ERIC Number: ED231941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Permanent Education and Creativity. Creativity as a Practical Philosophy.
Suchodolski, Bogdan; Kuczynski, Janusz
Two papers by Polish scientists are provided that correlate lifelong education with man's creative activity and explore creativity as a practical philosophy. In "Permanent Education and Creativity," Bogdan Suchodolski supports the connection between permanent education and man's creative activity. He suggests that civilization is at a crossroads and wise control is needed to save it from dangers. The propositions of the most recent Club of Rome Report, "No Limits to Learning," are considered as are G. Picht's alternative, utopian proposals. Educational aims are explored that are based on preparations for a new, expected future and are not those of an adaptation to an existing reality. Discussion of creativity looks at the limits of a program for creativity. "Creativity as a Practical Philosophy," by Janus Kuczynski, is divided into three parts. The first part attempts a Marxist, positive interpretation of how sense comes to be created by man. The focus of part two is the concretization of socialism. The concepts of individuality, creativity, and community as a program are discussed as well as the formulation of an axiological attitude. Creativity is proposed as a means of a mutual development of the individual and the community. Part three gives an overview of social creativity under socialism in Poland. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Structures, Content, Methods and Techniques of Education.
Note: English translation edited by Colin Fletcher.