4 R Equation

4R Equation

(R + R) x R = R

Culturally Validating that is Responsive Pedagogy

Relevance

Realness 

Relationship

Rigor

 

 
 
 
 

“The mere imparting of information is not education. ”
―Carter G. Woodson

The 4R Equation tool provides a mathematical approach to understanding the R in the CLEAR Model.  Application of the 4R Equation helps provide clarity about what responsiveness looks like in practice.

In addition, the 4R Equation tool helps provide a formula for how to become more pragmatic about being responsive and how that can transform learning and experience into validating experiences full of vigor.

Relevance

  • Relation to the matter at hand 
  • Practical and especially social applicability
  • Pertinence

Realness

  • Not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory:  genuine  
  • Being precisely what the name implies
  • Occurring or existing in actuality
  • Relating to practical or everyday concerns or activities (e.g. left school to live in the real world)

Relationship

  • the state of being related or interrelated
  • the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship

Rigor

  • harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment:  severity
  • the quality of being unyielding or inflexible:  strictness
  • severity of life:  an act or instance of strictness, severity, or cruelty
  • a condition that makes life difficult, challenging, or uncomfortable

Vigor

  • active bodily or mental strength or force
  • active healthy well-balanced growth
  • intensity of action or effect:  force

 

Responsive Decision Making Matrix