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Aprender para el ejercicio estético y ético

De nadie aprendemos más que de aquel que hace tambalear nuestros valores Filósofos, artistas, legisladores y poetas han pasado muchos siglos analizando estos dos conceptos y algunos han llegado a la conclusión que no pueden separarse de la propia formación del ser humano. La educación para apreciar la belleza se dirige a los sentidos y […]

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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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Teaching Beyond the Transmission of Knowledge

«Teaching to the test at the expense of teaching to the heart is wrong and reduces education to a very superficial acquisition of knowledge and values. Standardized testing for measuring knowledge, skills and attitudes goes against learning styles and individual differences.» «One of the most important rules of teaching is to preach by example. Are […]

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Is Human Development Achievable Without Ethical Ends?

“To base the political division of the world’s future on ideological standpoints of left or right is senseless.” The basis of human progress is not in a return to the past, nor is it in the present; it is to anticipate the future; to go forward with the awareness of what could and should have […]

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Affective Competencies That Students Do Not Systematically Learn

All affective variables or domains must be stimulated from the earliest pre-school age. Other­wise it is a very difficult, almost impossible, task for high school and the university. However, at any age, the world of feeling is always open to exploration and individual growth. If this has not been achieved at the previous levels of […]

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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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Learning Forever: Deconstructing Current Education

One of the problems facing education today is its failure to adapt to the advances in science and technology. Educational institutions and their teaching systems lag far behind when it comes to adapting to new forms of knowledge and learning. While the education system shapes some of the components of society, it is also conditioned […]

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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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El arte supremo del maestro es despertar el placer de la expresión creativa y el conocimiento. - Albert Einstein

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