“An education in solutions-thinking” – Metta Center Podcast

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(Original article: Metta Center for Nonviolence)

“Education is the root system underlying all other systems. Given the grave and potentially catastrophic problems we face, it is critical that we provide young people with the knowledge, tools and motivation to address our pressing challenges in order to transform unsustainable and unjust systems into ones that are humane, healthy and peaceful.”

Zoe Weil

Zoe Weil

Zoe Weil (portrayed on the left in the Shetterly “Americans who tell the truth” series) begins one of her many inspiring and challenging Tedx talks by making the bold claim that if every child succeeded in our current educational system in the United States, we would still be stuck with the greatest problems facing humanity today. We need an education that re-imagines our human potential for creating solutions. We need to ask ourselves: What are our best qualities as people and how do we use those as a basis for education to support building the world that works for everyone? Imagine now children educated in that kind of a system going into the world–even DURING their school years. We’d be much closer to peace in our world. What do you think?

Systems thinker and pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, Zoe Weil (co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education) joins Peace Paradigm Radio and we loved every minute! What is Humane Education and what does it have to do with nonviolence and the New Story? 

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