What Can “Integral” Mean in Education?

Author: Piotr Błajet
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Author: Beata Przyborowska
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2012
Source: Show
Pages: 66-80
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2012.06.04
PDF: kie/92/kie9204.pdf

There are many misconceptions about what is called “integral education”. We propose an integral approach to education based on the historical thinking of John Dewey and on the more recent AQAL concept by Ken Wilber. At the centre of integral education, there is a Subject. Subject equals his/her perspective. Integral education is a process of constructing/creating perspectives in the subject. We propose that four main perspectives can be applied to the educational process and the Integral Education Matrix includes these perspectives. The matrix can be a useful tool for planning actions and outcomes in the process of education.


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