Imagine an education where you could showcase your abilities through content creation. Imagine not having to take standardized tests, but instead spending that valuable time making something you’re proud of.
That’s why at Praxis, we place a high priority on deliverables. They are projects that each participant makes to show the work they are completing during the boot camp. Unlike tests, deliverables can be uniquely adapted to each individual’s personal goals and skills. Here, you’ll see some of the top examples that Praxis participants have created.
During Month 4 of Praxis, participants spend time in focused content consumption every day. The best content creators are also avid content consumers. Every Praxis participant spends one month building the habit of constant, active content consumption. They spend at least one hour of focused content consumption every day, learning from philosophers, historians, entrepreneurs, and many other great thinkers.
The deliverables for Month 4 are videos discussing big ideas that stuck out to participants from the content. Here are just a couple things one can learn learn by creating a video deliverable:
- Build public speaking skills
- Become comfortable on camera
- Succinctly express arguments
- Showcase critical thinking ability
- Gain basic video editing skills
- Create a basic presentation
Morgan Von Gunten’s Module 4 Deliverable:
Praxis participant Morgan von Gunten took an original approach to her videos. Through the course of the month, she illustrated her favorite concepts in Module 4 by creating short skits and acting them out with her siblings.
1. Hypotheticals (And Zombies)
Morgan illustrates the value of hypotheticals through this video. She uses the absurd yet practical example of a zombie apocalypse to showcase the value of thinking through hypothetical circumstances. “What would you do in an extreme situations to survive?”
2.Arguments (And Tiny Christmas Trees)
In this video, Morgan uses the case of someone selling a small Christmas tree as an example of bad (and good!) ways to sell something. She highlights the most common logical fallacies that are used all around us today.
3. Artists (And Feedback)
There’s a myth that the best artists are the ones cloistered away from the public, feverishly creating pieces that aren’t appreciated fully until after their death. Morgan confronts this myth in her third video, and shows how the market can actually make art better!
4.Ideas (And Thieves)
The best artists steal ideas. Morgan’s final video explains why that’s a good thing, building off concepts in Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist.
Who is Morgan Von Gunten?
Morgan, a Praxis participant, is also a writer and researcher who is working toward the goal of publishing her first novel in 2020!
“I’m doing Praxis because I want to surprise myself. I want to find the place where I thought my limit was and realize I can go even further. I want to keep going against what’s normal, I want to learn from those who’ve learned more, and I want to challenge myself in every area of my life to give a hundred percent. Praxis is helping me doing that, and I can’t wait to get started.” -Morgan Von Gunten