ERIC Number: ED263084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Challange of Evolutionary Learning.
Banathy, Bela H.
Emerging educational needs in the interdependent world of the Information Age are explored. The current global human predicament in the historical context of the evolution of human systems is examined. A description is given of a systems view of the current evolutionary stage and the new educational needs of the Information Age that can be derived from an understanding of the evolutionary transformation currently taking place. It is emphasized that in the Information Age, the central challenge of education is to develop evolutionary competence in people and in societal groups (from local to global) which will give direction to human evolution. Evolutionary competence is characterized in terms of knowledge, understandings, ways of thinking, skill, dispositions, and values. A curriculum model is displayed that is relevant to evolutionary competencies. Instructional and learning arrangements and resources are defined that can enable the development of these evolutionary competencies. Three types of learning are considered: socially supported individual learning, social learning, and societal learning. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council on Education for Teaching, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).