Dr. Paulsen titled her original pen & ink (above) as her Biography,
which represents five principal elements of living and learning.
Openness: At any age, in learning one becomes an open vessel, looking outwards from themselves in a position that welcomes the opportunity to embrace new knowledge and experience.
Innocence: An open heart and an open mind reflects humility in the process of life-long learning and personal growth and development.
Listening: The profile depicts that the learner is positioned to hear, showing that the learner listens, watches and absorbs the lessons.
Intelligences: Each person’s learning styles are unique; represented are the mouth (oral), ears (auditory), eyes (visual), wings (kinetic), and the heart (the soul).
Interspersed within these representations are images suggesting balance.