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I have chosen to create "Schooling for Future" as a part of my final project on a postgraduate program I'm currently finishing. This project came out as a result of 6 successful screenings of documentary "Schooling the World" (directed by Carol Black) and discussions among participants, which were held after watching the film.

The work you are about to see is a first part of a documentary about purposeful education. The second part will be completed by the Mid October.

Through the process of my academic research I was aiming to find the connection between thoughts of radicals thinkers in the realm of purposeful education such as: Rabindranath Tagore, Maria Montesori, Krishnamurti, Ivan Illich, John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, Sir Ken Robinson, Alan Watts, Nikhil Goyal, Noam Chomsky, Paolo Freire, Gregory Cajete, Allan R. Wallance, Rudolf Steiner, Satish Kumar

and between the thoughts of participants who came to the screening of the documentary "Schooling the World".

Main reason for choosing "Schooling the World" as a foundation for my research are the challenges that educational system represents for society today. Stories in this documentary point out to those challenges in a very clear, somehow provocative, but engaging way.

Challenges I am referring to:

- current educational system is not encouraging individuals to learn directly from our greatest teacher - the nature itself;
- current educational system is not encouraging creativity and freedom of expression;
- current educational system is not fully supporting individuals to discover and develop their own potentials;
- current educational system is becoming increasingly standardization across the world
- educational system is being used to support global economy, for the price of one's own unique cultural identity and value system;
- current educational system is result driven and lacks the important recognition of process focused education.


These are few thoughts I was interested to look into and to find out how and if they were seen by some of the greatest thinkers as far as 100 years ago. I also wanted to find out what members of society think today.

I have also been asking myself a question, how to support those great noble thoughts to become more wide spread. I discovered that most of participants who engaged in discussion after the screenings share those same thoughts. Thoughts, which can lead towards creation of a more sustainable education and have a positive impact on society and life on Earth.

Hopefully I can make a humble contribution with the composition I am sharing with you here.

I am very grateful to Satish Kumar for his words of heartfelt wisdom, to dr. Robert Cook for sharing his experience in Ladakh and to everybody who joined this unique "Journey of Exploration through the Process of Education".

Thank you for being the change you wish to see in this world!

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Learning from the Age of Enlightenment

The Highest goal in life was to inquire, to create, to search the riches of the past and try to internalize the parts of them that are significant for a person to carry that quest for understanding further in one's own way.

Purpose of Education from that point of view was to help people determine how to learn on their own. Decisions about journey and interest should be given to the learner, to produce something new and exciting.

Shouldn't this purpose be alive today?

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