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Prof. Dominika Dudek: I dream of schools that teach students how to deal with stress

Interview with Prof. Dominika Dudek, psychiatrist, president of the Polish Psychiatric Association, head of the Department of Psychiatry at Jagiellonian…

30 January 2023

Anna Szulc: Yesterday’s teachers are using the day before yesterday’s methods. How is it supposed to work well?

An interview with Anna Szulc, a mathematics teacher from Kazimierz Wielki High School in Zdunska Wola, Poland, who does not…

16 January 2023

Czego Powinna Uczyć Szkoła (CPUS)

Lista CPUS (Czego Powinna Uczyć Szkoła), czyli 10 kluczowych kompetencji, zanurzonych w wartościach humanistycznych, które mają przygotować uczniów do życia…

16 January 2023

Book review: Smartphones Epidemic by Manfred Spitzer

The book of Manfred Spitzer provokes thoughts about the impact digitalization bears on our existence. According to the author, one…

09 January 2023

An innovative educational project is being launched. Holistic Think Tank invites up to 100 school teachers to join it

Holistic Think Tank aims to create a common base of lessons’ scenarios built on the values from the What School…

03 January 2023

The price of success. Is Korean “education fever” a warning or an inspiration?

As recently as the 1950s, South Korea’s economy was not too different from those of sub-Saharan African countries (calculated by…

29 December 2022

Merry Christmas and much happiness in the New Year

May these holidays become an opportunity to celebrate life with your loved ones and have inspiring conversations, as well as…

21 December 2022

Digital competence’s awareness, cooperation, and sense of empowerment. Our grantees point to the most important values in education

Three grantees are working with us to develop and implement an interdisciplinary subject (IDS). And while they share a mutual…

21 December 2022

What School Ought to Teach (WSOT) list

What School Ought to Teach (WSOT) list consists of 10 key competencies, embedded in a humanistic view, that prepare young…

16 December 2022

Toward the „thriving” relationships in Polish schools

The amount of studying imposed on students is a systemic problem, not the teachers’ idea – says one of the…

09 December 2022

IDS GRANTS SUMMARY: to design Interdisciplinary Subject

Introduction Holistic Think Tank’s mission is to make schools around the world raise learners ready for the challenges of the…

29 November 2022

Zimbabwe: Hopes of the teachers and dreams of the students

Schools ought to teach what is relevant and applicable in the day-to-day interaction in life, either at work or in…

29 November 2022

Philippines: The world’s awakening. Mankind is beginning to understand that the future starts with education

Currently, various countries all over the globe – following the global educational trend that emphasizes 21st-century competencies – have undertaken…

29 November 2022

Kenya: lessons learned. What should we pay attention to while introducing the education reform

In 2015, Kenya began introducing a new holistic and interdisciplinary curriculum. Its premise – to raise a generation that will…

29 November 2022

Designing interdisciplinary lessons: an inspiration toolkit

As a result of research conducted by HTT in order to develop new educational solutions, we announced an international competition…

24 November 2022

The University of Sheffield on the way to IDS curriculum

23 November 2022

HTT RESEARCH SUMMARY: different countries share the same dream of a better school

1. Introduction The Holistic Think Tank aims to improve the functioning of schools worldwide by moving away from the traditional…

18 November 2022

How to make schools catch up with the 21st century?

Today’s students need a multi-dimensional set of skills: the ones for both their present and future lives, abilities they can…

07 November 2022

When more is less

The dominance of private education, overprotective parents helping children with their homework, and numerous tutors – this approach to education…

07 November 2022

Kids always want to know more, but teachers hit systemic obstacles

Most teachers dream of education that will develop students’ talents, show them how to resolve problems, communicate efficiently, analyze sources…

07 November 2022

School is a miniature society

South Korean participants in the HTT research project see school as a community that reflects the society in general. By…

17 October 2022

“Emotional touch with creative design” – Inspiration from Korean interdisciplinary approach to education

STEAM education tries to integrate the learning experience, with a focus on connecting the subjects of science, technology, engineering, mathematics,…

17 October 2022

Brazilian vision of education – socioemotional skills in the forefront

The core of the Brazilian curriculum fosters ten general competences that contribute to the holistic formation and education of children.…

17 October 2022

Join education experts at the HTT Summit in Ohio (4.-5. March 2023)

10 October 2022

See and feel the heart of education all over the world

10 October 2022

Towards humanization of school curricula

10 October 2022

The essence of the change is to go beyond the comfort zone.

“There is one world – let’s learn to look at it as a whole, through the lens of various subjects,…

10 October 2022

My media. My power. My world.

As one of the Holistic Think Tank grant program beneficiaries, the University of Sheffield, has prepared its own concept of…

09 October 2022

“School should not just be a four-walled classroom”

Teachers who took part in the HTT research project in Brazil dream of a student-centered and  reality-based education that inspires…

29 September 2022

What Should Schools Teach? A Phenomenography of School Environments

What kind of skills and knowledge should be taught in schools for the world’s better future – this was the…

27 September 2022

South African schools on the path to interdisciplinary education

South African participants in the HTT research project stressed the importance of holistic development of students which is most successfully…

27 September 2022

South Africa: Schools are not isolated entities

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom…

27 September 2022

Human Centered Interdisciplinary Subject

The recording was taken during the Holistic Think Tank Grant Summary meeting with Human Restoration Project in September 2022.  Willing…

27 September 2022

My Media, My Power, My World. A new Interdisciplinary Subject for Pupils in Primary Education

The recording was taken during the Holistic Think Tank Grant Summary meeting with the University of Sheffield in September 2022.…

27 September 2022

Different approaches to Interdisciplinary School Subject (IDS) curriculum

Holistic Think Tank’s grant beneficiaries meeting & debate | March 2022 The recording was taken during the first meeting of the…

21 September 2022

Galina Zenin: “Music provides the children with an opportunity to learn about the world in a holistic way by being wholly engaged”

In an old photo Galina’s head is adorned with a huge white bow, she is wearing a short brown dress…

21 September 2022

Prof. Magdalena Ślusarczyk: “Nowadays it is not easy to talk about universal values, because we live in a world of their pluralism”

Professor, we are really grateful for this opportunity to talk to you. For us, Holistic Think Tank, it is really…

21 September 2022

Educational journey into the unknown begins with leaving the familiar port

We sometimes hear the expression of a rather melancholic notion that we were, in fact, born too late to have…

21 September 2022

School should stress the mutual permeability between various fields of study, along with the permeability of values

Children starting off on their educational journey ought to be provided with opportunities to develop in many different directions. Emphasis,…

21 September 2022

Interdisciplinary School Subject (IDS): The point is to do inquiry based learning

Holistic Think Tank recently awarded a research grant to Fab Lab Foundation for creating a new interdisciplinary subject. Today we…

21 September 2022

Approaching the global issues  based on interdisciplinary knowledge, values, and skills

Education for global citizenship, in its critical rather than “soft” version, invites students to question existing social order and to…

21 September 2022

What kind of citizenship should be taught at school?

Functioning in a relationship with the state should be an important part of the life of each and every one…

21 September 2022

The role of the school is to teach how to learn

“What is the purpose of the school?” – this question seems to have an obvious answer. The objective of the…

21 September 2022

“Mathematics is something more than a subject based on the data”

Travelling through different places allow for observing rich fauna and flora, describing the landscape and recording the most beautiful views.…

21 September 2022

Holistic Think Tank Methodological Manifesto

1. A methodology to match the approach to the world and to education At Holistic Think Tank we are primarily…

21 September 2022

Communication triad – is a mature educational dialogue possible?

Communication is a basic tool of knowledge transfer in a school situation. The child and the adult communicate with each…

20 September 2022

Computational thinking as a fundamental skill used by everyone by the middle of the 21st Century

We all agree that the school should not only impart knowledge, but also help develop specific skills. The catalog of…

20 September 2022

“Empty Pedagogy, Behaviorism, and the Rejection of Equity” – Chris McNutts diagnosis on the educational reality.

The use of techniques based on the achievements of behaviorism stirs rampant emotions among education specialists. It is worth remembering,…

20 September 2022

The question returns like a boomerang: How to make pupils want to learn?

The Holistic Think Tank team has been working for many months on an international research project on primary school education.…

20 September 2022

Maciej Winiarek: “We need to flip the classroom relationship and put the student in the center of the education system”

“I think we should increase the potential of children now, which will enable them to take responsibility for their own…

20 September 2022

Does homeschooling teach what schools do not?

Statistics indicate a growing interest in homeschooling among many members of the public. In Italy, over the past two years,…

20 September 2022

Neither education nor production systems are tailored to develop 21st century competences

Today we face the reality of modern society: neither education nor production systems are tailored to develop 21st century competences.…

20 September 2022

Holistic approach in education

A list compiled by the Holistc Thnik Tank researchers – Jan Bazyli Klakla and Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska – based on preliminary analyses and…

20 September 2022

Cavatina Hall Film Festival “Education Against War”

Holistic Think Tank is pleased to invite you to the Cavatina Film Festival, a new address on the European film…

15 September 2022

HTT USA has been established

HTT grows stronger! HTT USA has just been established. HTT USA CEO, Richard (Rik) Langendoen, is a manager and director…

15 September 2022

What School Should Teach Research: Case Study of Philippines (Summary)

The school in focus is located in one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the Philippines. It was established…

08 September 2022

What School Should Teach Research: Case Study of Poland (Summary)

The research aim of the project is an investigation into a particular school environment along with the roles played by…

08 September 2022