The text presents an education model. A model built based in experiencies and practices and also an utopia not yet realized, but a model that is inspiring education in many places all over the world.
“Diffuse education” offers an alternative vision of our society, one in which the education of its youngest members is no longer a separate, specialist practice but, rather, increasingly becomes the responsibility of all members of the society and part of its life, taken as a whole. In this model, young children and adolescents are encouraged to involve themselves in real-world activities and tangible projects, and thus to learn and find agency in the flux of everyday life and participate in the opportunities it brings.
Joaquim Machado de Araújo, Alberto Filipe Araújo
This article values pedagogy as dialogue, the founding leitmotif whose cornerstone is the initiatory word, as trans-formation (um-bildung) whilst emphasizes the importance of Looking at the Other not as a “minor”, not as a “foreigner” but as my “neighbor“ like in the Gospel parable of the “Good Samaritan”. It underscores the traveling condition of the human being (homo viator), highlights the symbolism of the brotherly gesture, shows the importance of the dialogue held along the way and the pedagogical implications of this perspective.
L’articolo presenta le ragioni che hanno portato l’università LUMSA di Roma ad istituire la Scuola di Alta Formazione “Educare all’Incontro e alla Solidarietà” (EIS): da un lato, la positiva esperienza di Service Learning, iniziata con un piccolo gruppo di studenti qualche anno fa e ora molto più diffusa; dall’altro, l’attenzione alle sollecitazioni della Congregazione per l’Educazione Cattolica, con la quale l’università ha un rapporto molto stretto, fin dalle sue origini.