Lecture on Truth, Beauty and Goodness - Lasalle

Report
Educational Challenges
for the Global Village
Br. Ar min A. Luistro FSC
SOURCE: CNN. “2013: The year in pictures”. Retrieved April 27, 2014 from http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/05/world/gallery/2013-year-in-pictures/index.html
I. Roots of Lasallian Pedagogy
deeply moved by the
condition of the
children of the
artisans and the poor
II. Current Global State
of Education
Education for All (EFA)
“to meet the learning
needs of all children,
youth and adults
by 2015.”
1. Expanding and improving comprehensive
early childhood care and education
Not enough nourishment and remain
stunted
No access to pre-primary education
(2011)
25%
50%
2. Ensuring that all children have access to and
are able to complete primary education
Out-of-school youth (2011)
57M
3. Equitable access to appropriate learning
and life skills programs
4. Achieving a 50% improvement
in levels of adult literacy.
Illiterate adults
774m
5. Eliminating gender disparities and
achieving gender equality in education
Primary Level
Secondary Level
60%
40%
6. Improving all aspects of
the quality of education
Education for All (EFA)
NOT a single ONE
of the six
EFA goals
will be achieved
by 2015
III. Addressing the need for
Quality, Universal Education
Gary Becker
Human Capital
“People cannot be
separated from their
knowledge, skills, health or
values in the way they can
be separated from their
financial and physical
assets.”
Personal Gain VS Common Good?
…ensure that our children receive an
education that allows them to become
good people who practice that great
commandment of love.
‘educational
emergency’
Pope Benedict XVI
Educators are called to
urgently pass on to future
generations the basic
values of life and moral
conduct.
Rudolf Steiner
Lecture on Truth, Beauty and Goodness
The primary function of
education is to exercise the
students’ faculties of
thinking, feeling, and
willing.
Faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing
Thinking
Feeling
Willing
Truth
Beauty
Goodness
Science
Art
Religion
Andrew
DelBlanco
The Humanities Crisis
in Europe & US: education
narrowed down “to mean
the acquisition of practical
skills”
in Asia: effort to include
“the cultivation of feeling
and imagination”
to become fully human
LIBERAL EDUCATION
Truth
Beauty
Goodness
Thinking
Feeling
Willing
Science
Art
Religion
IV. Towards a truly
Liberal Education
Alam Simpson
The Marks of an Educated Man
Liberal education “distinguishes
whatever nourishes the mind and
spirit from the training, which is
merely practical, or professional or
from the trivialities which are no
training at all. Such an education
involves a combination of
knowledge, skills and standards.”
Truth
Beauty
Goodness
Science
Art
Religion
Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program in the Philippines
“Our first task…is to take off
our shoes, for the place we are
approaching is holy.”
MAX WARREN
“a society respectful of
human life in all its expressions.”
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EDUCATION
IN THE PHILIPPINE LANDSCAPE
V. Education for
Transformation
Joseph Aoun
Expand Students’ Global Experience
“Our colleges and universities
must work to ensure that all
students become inquisitive,
lifelong learners with
a global perspective.”
Kahlil Gibran
“A little knowledge that acts
is worth infinitely more than
much knowledge that is idle.”
VI. Opportunities for
Collaboration and Innovation
MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) such as Coursera.
The Department of Education Philippines’ online resource platform, LRMDS.
The Department of Education Philippines’ Twitter page.
SOURCE: L.A. Zamboanga Times. Retrieved April 27, 2014 from http://lazamboangatimes.com/main_page_original_changed_on_12_15_2010.html
How can the network of educators
gathered here today ACT on the
global problem of 57 million children
who are out of school?
SOURCE: Twitter. Tweet by Pope Francis (@Pontifex) on March 1, 2014.
Maraming Salamat po!
Thank you very much!

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