Sunday, November 13, 2016
Document of the 5th international Meeting "Towards a Humanizing Education"
"The paradigm of the future: intentional learning, non-violent and transformative”
The paradigm of the future: intentional learning, non-violent and transformative is the convoking theme of the V International Meeting "Towards a Humanizing Education" organized by the Humanist Universalist Pedagogical Current (COPEHU) that will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of January 2017 in the Park of Study and Reflection: Punta de Vacas (Andes Mountains, Mendoza, Argentina).
We, those who feel the need to contribute to the profound transformation of education for human evolution have met annually since 2013. We meet to study, reflect and share about this pedagogical proposal that arises essentially from contributions of New Humanism by Silo, and also recognize the theoretical contributions of existentialism and phenomenology, research in the neurosciences and the work of Lev Vygotsky and Paulo Freire, among other authors.
All educational paradigms begin from a worldview, the human being, his conscience and his social function for the formulation of a theory of learning. These concepts are the starting point and give a meaning to the educational work that today presents certain challenges that require innovative proposals and, according to our proposal, imply that the human being is considered the central value and concern. A vision in which the overcoming of pain, suffering, and all forms of violence is one of founding meanings and keystones of the reason to educate.
Currently we are exposed to daily situations in which violence is common denominator: not only wars, bombings, physical violence; but also, of economic violence, racial, cultural, psychological, religious, and sexual violence. We perceive violence not only socially, but rather in interpersonal relationships that take place within the school, within the family, at work... Going even deeper, we find that violence may also be present within ourselves.
We therefore consider it essential, to transform this situation, to take as our starting point the experience of connecting with human interiority, generating not only the physical but mental scope where the teacher can reflect, meditate on "how to recover the deep meaning of education, the act of teaching". We believe that our contribution can facilitate the expression of a new look, able to build a new meaning in educational action, recovering the human in the act of teaching and learning. A new way of being in the educational space and the world in general.
In our proposal we believe it’s pertinent to reflect on the attitude of educators today, as we are the ones who are able to make a new education available to the new generations which aims to enable, arouse the desire to learn, reflect, investigate, transform, of being aware of themselves and of their acts with the horizon of a desired future. From there it is necessary to learn to accompany this new expression that is born without judgment, which aspires to make the conditions so that the human being can fully develop, reveal their vocation and express it in the world, an expression according to the new times.
We believe it is necessary to create a paradigm that explicitly includes a commitment to a culture of nonviolence, highlighting that in the present historical moment violence is no longer acceptable as a way of coexistence, conflict resolution or achieving goals. We're talking about Nonviolence as an attitude, as a way of life, as a way to build that new world to which we, the human beings, aspire.
It will be three days in which we will share experiences and pedagogical visions that allow us to reflect and learn how to build a new way of being in the world, a new place from where to develop our vocation. We will try to put forth the sensitivity, connecting with the best of others, enjoying to learn all together.
From the Copehu we invite you to build the suitable environment to continue deepening in the paradigm of the future: the one of a transformative education in an evolutionary direction according to the model of the new, of that which is being born.
Organizing Team of the V International Meeting
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Document of IV International Conference
"Towards a humanizing education"
Recovering the Human from learning and teaching is the convener motto for the Fourth Educational Meeting organized by the Universalist Humanist Pedagogical Current (COPEHU) as a continuation of a series of events to exchange educationists experiences initiated in January 2013. This meeting, will take place at the Park of Study and Reflection Punta de Vacas in Andes Mountains, will be three days of shared working that it expresses a "we" diverse and committed with non violence culture. Through reflection, study and exchanging of experiences and pedagogical perspectives we are going to build new learnings ways, enabling the deployment of a sensitivity to open our way to better connect with one and other, awakening the joy of learning together.
CoPeHU is inspired essentially by the Silo's New Humanism, but also recognizes existentialism and phenomenology sources, neurosciences researches, and the works of authors like Vigotsky or Paulo Freire. From our vission, any educational paradigm starts from a world's view, of the human being a and his consciousness' conception, but also his social function for making a learning's theory. This conceptions are the starting point and give sense to all the educational work that is changing rapidly. From our perspective, is shown the burning need of changing the look. This, recognising the other as a learning active subject, an intentional being who aims to grow as human being in his possibility of transforming the world and his reality. This looking towards a blessed future.
And what does define the human as this? The socio historical reflection as personal memory.
In this way, the Fourth Meeting "Towards a Humanizing Education" invites to the reflection about this new pedagogical proposal, from which we wonder about: how recover the deepest sense of education, from the act of teaching for one of each of us? Does this meaning found linked with the Vocation? In other words, with those that anyone can contribute to the expression of a new look, able to build a new sense in educational activity for us, a starting point is to try to return to that moment when each one of us decided to start to walk this path of pedagogical teaching with others, path that is undoubtedly linked deeply with "the human".
It is a proposal to try to answer us that which is so simple but essential: what do we transit our educative practice for. An invitation to reflection to the sense of "what for" we educate and "how" we can contribute to the development of new generations.
In this context, the meeting is convened to share the need for a change of looking and so want to open new horizons towards the human, considering the characteristic of the human being is being and making sense. It is tried to generate areas of reflection, study and exchange among educators to work on a road for transformation to this new look, in which we see ourselves and other members of the educational community through our virtues. This is a look at where we can recognize the intentionality of the other, who has an open future with endless possibilities.
From the CoPeHU invite you to deepen the connection path with the "vocation" and the own registration of the humanity of the other, that goes beyond the natural itself, showing that it is possible to see the light in chaos, it is possible think beyond the provisions when it states that "nothing can change" because it is in these moments of crisis, reification, in this time of dehumanization, which appears the possibility of future rehabilitation. We can experience that it is possible to go further, it is possible to transform, it is possible!
It is the conviction of a new pedagogical look, the door to new horizons towards an education that will provide new generations the tools for creating their blessed future.
Organizing team of the IV International Conference "Towards a humanizing education"