Modeling Language Glyphs
The Learning Path: Five Points of Mastery
July 4, 1997

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

The Learning Path: Five Points of Mastery

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Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick

LEARNER: Someone who gains knowledge, comprehension or mastery of through experience or study. Acquire through experience. Dragon: emblem of imperial power (China); symbols for rhythmic life; connecting link between heaven and earth
Ghananian Maze: a symbol of personal transformation

SPONSOR- ADVOCATE- ADVISOR: Sponsor: one who vouches for suitability of a candidate or assumes responsibility for a person or group during apprenticeship. Latin: to make a solemn pledge. Advocate: To speak in favor of; recommend. Latin: one summoned to give evidence; to call or summon. Advisor: to see to; according to my view. Feather: flight to other realms; to undertake a knowledge-gaining journey
Three Points:
indicating spiritual value²
FACILITATOR- GUIDE: Facilitator: one who frees from difficulties or obstacles, makes easier, aids or assists. Latin: facile--easy (IE: to do or to make). Guide: To look after, guard; to show the way. Wisdom, wise man, counselor. Staff: authority, magic power, journeying, pilgrimage
Spiral: potential movement, independent movement and eventual return
EXPERT: Person with a high degree of skill or knowledge in a certain subject. Latin: to try; (IE. risk, lead over, press forward, to learn by experience) Vessel: ²
STEWARD: Keeper of the hall. Ward of the hall. Circle with cross inscribed: a hobo symbol meaning "here are generous people."²

Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from
J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols
Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols
Alex Patterson's A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest³
Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultureal Icons & the Meanings Behind Them§
J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols¶

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