Education for Sustainability:  Are we educated to destroy the World?

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Education for Sustainability: Are we educated to destroy the World?

Education forms you to a large extent and is also a basis of your moral perspective on the world. But where should the educational focus be on in such a drastically changing world?

Organisator Studium Generale (Open Mind Lab) icw Green Office
Datum

di 6 juni 2017 20:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28
Nowadays, critics emphasize that in the current education system, the main focus is on individual growth and gaining knowledge. However intrinsic moral values, based on personal knowledge, are less cared for. During the first lecture on the 6th of June, the role or the ‘lack’ of these intrinsic values within the current education system is discussed by Prof dr. Arjen Wals. One can wonder if the knowledge you gain is constructively contributing to a sustainable future. Or is the knowledge you gain only reinforcing the exploitation of the earth and actually counterproductive, making the problems in the light of sustainability too complex to comprehend? And therefore can we state: Are we educated to destroy the world?