Pedagooogy 3000 and emAne
Dominique, Noemi y Nina at Santiago’s Airport
We had a beautiful workshop on the afternoon of Saturday 16th of May, in Santiago de Chile, followed by an international live radio program (www.seres.com), in which we told everyone about the tour and its scope. I´m calling this: “the Gigantic Tour”..
I also was told about the amazing Francisco Varela School in Santiago de Chile, which I share with you bellow.
First of all this school is on the top of a mountain. Secondly, it is the first school with Buddhist philosophy in Chile and they work towards the internal development of children. Thirdly, kids are happy, they can be themselves and they are connected with their inner being.
Extract from the Web page http://www.escuelafranciscovarela.cl/
It is a Buddhist inspirational school that used the scientific principles of Francisco Varela and the different needs of children and their families for their curriculum.
In times when education is the mother of all political battles, Francisco Varela School began as an educational experiment that links learning with Buddhism, in a concept lead by ethics rather than by methodology.
In its first year it counts with 110 students in levels from 2 year old up to fourth grade. The average number of students per class room is 18 with 2 teachers. They will grow to have up to seventh grade next year and they already have all the spots taken.
The immediate success of Francisco Varela School has taken everyone by surprise, including Mauricio Fredes, principal associate and Buddhist practitioner and altruist, who has created the school and sponsored it -in his space Dharma Kaya-.
The Principal, Leopoldo Muñoz De la Parra, explains the origin of this concept: “We talk about a new type of school because its precepts are ethical rather than methodological, and because we created a school that promotes happiness search” a sign of its link with Buddhism.
Meditation: To educate from and for happiness involves working with our body and mind to develop our concentration, listening, and other capabilities and connect with an internal state of peace.
An Integral-holistic education should include: the development of the different aspects of the being, for this music, art, sports, dance, within others are very valuable elements.
Address: : Av. José Arrieta 10.117, Peñalolén, Santiago.
E-mail : email@example.com
Phone : 22791473
I´m very happy that Americo (my son) is in Francisco Varela School, you can see that teachers are constantly working to give their best. In each class room there are two teachers for 24 students, plus a person who goes around all class rooms, helping children with special needs if needed.
Because it is a government recognized school, they have a great use of the extended 16 hours schedule, offering different and fun workshops like: climbing, yoga, theatre, dance and physical education.
Américo says his favourite part is that recess is long. He really enjoys yoga class, physical education and English.
Hugs and kisses from Vale, Américo and David.
Thethree tours of 2015 will cover more than 33 countries with the themes of a new integral Education and Peace Culture, raising awareness with the new needs of nowadays education, and promoting concretepedagogical solutions. The purposes of the tours are:
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