Areas of Learning Basic to Lifelong Education by Paul Lengrand

By Paul Lengrand

The examine of lifelong schooling brings to mild features of schooling which transcend the basically highbrow sphere into all dimensions of being.These dimensions suppose nice significance for people looking to enhance capacities so that it will permit them to manage effectively with the demanding situations they'll confront all through lifestyles and to take part constructively within the better strategies of improvement. the themes lined contain communique, corporal guy, time, house, paintings, guy as citizen, the moral area, know-how and the clinical spirit, and from those papers emerges the unifying subject of the interrelationship among morality and know-how. This courting poses the important query of ways participants may still make a decision which of the recent applied sciences that proliferate in modern society could be helpful to humankind and which harmful. The ebook is the results of a collective undertaking undertaken via the Unesco Institute of schooling (UIE). The process followed is new in respects: first, every one subject matter is handled when it comes to studying, and moment, each one is said to the others in a world and transdisciplinary view of non-public improvement. it really is written via specialists from numerous international locations who're identified the world over for his or her awesome contributions to analyze into the issues of studying as a foundation for lifelong schooling, and may be very important interpreting for all these excited about the learn and perform of lifelong schooling.

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A large proportion of the objects of our experience become comprehensible only to the extent that we can actively intervene in their composition (or de-composition). As long as we cannot manipulate wood, the earth and its products, or iron, these elements remain more or less strange to us, and the knowledge we have of them is of an abstract nature. The role of the hand, already substantial at the level of comprehension, becomes still clearer and more decisive at the level of creativity. True creativity cannot be exclusively defined as doing.

Communicating about Communication Communication is the production and reception of messages; it is the sharing and exchange of information, feeling and meaning. Meaning is itself conveyed or distorted by the way messages are produced and received. Without it social cohesion is impossible; yet it may also be an instrument of aggression. Just as diplomacy may be 'war carried on by other means', so words, whether delivered by missionaries or pirate relay stations, can be an invading force. Everything that is distinctively human depends upon communication.

The problematical hero is an ambiguous person who inspires neither sympathy nor repugnance but encourages reflection leading to compassion and understanding. Greek tragedy, the works of Shakespeare and most contemporary works belong to the second conception. However, in the first years of life, when the foundations of moral ideas have to be laid, the first conception seems appropriate. The contribution of art to intellectual development is no less important than its role in the moral domain. Art not only makes the objective reality more readable through training the senses, it also constitutes a cognitive act.

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