Holistic Education and Futures Visions (Jennifer M. GIDLEY 2002)

This article raises serious questions about the adequacy of contemporary mainstream educational theory and processes to equip youth to construct and face their futures positively. Key educational ‘futurists’ have engaged in critical speculation about alternative forms of education which might better prepare youth for a rapidly changing and uncertain future, whilst also considering the needs of future generations. Several researchers recommend more holistic, integrated teaching methods using imagination, visualization, pro-social skills and specific futures methodologies. Intriguingly, many of these are crucial aspects of Steiner education.

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