Areas of Study

Areas-of-StudyThe GOSESO curriculum integrates new grassroots educational tools that build human and social capital and advance economic sustainability, social justice, and natural resource conservation. Our curriculum is designed based upon a practical needs assessment and the incorporation of indigenous knowledge.

To create this curriculum, we have employed a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including interviews and focus groups with a random sample of local people to determine whether they considered their livelihoods to be sustainable. Local people were also asked to identify the constraints and obstacles that limit their ability to reduce poverty, progress toward sustainable livelihoods, and improve their stewardship of the natural resources in the area.

Since people acquire knowledge in different contexts, through diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences, the GOSESO pedagogy employs various learning approaches such as cooperative, service-learning, project-based, peer-assisted and cross-age learning to accommodate students' differing educational needs.