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Learning for Today and Beyond Tomorrow

“We are at the very early stage of a major learning revolution and we are responsible for giving future generations a much better world of what we have today.” It would be wrong to suggest that no progress has been made over the last twenty-five years in improving and extending school education throughout the world. […]

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My Teaching Philosophy: An Intimate Reflection

Education should prepare the human being for ongoing change and for the eventual crisis that might arise as a result of the transition. I believe the aim of education should be to build in each student strong theoretical foundations, to help future teachers to be educated rather than trained, to be capable of understanding the […]

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Education for the Greater Good

Lack of social ethics is one of the causes of violence and it is at the root of our present social and economic crises We live in a world in turmoil, a world of collapsing ideas, unfulfilled promises, and crashed ideologies and we experience the forces of change invading our classrooms every day, and at the […]

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Utopian Planning for Development and Change

The concept of development has been used in economics, sociology and education under different ideological labels and for a variety of planning purposes. However, the main reason for singling out education as instrumental in development is its role in producing the skilled manpower required to meet a country’s socio-economic needs. Thus education has come to […]

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From Terminal Degrees In Higher Education To Lifelong Learning

The most relevant and controversial issue facing the university is one of its «raisons d’être»: formation, the teaching-learning process. The English word ‘formation’ – among other meanings – indicates ‘the act or process of forming’ or ‘the shaping or developing of something’. The word ‘formative’ means ‘having influence in forming or developing’. Similarly, I use the term […]

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A Reflection on Aesthetic Thinking

We do not want for art to remain a forbidden garden for a fortunate few, because we know that the absence of art in our lives dims our creative and cognitive abilities, and silences the voice of our souls. As professionals of learning, we know that art education not only enhances the cognitive abilities of students […]

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Luis Manuel Peñalver, una vida con sentido ético

El 28 de abril de 2004 muere el Dr. Luis Manuel Peñalver. Años más tarde, me llega la triste noticia. Las circunstancias de efervescencia política y social de Venezuela hicieron pasar un poco desapercibido un hecho que, en otro momento, hubiese alcanzado la gran dimensión que se merece. Reviso la prensa venezolana de esos días […]

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Quotes on Education

Education is not the filing of a pail, but the burning of a fire --William Butler Yeats

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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell

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