil (center) and the inner and outer petals on a flower. Although the logo has changed the driving ideology has not.