We are a special educational center where we want you to learn everything there is to learn so you could become:
A versatile, knowledgeable individual.
We can do this because we sift, sort and integrate knowledge, separating it from the minutia, the redundancies and the excessive elaboration to the point of boredom, so the essence of our collective human knowledge gets passed on to you.
This puts us a cut above the conventional schools where you study subjects, take scattered quarter or semester long courses, attempt to choose careers or merely prepare for jobs while deep down you want to know much more especially how the world you live in works so you could be a functional part of it and even add to its growth.
In fact you want to know everything there is to know from the beginning to now but the bits and pieces of information you are getting is not letting you see the whole story. So you get frustrated, often giving up, throwing in the towel so to speak while at the same time blaming yourself for not being good enough or smart enough.
This is sad because this self imposed judgment isolates you from the rest of the world. You feel wasted and unworthy with your talent and capacities stifled. You want and deserve better but feel lost in the shuffle.
At this juncture, let us set a few things straight. The real world does not run by subjects or courses; it runs by common sense which requires knowing all there is to know. That’s where we come in.
We specialize in integrating knowledge of all subjects and disciplines. To most people, who think in conventional terms, this would be an impossible task because they are used to believing that we have learned so much over the past five thousand or so years of recorded human history that it just cannot be integrated into a comprehensible, learnable whole.
It turned out to be just the opposite because when we sift and sort knowledge, separating it from the minutia and the redundancies, it shrinks. Science, for instance, gets reduced to mere 150 simple concepts and skills. Same happens to the rest of our knowledge of art, music, humanities, philosophy, literature, psychology and economics, including religion and spirituality. They too shrink and when their essence is integrated with science and vice versa, we end up with a holistic collage of functional human knowledge easy to grasp and learn. The center concentrates on providing you with this kind of integrated knowledge.
Of necessity though, since science makes a major part of the world we live in, and also because science serves as a glue connecting and crisscrossing much of our knowledge base, we begin our program with science; not just book science but practical hands-on science using all the tools and instruments scientists use to do science.
These are not difficult to know or learn. Once you see them, you will see how simple and logical they are and that feeling of awe or fear about science that you have been carrying with you will just disappear.
It is quite an eye opening and uplifting experience to find out that you had no reason to stay away from science; you just did not know it because no one showed it to you.
In order to do full justice to this part of the program, we have established a separate Science Skills Center focusing exclusively on Science Lab Skills.
As far as other non science subjects are concerned, many of them you can learn on your own by just reading them in comprehensive books on the subject.
If you do that, you can even speed up your graduation from school or college by taking a proficiency exam on the subject via the CLEP exams system available through public libraries.
There is nothing better than a self taught person. He or she is versatile and much more capable of thinking and problem solving than the one taught via the prevailing system of schools and colleges.
In order to learn more about us, we suggest you take a tour of our facilities, especially the Science Skills Center .
We will then send you information about the time and dates of the upcoming tours as well as information about other workshops and courses we offer.
Make a point to come see us to know us first hand. Sooner you come, sooner we can get you started on a real learning and growing adventure.
Riaz-ul Haque, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Founder, Center for General and Applied Education and
The Science Skills Center
A point to ponder:
KNOWLEDGE IS OUR INHERITANCE AND OUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION. AT THE RATE WE ARE LOOSING IT, WE NEED TO ADD KNOWLEDGE TO THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES! JUST THINK ABOUT IT IN TERMS OF THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDRENS' EDUCATION.