EQUALS is dedicated to developing our Graduate Attributes in all our students. They encapsulate, in very succinct form, the full breadth of our virtues and spiritual principles and are core to the spirit and work of EQUALS. Our Graduate Attributes express our vision and mission, and they are focused on you, our students.
We believe that education needs an expanded definition that frees it from today’s largely economic context and acknowledges its role in transforming both individual lives and entire societies. Basic education, literacy, and education need to be redefined in a way that offers more than the acquisition of skills and facts.
Education can release capacities, develop analytical abilities, confidence, will, and goal-setting competencies, and instills the vision that will enable individuals to become self-motivating change agents, serving the best interests of the wider community.
The minimum requirements of education are the basic knowledge, attributes, skills, attitudes, and capacities that enable individuals to become conscious of their own growth, and active, responsible participants in a systematic process of building a new world.
Our Vision of the EQUALS Graduate
An EQUALS graduate has the knowledge, attributes, skills, attitude and capacities that enable them to become conscious subjects of their own growth. They are active, responsible participants in a systematic process of building a new world. They are empowered with a sense of their own dignity and worth and understand their positions as members of both a local community and the world community, and they believe their lives can make a difference.
|Attributes we nurture in our graduates
|The objectives we set for ourselves and our graduates.
|Indicators to help measure whether objectives are met
Recognition of the Equality of Feminine and Masculine
|– cultivate a deep sense of (self) awareness and purpose through discovering and nurturing our spiritual nature
|– advocate gender equality
– have a deepened sense of vocation; committing to and pursuing their purpose
|Committed to Service to Humanity
|– ensure graduates develop their capacity to be of service to humanity in their field of endeavour
|– be spiritually awakened beings who contribute to the betterment of society
– continue to pursue opportunities for service in their field of work or volunteering
|Independent Investigators of Knowledge
|– create enlightened, critical thinkers who demonstrate a consistent ability to reflect, inquire and transform existing systems and structures
|– be skilled and knowledgeable for work in their chosen field and will pursue opportunities to partner with organisations with shared values
|Advocates for Unity in Diversity
|– empower advocates of equality, justice and unity
|– develop, protect and expand organisational strategic and operational capacity: for individual, community and global equality, justice and unity
|Humility and Compassion
|– inspire individuals to strive for excellence in a spirit of humility, compassion, and mindfulness
|– foster and reflect personal and organisational values in a spirit of mutual respect, humility and compassion
|Professional Competence; including
Collaboration and Inclusiveness
Determination and Commitment
|– develop competence in professional practice and confidence in creating meaningful partnerships and networks with others in a spirit of unity
– identify creative and insightful solutions, through a deep understanding complex issues, interconnectedness and interdependency
– create collaborative, consultative, courageous, wise and informed decision-makers
|– competent and enriched professionals that meet the needs of industry today and into the future
– lead, influence or foster enquiry and innovative practice as applicable
– implement evidence-based practice and explore new learning to actively manage opportunities, threats and change
– embrace the connectedness to and interdependence with all members of humanity
– offer organisations transformational ideas and new perspectives
– make ethical decisions based on shared values
– be skilled in the art of consultative decision making
– empowered with a sense of their own dignity and worth
|Leaders in Sustainable, Ethical Practice
|– develop confident decision-makers who take action in both certain and uncertain conditions, based on measured risks and
|– be inclusive leaders and influencers who demonstrate skill in collaborating and consulting with others
– embrace obstacles as opportunities for learning