|Neohumanist Education for All
Notes from a presentation given by Didi Anandarama at the Berlin Sector ETC
Neohumanist Education is firmly rooted in the philosophy and principles of Neohumanism which is defined as the practice of love for all creation including plants, animals and the inanimate world. Neohumanism stands for the liberation of intellect from dogmas and limiting sentiments and extending one's loving heart to all and everything in this universe. It is a harmonious blending of oriental introversial philosophy and occidental extroversial science.
|NHE has four pillars
Philosophy – Principles – Methods- Teacher
I. Philosophical Foundations of NHE are based on the definitions of philosophy as given by Shrii P. R. Sarkar which comprise the following:
Ontology – Oneness of existence
II. NHE Principles
NHE is empowering children in two ways: internally through personal development with the goal to realize oneself; and externally through acquisition of worldly knowledge with the goal to serve the world in a better way. NHE strives for a harmonious balance between subjective inner development and objective adjustment in the world. Personal development is the backbone of the curriculum and therefore the NHE curriculum places subjects of self-development at the core, such as Supra Aesthetics, Music and Arts, Language Arts, YES-Astaunga Yoga, Philosophy, Biopsychology, Physical Education, Communication and STUVOL.
Other subjects come at the periphery such as earth sciences, maths, history etc. The core subjects ensure the desired outcome as envisioned by Shrii P. R. Sarkar in the Education anagram:
Enlargement of mind
III. NHE Methods
Students are best taught through:
IV. Teachers are Social Leaders