Today’s schools are a contradiction of the sense of education.
They convey knowledge and facts but do not show how to understand them and use it in everyday life. They strengthen competition for grades and achievements, but not teach how to cooperate and communicate with others. They require continuous teaching progress, but do not show how to achieve it in accordance with the child’s predispositions. Yet each of us is different, and this uniqueness constitutes a real value for society.
It is high time to restore meaning to school as a place of shaping responsible and conscious generations, but – above all – happy and fulfilled people.
Our phenomenographic research carried out in 10 countries around the world showed that an overriding goal of teaching every single subject at school should be learning and developing humanistic values, based on freedom and respect for others, as well as the ability to build good interpersonal relations and understand each other. This is the foundation of our culture and civilization.