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Thinking in different multiplicities as well as in contexts

"Being creative is all about linking seemingly disparate ideas into a new synthesis". Prof. Allan Snyder


"Interdisciplinary learning, multicultural studies, empathic scientific experimentation, and a systems approach to integrating knowledge, are among the cutting-edge teaching practices that are forcing a fundamental change in the educational process and preparing students to live in a complex, multidimensional, global society."Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin is an important mastermind of our time, advisor for the European Union, internationally recognized government consultant and author "The Third Industrial Revolution", Empathic Education: The Transformation of Learning in an Interconnected World


Learning 3.0 with the PapillonMethod - the creator behind the story.

Learning 3.0: Why Technology Belongs in Every Classroom - MIT

Bring on the learning revolution! / Sir Ken Robinson -TED

21st Century Learning and Teaching - SCOOP.IT


Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.


What is Papillon?

The "Papillon "(Butterfly ) method transforms digital "static"books and texts in unique dynamic worlds of experiences.

The educational concept is an innovative learning and teaching method which grows with knowledge like a living organism, creates, uses and reuses continuously new things. A concept adapted to the 21st century, transferable, story-based, web-based, independent.

By applying the PapillonMethod online books are transformed into a huge dynamic ecosystem of knowledge. One can embed multimedia such as photos, videos, and audio files directly into books. Imagine your textbook containing video and audio snippets or interactive games. That's a cool feature for standard books and an outstanding feature for textbooks.

The approach is a further development of the well known "static"format for eBooks and follows a special architecture . Interactive keywords provide in-depth and interdisciplinary insight in a prescribed or self-selected topic. Once you discover the whole picture, your understanding grows. New perspectives lead to new insights.

The concept is based on many years of project experience and has been successfully proven in practice at the Berlin Scondary Ellen Key School. An expert report from the Berlin Institute of Technology supports the project.

"I think the next (21.)century will be the century of complexity ."Dr. Stephen Hawking


Principle - Multiple Interlinking

Papillon [Butterfly] is the name and the principle of the educational concept. Butterflies represent metamorphosis and change. Their flutter from flower to flower is a symbol of the central principle: "multiple interlinking"because everything is connected in our global world."Children must be given the opportunity to view a certain aspect from different perspectives. This is how they learn the same content in all of its complexity and learn in the process that different perspectives can result in different assessments", opines Prof. Vassilios Fthenakis, a renowned pedagogy scholar and Professor for Developmental psychology and anthropology at the Free University of Bolzano Italy.

The principle is based on an interdisciplinary and narrative presentation of knowledge. By merging seemingly oppositional themes such as nature and culture, art and science, tradition and new media, book and Internet grows an interdisciplinary universe of knowledge.

"The traditional reductionist approach to the study of phenomena is beginning to give way to the pursuit of "big picture"questions about the nature of reality and the meaning of existence-which require a more interdisciplinary perspective."Jeremy Rifkin

Just like a butterfly students are able to leave the classroom to learn in fascinating multimedia worlds , without being limited by time or space. Papillon knowledge spaces are emotional, social and creative.The lessons will be easier, more interesting and stimulates the networked thinking.

Papillon makes books come alive and inspires students to explore the secrets of the vast universe of knowledge. With a new, holistic view and with respect of the complexities of nature and society networked thinking and action will help to have a better understanding of the diversity of the global world and to solve the problems of the future.


  • River diversion is a complex system.
    Every drop of water is a sensitive part of global water system that fullfill many tasks. Therefore, researchers need to examine all the factors together: climate, geology, land use and settlements. There is no simple answer only an answer in a context. This to impart, is concern of "Papillon"and the true value of the project.
    "A small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere."Butterfly effect
  • The idea is to anchor knowledge cross-curricular because our actions have long-term and sometimes dramatic consequences. Global Change, Marine Ecosystems and Society
  • Multidisciplinary Deep Web Search : A deeper, broader and more interconnected view on a topic provides the Knowledge Graph. Explore the topic "Baroque"more interconnected in chapter 4


Architecture of the educational concept "Papillon"

The architecture of the concept is based on narration and interaction. The hybrid system combines the advantages of static and dynamic representation of contents and is a merging of imagination and scientific facts and allows a 3-dimensional view on the recommended topical focus. The Papillon method offers a real and an imaginary level.

  • First, the real world of knowledge. 
  • Second, a fictional world of characters and stories.

With these two levels the reader can interact and offers his mind a stimulus cocktail of reward and discovery. An ideal learning environment believe more and more educators and psychologists today and a tool that has many effects.


Level of narration - Joyful Reading

Learning needs pictures which stay in mind to show brittle, abstract contents in a vivid and understandable way. Stories with their colorful world of images are able to fulfill this task. They smooth the way for a magnificent imagination and encourage creativity, reading motivation and language skills.  Moreover, thinking in pictures and stories promotes memory retention.

Therefore virtual characters are included into the real learning process. They represent various attitudes and behaviour. Their contrary opinions include learners in the discussion and enable an educational entrance due to dialogue. The applied narrative structure is suitable for controverse dialogues. Students learn to accept other viewpoints and bear conflicts. 

Why imparting knowledge through narration? The answer lies in the way the brain works: we remember things better when more than one sense is involved. That is particularly true when it comes to stories rather than simple informational documents. What has no emotional coloring is easily forgotten Children love stories. This makes knowledge transfer as simple and effective.




Fairy tales are interculturally. They can build about all cultures golden bridges of understanding.   Open Books, Open Doors:

Literacy is a basic right. It is a fundamental condition for being part of today's knowledge societies. Literacy is a key to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunities.

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Level of interaction - Playful Learning

In the process of the narrative a thematic orientation will be recommended which will allow a 3-dimensional view on the topical focus (Hypertopic) through the merger of book and Internet. Seemingly diverse themes will be linked into a unique interdisciplinary universe of knowledge and due to the level of narration knowledge will be produced multimedia-based.  Analog view of a topic does not encourage thinking in contexts. Making a thought more flexible also helps to get closer to the solution of a problem.

A wide, cross-subject education and cross-border thinking challenges children to ask questions, show curiosity and to change their perspectives.

Example: "Papillon principle"promotes exploratory learning, the discovery of the contents. Keyword: Root (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)The student learns all about the topic "roots"interdisciplinary: in the biological sense, our astronomical birth, our family and historical roots. (refer to Chapter 3)

This system of komplex universal spirit allows children to see our world in a global context, fosters a creative mind as well as analytical abilities, teaches playful learning and motivates students to develop their own ideas

It will also help to develop networked and multifunctional thinking. The concept helps better to understand the interconnectedness of our global world and leads to new insights. The narrative keeps the priority even when the learner follows his/her thematic interest. Easily and quite naturally, the student combines digital and traditional ways of working as well as different media and disciplines.



Interactive teaching methods improve science learning, new study says.


Delimitation to conventional methods - Freely Combining

The learning concept presents a new way of conception of contents which differs fundamentally from traditional learning methods and the already known e-learning. It goes way beyond pure e-learning-usage and outlines a contrast towards the known click and pick. The space of knowledge will be flexible shaped by the virtual world. In todays e-learning-usage learners can often get forward only page by page or navigate at most via the fixed structure of the index. But exploratory learning, the discovery of the contents over its coherences fails because of missing links. To tie contextual links among and between study units offers in this method the possibility to provide flexibly linked information due to an attractive concept. Different links 1, 2, 3... illuminate and combine a specific topic from different perspectives. Simply linking a text line is extended by multiple links and can stored directly into the document.

The advantage reaches to the emotional and motivating effects which are generated due to the identification with the characters, the exciting narrative level and the variety of themes of the active level. With this kind of reading and learning can be the germ of curiosity be planted in the students. Learning results and motivation will be achieved when knowledge coherences are exploit and this exploration can be repeated self-dependent by the learner.

Narrative Hypermedia



"Changes in the media world will change our understanding of education and requires new thinking, new forms of cultural process and interaction with the world around us,"says media scholar Henry Jenkins of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge ( MIT ) in his Systemic Approach to Media Education. "These include multitasking and the ability  content from various sources and media to connect with each other."A set of core social skills and cultural competencies that young people should acquire if they are to be full, active, creative, and ethical participants in this emerging participatory culture, identified by Henry Jenkins. Abilities that are encouraged by "Papillon".

Today the digitization of our world is as significant as the invention of the alphabet. Therefore promotes "Papillon"the imparting of media literacy as a key cultural techniques of the 21st Century , because digital technology will mean a fundamental change in our perception.

Papillon is one example for new paths of imparting knowledge in the 21st Century and also a concrete example of "lateral learning"as one aspect of a comprehensive re-orientation of education, described by Jeremy Rifkins book "The Third Industrial Revolution". The Application example "GOLD DUST"shows how to implement the PapillonMethod and how the prototyp transforms into a highly interactive component and unique experience.

Due to the switch between digital and traditional work methods, the productive capacity to reflect and the joy the students experience from experimentation as well as the ability to critically assess the media are stimulated and promoted. Unique learning success becomes possible in this sense by combining technical affinity and the desire to read. Concepts which combine what is information with creative methods of thinking and working boost the attention and motivation of the students and open up new ways from the to express themselves and create. The joy in learning is awakened.

"The "Hole in the Wall"project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge."Sugata Mitra, Professor Newcastle University


Sociologist John W. Meyer  is the opinion that it gradually comes to a connection of national education systems towards to a kind of global education apparatus, and finally "to a high degree of internationalization of educational content both in general as well in higher education and to a wide dissemination of the educational definition of the world as a common humankind and common living space".


We don't need a funnel but a broad view

Changing perspektives or why very distantly related links?

Analog view of a topic does not encourage thinking in contexts. A thought make more flexible also helps to get closer to the solution of a problem. A wide, cross-subject education and cross-border thinking provokes children to ask questions, show curiosity and to change their perspectives. The more incredible and "crazy"contexts, the more the potential of the brain is activated.

If someone is not interested in a topic, he will find it difficult to learn. Papillon therefore arouses curiosity in interesting cross-curricular themes and opens the door to the Internet. Behind every door students can find a surprise, against one's expectations. Surprise is a positive emotion. Neuroscientists are of the opinion that positive emotions support the learning process. An information may be better absorbed, reminded and processed. Facts are empty without being linked to context and concepts.

How the brain learns best

Change your mind, how to educate students for their live in an entirely different and more complex world.


Germany, Berlin - Students and teachers opinions about the PapillonMethod.



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